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Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340/773-1404
Description: This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S...
This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Nice building

Worth a quick stop just to see the outside of the building. Nice view of the ocean as well. If doing a self walking tour it's worth a quick stop

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Worth a quick stop just to see the outside of the building. Nice view of the ocean as well. If doing a self walking tour it's worth a quick stop

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Marbella, Spain
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93 reviews 93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unless you have a tour guide/book... you will walk past this white building, unnoticed. But realize, this is a nice, white building home to the Lt. Gov of the USVI. Taxpayers say this is a "Nice, white building".. like the White House in Washington, DC - nice, white..etc! erhhh - don't bother to waste time to see.

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Bergen, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

You need a well-informed guide to place this house in its correct historical context. There is not much to see, but that in fact tells you an important story of this community and its near history.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We didn't know it was open to the public. Now we do. On our next visit to the island, we will have to go in and take a look around.

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Avon, Ohio
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562 attraction reviews
1,290 helpful votes 1,290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Located on Kongens Gade just east of the bottom of the step street called The 99 Steps, Government House is a beautiful, white, three-story building that serves as the official home of the territorial Lt Governor. Built in 1867, this neoclassical building with its covered balconies, slender columns and iron work could be the best looking building in Charlotte Amalie.... More 

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Christiansted, null, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The Government House can be a very enjoyable and informative tour if you hit the right time and their is a friendly tour guide. I am not sure how that is managed. My wife and I would luck to run into a worker who wanted to do it. The furniture and art is gracious Caribbean at its best. The rooms... More 

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USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The location, view, and interior are beautiful. The listings and portraits of appointed and elected Governors is a quick and pithy history lesson. I do not believe it is generally open to the public. But a peak inside the main floor lobby is worth it.

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We somewhat accidentally happened upon this location. It was nice for a quick cool-down. The guard working the building area was very friendly - explaining the different pictures, giving a bit of history, and giving the kids pens (which they love getting little treasures)! I don't know that I would seek this out, but it's a great little stop if... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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234 reviews 234 reviews
111 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This Government House is a real life piece of history in a beautiful setting. It is worth a stop see when exploring this tropical island.

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Toronto, Canada
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337 attraction reviews
614 helpful votes 614 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Government House is a beautiful building perched high above Charlotte Amalie. While you can't go inside its worth the walk up not only for the views but also as a waypoint to Blackbeard's Castle then back down the 99 Steps.

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