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Government House

King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
340/773-1404
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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USA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
108 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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644 reviews 644 reviews
277 attraction reviews
426 helpful votes 426 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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you are looking for an example of neoclassical architecture, here is your photographic spot. Not sure if you are permitted inside...I didn't try.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a unique experience we had when visiting the Government House in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. As we were walking up to the building, the Lt Governor walked out the door, and we got to have an impromptu meet and great with him in the middle of the street. He even took pictures with us You do not get to... More

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Lunenburg, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Walked by this house on a Sunday, and it was really neat architecturally, and all decorated for Christmas. I don't think it was open, so we didn't duck in, but it was a pretty site worth a photo or two.

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Albany, New York
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48 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

It was boring and the security guards were not welcoming to guests. It wasn't worth the effort of walking up the hill on a hot day and there was really nothing to learn. There are some things so plain there really isn't much to say.

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Independence, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We saw the government house as we were walking around Charlotte Amalie. It seemed to be in pretty good shape, was attractive. We did not get a chance to go inside, as it was on a Saturday. Took lots of pictures of the building; the fort; the canons, etc.

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Puerto Rico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Stopped by and was let in. Nice murals inside and was a good break from the hot air and walking around. I was able to see only the first floor where there are three murals depicting the transfer of the islands to the United States and two others. Plus some history of the governors and the state bird and flower.... More

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