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Government House

Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340/773-1404
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Christiansted, null, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
108 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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306 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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