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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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Beautiful Structure and Home of the Lt Governor

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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Bergen, Norway
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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
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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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
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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90 helpful votes 90 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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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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57 helpful votes 57 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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71 reviews 71 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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