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Address: Blackbeard's Terrace | 5 miles east of Fort Montagu, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Watch tower reportedly used by the pirate Blackbeard.

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I was expecting something more, but it was still good.

I had heard about Blackbeard's Tower and wanted to visit it. We decided to take a chance and see if we could find it. It's not possible to see the tower from the main road as it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2014
ajm198

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Travelers should know this isn't a tour site. Its tucked away in a nice residential area with beautiful views of the north eastern harbour of the island. It is pretty hard to find if you don't ask the right people but it's a lovely little piece of history.

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2 Thank Nickole C
Fife
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have read some of the recent reviews and it is clear that some people have confused the Water Tower, with Blackbeard's Tower. There are no shops or bathrooms any where near Blackbeard's Tower, and it is not at the top of the Queen's Staircase. These things are near the Water Tower, which is actually a legitimate attraction, but Blackbeard's... More 

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8 Thank balmainantiques
Schuylkill Haven, PA
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I am not saying it a must see, but it is nice to visit, the cost is $2 and they have shoppes and bathrooms. The view is great from the tower

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1 Thank millie516
Latham, New York
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well, good luck trying to find this place. Even many of the locals can't find it. I rented a house down the street from this place. It was over grown with weeds on a corner of the street with no signs no nothing. I could not believe I looked for this for a few hours just to find it. I... More 

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3 Thank jscott01
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Takes about 2 hours to go through all. Guides were fun to listen too. Nice Restaurant on sight. Great views from the Tower

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3 Thank Brian M
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I had heard about Blackbeard's Tower and wanted to visit it. We decided to take a chance and see if we could find it. It's not possible to see the tower from the main road as it is covered by trees but one of the reviews below (Alex T) gave good directions in his post. The tower is in a... More 

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4 Thank ajm198
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Whether or not the tower is really Blackbeard's is, of course, debatable. It is, however, an interesting ruin of a tower complete with an inscription inside and wooden staircase. If it was possible to climb to the top (the staircase is far from sturdy!) I'm sure it would offer up great views of the ocean. You can see the ocean... More 

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4 Thank Amanda S
Amanda, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Our guide drove us right to it. What a sight! So glad we took the extra time to go out to see it. Nice area.

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1 Thank stacicooperhoffmann
Fife
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44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

"Blackbeard's Tower" is a fake. I am not sure exactly when the deception started but I have a feeling that someone decided to add another attraction to the few that exist in Nassau, probably in the 1920's. Quite simply, the tower is an old mill - you can see the track for the guide wheel running around the top of... More 

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5 Thank balmainantiques
Nassau, New Providence Island
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

well the drive is wonderful, because to get to this place from paradise island or cable beach or Nassau, you get a nice sight seeing tour, and once you get there you are happy that you did

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