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Address: Blackbeard's Terrace | 5 miles east of Fort Montagu, Nassau, New Providence Island
Description: 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
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godrey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The tour was definitely not worth the money. We stopped a couple of sites, which were not much to look at or hear about. The blackbeard section was not much either, supposed to climb to top for beautiful view, which you could see the same from down below. Paid quite a bit of money for our own self guided tour... More 

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Fife
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Schuylkill Haven, PA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
76 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Latham, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Amanda, Ohio
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268 reviews 268 reviews
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202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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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Fife
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Nassau, New Providence Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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