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Blackbeard's Tower

Blackbeard's Terrace | 5 miles east of Fort Montagu, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #46 of 61 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Historic Sites
Description: Watch tower reportedly used by the pirate Blackbeard.
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Schuylkill Haven, PA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
112 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

I was determined to visit Blackbeard’s Tower but it took me a very long time to reach it today (June 22, 2012). First, I decided to take a jitney from downtown Nassau. First, it is not easy to find information on jitney operations to the east of downtown Nassau. The best information I could find is at these two sites... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2004

This is one of those fascinating places that give us a sense of the history and heritage of the country. It is "real", and a very different experience from the commercial Pirates' Museum. It is true that the ruin itself is crumbling, but a little imagination can take you a long way back into the days of Blackbeard himself. It... More

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