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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99...

Step streets used by the residents of Charlotte Amalie, these historical 99 steps (the actual count is 103) were built from the ballast bricks of the tall ships coming from the old world, which would then return to Europe loaded with products from the islands.

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Huff and Puff not too bad under 50 !

I was wanting to get the traditional picture, not much to see though looks like it was a typical thing to see and photograph,

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was wanting to get the traditional picture, not much to see though looks like it was a typical thing to see and photograph,

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Thank Dustin A
Rochester NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are actually alot of steps around town to visit but one gets the sign, you know. Best to avoid them in the heat of the day as not much shade. Get a real tour guide as no one is around to tell you about the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After many visits to St Thomas I didn't know about this place until last year while on a cruise someone told us about it, so we decided to go on our next cruise stop last year. They had told us you can walk from the downtown to the beginning of the stairs, but we decided to go on a taxi.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of a free walking tour in Charlotte Amalie, be sure to bring plenty water and be in decent shape, there are many hills to climb.

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Thank Carlos C
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take in the fact that you need to take about 200 steps to get to 99 Steps, you realize it is much more. Turn on your Gopro, and get to steppin! I am curious if these steps are original, and at what time frame red brick was introduced to this island, but it was certainly a historic site... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a little difficulty finding the steps but we parked very close by. At the top of the steps, there is a nice view of the Charlotte Amalie Harbor but besides that there isn't much to it. However, near the top of the steps is Blackbeard's Castle which wasn't open on Sunday; open hours are Tuesday and Wednesday between... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's a hike up hill. And we did it in August. But the views make it well worth the effort. We took the 99 steps on our way to Blackbeard's Castle. Given St. Thomas is such a gorgeous island, if you are able, hike the 99 steps and enjoy the view.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's literally 99 steps. Nothing exciting and it looks modern and nothing special. There is no place to park at the top of the steps but if you want the photo op, it'll take all of three seconds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the hike up the 99 STEPS, definitely wear comfortable shoes and we did the hike up as part of our trip to Blackbeard castle. Fun and interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free attraction, yo can look for the sings and get there, really there is line 102 steps, must have snickers or confortable shoes. i enjoy going up, and when you get there it has a nice view . recommended!!

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