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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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Make the climb

They are "just old stairs" with history. Climb the stairs to the old hotel and find a wonderful view of the surrounding harbor. Read the history along the way and remember to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Muskegon, Michigan
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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Challenge: Count and share! Can visit Blackbeard's Castle afterwards and the great thing about this attraction is that you're in the downtown area already so you can shop after, before, or both.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

They are "just old stairs" with history. Climb the stairs to the old hotel and find a wonderful view of the surrounding harbor. Read the history along the way and remember to take a camera.

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Thank Allen B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The real interest in finding these stairs is in using them to get to either 'Blackbeard's Tower' or to walk around the various streets at the top of the stairs. Otherwise, the stairs themselves are of no particular interest or attraction.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a fun climb up the stairs, we went by several of the historic homes and ended in Black beard castle, most of the stairs were the original but it has been restored to be useable.

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Loves Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok, you get to the top and you can go on a sort of self guiding tour of Black Beards Castle. It was 18.00 I think, you can if you want bring your suit and swim in the pools until 5pm but they are just average.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't count them but, a real nice view to be had at the top and nice houses to be seen. Start across the street from the post office. After the first flight of stairs turn right to find the next flight.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told to do the 99 steps, so we did. Parking at Blackbeard's Castle we walked down and descended the 99 Steps. (We counted more than 99). We arrived at the bottom and then ascended back to the car. We aren't sure why there are 99 Steps and there are no historic signs or plaques to help visitors. There... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These steps go from downtown up to blackboards castle. There are more than 99. We enjoyed the exercise and they are nice looking steps. The steps are not even and there are not railings along all of it. Even if you do not go to blackboards, the views from the top are good.

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West Kelowna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 99 steps are in a residential area and allow access to Blackbeards Castle (which is only open on certain days) Something to do in Charlotte Amalie as you walk about the town. Lots of huffing and puffing cruise ship tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was just like another staircase. Definitely felt it with the heat. Nice little exercise and adventure.

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