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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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A fund little diversion to do. Only disappointment is that Blackbeard's Castle property seems to be out of business. But a great little piece of St. Thomas to enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jim C
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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The iguanas are bigger than the ones at my house. The walk did get me out of one more Jewelry store, well maybe 50 stores. And the walk got my pacemaker turned on. The view is good, Blackbeard's Castle is closed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Since NOTHING opens till 10am we decided to do the steps first. There are 104 steps not 99 and at the end is a house not Blackbeards castle. You can kinda see the rest of island and the water. We went up to Blackbeards castle which was surrounded by a huge wall so couldn't see it well and OF COURSE... More 

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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to check this attraction out and were met with nothing but a hot flight of stairs and a few iguanas... not worth it. the view was nice.

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Thank Cara R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fund little diversion to do. Only disappointment is that Blackbeard's Castle property seems to be out of business. But a great little piece of St. Thomas to enjoy.

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Thank Jim C
Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to do your own Charlotte Amalie walking tour, you will get more history than the bus tour.

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Madison, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The journey up 99 steps was a nice walk and the historical buildings and sights in the area are quite interesting. They were all closed the day we walked up but we still enjoyed walking around and the views overlooking Charlotte Amalie and the bay. When your in town for some shopping why not just walk over and check out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were right there, so why not? We enjoyed the steps and the tour of Black Beard's castle. The staff were some of the friendliest people that we met on the island. The stories and history were pretty cool. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Shannon C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not sure of why they call this 99 steps, because I've counted 104 steps a few times. Maybe they've added a few over the past 336 years since its creation? Anyhow, 99 steps, which is the beginning of a pathway to Blackbeard's castle is part of my new favorite morning walk much to the disappointment of my fur... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good history lessons about st Thomas's pirate history at the top really cool castle and old antique houses great view and family friendly

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

If you got the energy walk the 99 steps to the top where you will be met by Black Beards castle & then look back @ the awesome view of the bay.

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