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“nice walk”(11 reviews)
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...more
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoy travel to St. Thomas. This is my second time traveling and both times I went to this amazing place. If you like to have a walking experience and an stunning view at the top I recommend this place for you!!! Amazing amazing...More

Thank Madyviolin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found these steps on the way to Blackbeard’s Castle (didn’t know it was closed). Lots of steep hills and steps on St. Thomas so the idea of exploring on foot is not for the faint of heart. We climbed the steps. They need some restoration...More

1  Thank Sprout211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glad we saw and climbed the 99 steps. They seem to be in disrepair but that is understandable due to age. However, I do think the handrail could be repaired for those who need the extra help climbing the steps. We must not of walked...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was neat to see and the history is cool but ultimately, it's a set of stairs. The view from the top is good and 99 (102) steps is not as many as you think

Thank stevenrE1422UU
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I thought 99 Steps was pretty cool. I like to find the beauty in things that are in disrepair. It was a fun climb with great views.

1  Thank 1mohman
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Each step is a reminder of the history of St Thomas. Originally built with the ballast from ships coming there from other countries. The have been some repairs over the years to make it safe for us today but it is easy to see them...More

Thank JAB43
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This isn't a walk for the weary but the fun of being on this historic path is worth it. Small children can often be heard counting the steps as they assend with seemingly endless energy; the adults lagging behind them, cheering them on breathlessly. Good...More

Thank sylverfoxy
Reviewed October 11, 2018

While not a must-do, if you take the suggested downtown 'sightseeing' walk, the 99 stairs is one stop and 99 steps up (and 99 more down). When we were there the railing was not the best but we managed to climb then without incident. Plus,...More

Thank Frank-in-MI
Reviewed October 8, 2018

it wasn't easy but we made the climb from dowton Charlotte Amalie to BlueBeard's Castle, which is still closed from the 2017 hurricanes. We knew that in advance but wanted a nice view of the harbor. The individual steps are not steep and mostly broad...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Beautiful place to be at any time of year. Lots of walking but gr4eat views. Highly recommend going. The climb is not bad and shows the whole city and beaches

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Michael C
April 22, 2018|
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Response from rileypug | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should have plenty of time.
Jan H
February 18, 2017|
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Response from brad p | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it can be closed... per Torben above, it's public. However, many of sites (pirates tower, the rum distillery) appear to have fees involved. We were just walking so did'nt pursue. It's a nice invigerating... More
Faith F
January 24, 2017|
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Response from deladypilot | Reviewed this property |
We were there this past October and were told that if you paid for the tour you could stay and swim