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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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Something to say you've done once

The 99 steps is a famous stop that leads you to the Blackbeard castle and it's just a neat experience to the old steps. We went to town with friends we met from the hotel and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
rhondaosugrad
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cool how they built the steps and all but they were hard to find and didn't really go anywhere. My wife and I went up and down a few times for exercise and took some pictures of the view at the top but the view is not the best we saw on the island by far.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The 99 steps is a famous stop that leads you to the Blackbeard castle and it's just a neat experience to the old steps. We went to town with friends we met from the hotel and they had no interest and we parted ways at the steps

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Louisville, KY
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 99 steps that are supposed to take you to a historical area of St. Thomas. They did just that, they are wide enough to navigate easily but it's a bit of a workout...especially when it is HOT. The major negative is that once we got to the top (which has Blackbeard's castle and several shops) none of the... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit! There are actually 103 steps. They are spaced out and manageable. Loved the views!

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can not miss walking up the famous 99 steps to get an amazing and FREE view of the city and harbour of Charlotte Amalie. Its worth the effort to climb the steps set into the side of the hill rising above the city as the view is your well deserved reward. Just head over to the Hotel 1829 and... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time my husband and I walked the steps only to get to the top and discover that they were closed that day. So we checked before we climbed them again to make sure they were open. Success

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Thank teresadavis2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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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