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Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Phone Number: 340/773-1404
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This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S....

This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Tour of the Government House, Charlotte Amalie.

This was another historical building that was recommended on the self 99 steps walking tour. I like history, isn't that part of taking in the island and knowing what past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
cissy2015
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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was another historical building that was recommended on the self 99 steps walking tour. I like history, isn't that part of taking in the island and knowing what past cultures inhabited the islands. I enjoyed this. I would recommend visiting the Government House. The guard was friendly and helpful.

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Government house is a two story building with intricate white ironwork and includes the Virgin Islands governor’s office. Standing on these balconies provides a commanding view of Charlotte Amalie and the Caribbean Sea. It was built in 1867 for the Danish Colonial Council. Inside is art including works by the French Impressionist Camille Pissarro and portraits of previous governors. You... More 

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2 Thank FlaHarlock
Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Impressive building with pretty gardens/fountain opposite (from where there are some good views over the port). Nice place to take some photos but you cannot actually go in.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

This historical building in the downtown historical area of Charlotte Amalie is where the Governor of the Virgin Islands resides. It was built more than 150 years ago and is part of the walking history tour. It is so different from other government mansions in that there was no security preventing the local public from admiring the government history close... More 

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2 Thank CyndyandByron
Interlachen, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Although the place was sortof officially closed, the guard walked through with us on a limited trip. Nice guy. Good history.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is close to the bottom of the 99 steps (I counted 103 including the curb). When we were there, it was beautifully decorated for Christmas with roping, wreaths and large red ribbons, I walked up the stairs, and learned you had to be buzzed in, if you had government business. Since I did not, I went on.

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The presiding Governor conducts business at this location. It has a wonderful view of the harbor. St. Thomas is steeped is 400 years of history!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is one of the nicer sites to see when you're walking around the downtown area of of Charlotte Amelie as it's easy to get stuck on the shopping and other boring touristy things here, but the Governor's House is really nice and photographs well even though you're very close to it as it's hard to get a photo from... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Worth a quick stop just to see the outside of the building. Nice view of the ocean as well. If doing a self walking tour it's worth a quick stop

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Marbella, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Unless you have a tour guide/book... you will walk past this white building, unnoticed. But realize, this is a nice, white building home to the Lt. Gov of the USVI. Taxpayers say this is a "Nice, white building".. like the White House in Washington, DC - nice, white..etc! erhhh - don't bother to waste time to see.

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