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“Great way to view St. Thomas”

Blackbeard’s Castle
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Blackbeards Castle Historic Homes and Rum Tasting Tour
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St Thomas Shopping and Sightseeing Half-Day Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of St. Thomas's most famous historical sites. A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spectacular views, sparkling pools, life size pirates and more.
Kelowna, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great way to view St. Thomas”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We walked from our cruise ship to this attraction. You can take a cab if you like. It is a long walk, and once there, there are a lot of stairs. So if you have a hard time walking, I would not recommend this. Otherwise we very much enjoyed the view of the harbour and the history. The fee was about $7.00 each. There is free rum tasting at the end of the tour. It is very picturesque so make sure you have your camera. There is an amber museum there and lots of statues with historical facts about the pirates that travelled the Caribbean.

Visited January 2013
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Eagan, MN
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Arrgh, Matey!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Great views. Nummy rum tasting. Loved the old homes that were part of the tour. The 99 steps were fun to climb back up at the end (we had to find our car!).

Visited January 2013
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Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Tour”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

My husband and I both enjoyed this tour and thought it was well worth the cost of admission. The tour guides are very friendly and knowledgeable and the houses and historical objects were interesting. It put the entire trip in proper historical perspective, and the rum tasting was a nice way to end the tour.

Visited February 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Commercial - but the view is great”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

To be able to acces central attractions in Charlotte like Haagensens House, you have to buy ticket for Blackbeard's Castle.
You start at the bottm (or the top) of the 99 steps, and get to see Haagensens House, other houses from the colonial era, the jade swaterfall - and Blackbeard's Castle.
The BC is very comemrcial: a cafe, a rum distillery, access to he tower itself, and lots of souvenirs.
The view is great - and that's about it.

Visited January 2013
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San Ramon, California
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101 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great fun and rum too!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We really enjoyed touring this historic site and traveling the winding path down to the town by way of the rum factory, colonial houses, and amber museum.

Visited January 2013
Thank Lisa A
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