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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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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99 Steps

Good view of the harbor, and great photo opportunity if you cruised and your ship is docked in this harbor.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good view of the harbor, and great photo opportunity if you cruised and your ship is docked in this harbor.

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These steps would lead up to my families home years ago. They are in need of repair. Some stone is missing and it's an accident waiting to happen.

Thank Tisa G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

99 steps in itself isn't much to talk about. We did it to get to Blackbeards Castle. We purchased the Walking Tour at Blackbeards Castle.

Thank RDFtraveler
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite the hike up on a very hot day, but nice way to kill some time (and some calories). Blackbeard's Castle tour at the top has a great view, and some fun antiques and art. And a hell of a gin and tonic. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delightful time taking the tour of the castle and the 99 steps through a beautiful 1800's home on the island. Loved it.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice histlorical sight. Note the old, worn bricks, that came to St. Thomas from Denmark as ballast on sailing ships. Unfotunatly,sole of the steps are covered by concrete. They are not gods at preserving things on these islands. And In fact, I could count to 100 or 101 steps.

Thank Torben A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are beautiful and amazing and such a great slice of history! You can actually see where thousands of people have walked before you.

Thank Halye D
Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the hike if you have the time or want to visit Blackbeard's Castle ($15 admission). Get some nice pictures of harbor. Easier going down!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 99 steps on the way to Blackbeard's Castle. This is a landmark that everyone needs to do as it is a popular one and of course you want to be able to say yes I've climbed those steps or if not at least you have seen them. The 99 steps are not far from downtown and we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Old steps from the past. Nothing majorly exciting but if you're taking a tour, not bad to see. Our tour guide said theres actually 103 but I didn't count.

Thank Kirby S

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