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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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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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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of downtown St Thomas shopping area, are the 99 steps up to Blackbeards Castle as well as other nice views of the island. Steps are old so be mindful of how you walk. Well worth a visit.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walk up the hill for taking Pictures from houses, gardens, animals flowers and landscape. Most of the Buildings are still closed due to the storm damage but anyway it's worth.

Thank family5SC
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The 99 steps may as well be 199, for combining the heat, humidity and dizzying sheer uphill incline, vertigo most certainly will set in. Along the way too, because of the hurricanes that hit the area in recent times, debris and damage remnants precipitously dangle...More

Thank camnowik98
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

To get to the stairs you have to walk like 15 minutes from Downtown for streets that doesn’t have appropriate sidewalks so could be unsafe. You can take nice pictures but also you can avoid this visit

Thank Margarita B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The steps are quite easy and the view from the top is worth every step. Blackbeards castle is at the top and also a fun addition to the step experience.

Thank mammameenah
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Visit the beautiful Steps and some of the original homes of St Thomas. Lovely views! Good exercise as well!

Thank Papaya2
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Took a cab to blackbeards castle from phantasea botanical gardens. Only open on Tuesday and Wednesday when cruise ships are in port. Tours are around 9 or 3/4 pm only. Gates are locked shut in between those times and you can't see anything unless you...More

Thank luv2travelmucho
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Actually 103 steps, 4 added to bring the top to street level in more modern times. Beautiful view. Enjoy

Thank Cassandra W
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Great place to view - beautiful fauna. Quick.....talk the trip down the steps. An easy way to say you walked 99 steps...which is actually 103!!!

Thank Nooproblem
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You can walk the steps (actually 103) pretty quickly. You should wear sturdy shoes because the steps are uneven and the railings pretty rickety. I would have loved to see a historical marker explaining the history. I read about it online.

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Jan H
19 February 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
25 January 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
9 January 2017|
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Response from teresadavis2016 | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for the attraction/hotel. They will post days and times.