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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
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Reviewed yesterday

OMG, every part of this island the views are breathtaking So much history on this island. I did this two times

Thank Donna G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun time - better to go down than up! Beautiful views, just below Blackbeard's castle heading to town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was an older part of town. Would recommend seeing. Found it to be near some of the older churches, Bluebeard's monument area, and some of the historical older buildings in town. The steps were not that difficult to climb. Worth the visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter wanted to go to Blackbeard's Castle. We winged it at first and then followed Waze to find it. We climbed the back 99 steps to get there. It was closed. (once open 2 days a week). We walked down the front 99 steps...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're taking Blackbeards Castle then it wouldn't be strenuous because it'll be downhill since the castle is on top of the hill. 99 steps is within the vicinity/compound of historic homes you'll be passing as you take Blackbeard's Castle tour.

Thank jhacruz94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 97 steps take you from hotel down to beach area/ocean and coco joes plus other restaurant. Walk down, no problem. Walk back up, total exercise!! Lots of iguanas along the way.

Thank georgiamarie56
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Beautiful views walking down the 99 steps to the main street - across from the bay!!! Recommend wearing sneakers and leave the purse at home!! Just bring ID and money for shopping/eating.

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Great views and interesting history. Was disappointed it cost so much to get in Blackbeard's Castle but worth the walk!

Thank Heather F
Reviewed 3 June 2017

My experience are amazing. I had to do a lot of exercise. It needs a lot of strength to climb the stairs.

Thank ojoslindos2
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The hike was not difficult (I'm 60, in decent shape) and the views are worth every step. I enjoyed the statues of the Three Queens, former slaves who led a revolt.

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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.