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Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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+1 340-773-1404

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

Reviewed 17 July 2016
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Norcross, Georgia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were walking past this on a food tour in St Thomas and were learning about the historical info when the tour guide pointed out AND LOOK WHO'S CAR! It was a black brand new $100K caddy with the license plate #1. Of course it was the governor's! what a guy. LOL

Thank Gtm0
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Government building was a stately historical building worth seeing but wasn’t a scheduled stop on our tour, just told which way to look as we approached the building. The tour driver like every other place we had been provided us with a brief history and details of the building's' architecture – no photo op but satisfied with the view... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

It's a hike up the hills and steps but worth it to see some history of Charlotte Amalie. I was able to get inside, for a brief moment, to take some pictures and look around. It seems they don't like visitors in the first floor.

Thank Tisa G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

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.

1 Thank cissy2015
Tavares, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,061 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 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 

3 Thank FlaHarlock
Bushey, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 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.

3 Thank Sellest
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 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 

2 Thank CyndyandByron
Interlachen, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

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

Thank Chris W
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 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.

1 Thank BadgerBob67
Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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Reviewed 8 July 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!

Thank Terri G

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