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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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Nice view on top!

The steps lead to Blackbeard's castle. It's quite the exercise....and beautiful view of the harbour on top.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went up the steps when visiting St Thomas. It is a good work out going up and well worth the effort because you get some great views from up there.

Thank Johnlobster
Malibu, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This truly is a long climb to the top, but worth it for the view. We had a great time climbing, taking a break, then on again to the top. Great workout

Thank thecolonel1215
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a pretty cool experience. You could look out over the bay and it had some breath taking views.

Thank Matthew W
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steps lead to Blackbeard's castle. It's quite the exercise....and beautiful view of the harbour on top.

Thank 67PatT
Des Moines, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These really are just steps up to the Blackbeard's Castle area, but the foliage and surrounding neighborhood were lovely and made me glad we sought them out. If walking up the steps seems daunting, then I'd suggest a taxi up to Blackbeards Castle, and walk down instead. The steps are free, so you can do this with or without purchasing... More 

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Newberg, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I started at the top and walked down. Really not much to look at and any historical signage is non-existent. Got down to the bottom by Hotel 1892 to sample rum at 5:20 pm and it was closed. If there are no cruise ships in, things close early.

Thank MEnglen
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Climbing the 99 steps has no cost, stop part way up to take in the views, you can climb all the way to Blackbeards Castle for free, still get great pix.

1 Thank desertrats3
Apex, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cool tourist trap. Not much at the top except a view of the cruise ships in port and Blackbeard's tower which was way too pricey.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good view of the city from the top. It is better to take a ride up to the top and walk down then to try to walk up.

1 Thank mcm812
Ambler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the steps down from Blackbeard's Castle. In and of themselves they are not very dramatic (as opposed to the Spanish Steps in Rome) but it's the history that makes this enjoyable.

Thank jeff f

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