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99 Steps

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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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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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
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“nice walk” (11 reviews)
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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"blackbeard's castle"
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"great exercise"
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"nice walk"
in 11 reviews
"walk up"
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"walking tour"
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"take your time"
in 8 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 6 reviews
"post office"
in 7 reviews
"the main street"
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"st thomas"
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"counted"
in 15 reviews
"trek"
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"homes"
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"ships"
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"statue"
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"island"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting way to climb up the hill for beautiful views over Charlotte Amalie and the harbour. The steps are not onerous, and many of them seem to be original. You get to pass by the homes of locals and can admire the...More

Thank MeredithAussie
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were expecting a much better view from the steps. Part are solid concrete others and the cobble stone which makes it harder to walk down. There is still sports going down the steps that have not been fixed like the handrails (have nails sticking...More

Thank ssquinn1977
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 99 (actually 103) Steps are an essential piece of historical architecture to check out in Charlotte Amalie and offer some breathtaking views of the city once you get to the top. If you’re going up just for Blackbeard’s Castle, just make sure it is...More

Thank jtcarr96
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

It is a city built on the side of small mountain and you will find that out very quickly when you walk the 99 steps (there a few more than 99) but who's counting?

Thank MichaelJConforti
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Really enjoy this historical landmark. The views are magnificent and it was fun to walk in the areas of History. Just to think you were walking we're Blackbeard in the rest of the Pirates walks to go to his castle

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

99 steps was a great extra thing to do. The stairs are very easy to walk up and again back down. I would recommend this attraction for all ages. We easily walked up and took in all the beautiful views from the top. Highly recommend!

Thank rileypug
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

the steps themselves are not too much of an attraction - winding their way up between houses they are reasonably in good repair and easy to climb - the treat is at the top with a nice viewing area of the bay.

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We took the 99 step challenge and enjoyed the hike. Not as far as you might be worried about. The neighborhood is nice and the weathered bricks/stones of the steps look to have been there a long time. Not a super exciting stop, but close...More

Thank Andy Z
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

So we did the walking tour and it is gorgeous- especially the way you see the water and island from Blackbeards Castle. It is not a long walk, does have a good incline. There are signs that point the way. Loved all the different flowers...More

Thank Brittany B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did not take the tour, as we were walking around town we stumbled across some signs and followed them. to our surprise we took the tour in reverse interesting and the views were great

Thank Jerome F
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Michael C
22 April 2018|
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Response from rileypug | Reviewed this property |
Yes you should have plenty of time.
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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
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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
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