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Blackbeard’s Castle

1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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One of St. Thomas's most famous historical sites. A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spectacular views, sparkling pools, life size pirates and more.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good33%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1001 Blackbeards Hl | Hotel 1829, Charlotte Amalie 00802-6732, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited on our last day there and it was very neat. It was a little confusing to get to but we made it. The staff was very nice and the "pirate" who gave us the history of Blackbeard was super nice...More

Thank Erica P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Apparently only open when ships are in port...but we TRIED to visit twice with ships in port and it was STILL closed!

Thank GrayCyn75
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are on a cruise and this was part of an excursion we went on today. Tony the Pirate was both entertaining and informative and the sweet wonderful lady at Hotel 1829 showed me a great photo op and guided me to the perfect spot...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of pirate related information, not just blackbeard. There were several areas of steps to additional information and displays.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely not worth the money. I took a trip up on Sunday when they were closed to sneak a peak and that worked just fine. Nothing crazy to see here but the statue and castle. Let me tell you it is a hike up the...More

Thank PhatPatW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read that they were only open on Wednesday and Thursday, so we walked up the hill from downtown on Wed afternoon. You can only visit by booking a tour. The tours are only early morning (like 8-10) and late afternoon (like 4-6). A hotel...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic with an awesome view of Charlotte Amalie. It's a bit secluded at the top of hill. We went there for dinner at Room with a View which was amazing, but walked around the fort and saw the cannons and took in...More

Thank wildcatway e
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great way to spend some time with the family and see a 360° view of Charlotte Amalie from the Pirates tower. The largest selections of rum that We found on the islands and they are very generous with the sampling of them.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took time to make a quick stop in the evening, beautiful view. There are a few restaurants but we had eaten before we got there. We spent about an hour.

Thank Karen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the top you see the most amazing view of the city!I like how you are given information on various parts of the castle but are given free time to explore. Very cool!

Thank emteecincy
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Vittoria G
4 April 2017|
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Response from keithth0ms0n | Reviewed this property |
The taxi to the top cost us $4 per person. Considering what I paid for the cruise...my wallet opened up pretty quick for that! At the end of the "tour" you end up at the bottom of the hill about a 5 minute walk from the... More
Debbie D
16 January 2017|
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Response from Nano1958 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is. I took about that amount of time.
Kristen K
30 May 2016|
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Response from 2919George_S | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which dock and which cruise line. We were on the Royal Caribbean "Oasis of the Seas" and for me a street bus was the answer. They have buses built on Ford truck bodies that carry about 20 people and charge a... More

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