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99 Steps

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
+1 340-776-1234
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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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"
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"walking tour"
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"walk up"
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"worth the climb"
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"take your time"
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"post office"
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"the main street"
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"st thomas"
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"ballast"
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"counted"
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"trek"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 March 3, 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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Reviewed February 27, 2018

I'm not a shopper, but I love history. So when we visit St Thomas and the better half is downtown roaming around, I like to walk over to the 99 steps and climb to the top. The view of the harbor is great, and the...More

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

My wife and I walked both up and down 99 steps on February 8, 2018. As long as you are not expecting some miracle or have some other unrealistic expectation, 99 steps is a nice walk, and mid way has a nice view. I can...More

2  Thank Tim W
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

In the heart of downtown St Thomas shopping area, are the 99 steps up to Blackbeards Castle as well as other nice views of the island. Steps are old so be mindful of how you walk. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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Reviewed January 17, 2018

Nice walk up the hill for taking Pictures from houses, gardens, animals flowers and landscape. Most of the Buildings are still closed due to the storm damage but anyway it's worth.

1  Thank family5SC
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Michael C
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Jerome F | Reviewed this property |
That is plenty of time, and depending on what port you are in it is also in a time frame to walk rather than use transportation. A little hint, there is a tour that follows the route, however we have done it several times... More
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Jan H
February 19, 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
January 25, 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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