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“Fun morning” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blackbeard’s Castle

Blackbeard’s Castle
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Blackbeards Castle Skytsborg Historical Park Admission Ticket
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Zionsville, Indiana
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fun morning”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

We visited Blackbeards Castle the first week of April with a family of 3 generations and all had a very good time! Try to get there when it first opens if you are staying on the island to get ahead of any cruise ship foot traffic. Be prepared to walk on property (lots of stairs). As others have mentioned, to get the most out of your experience listen to the guides at each stop. We had lunch there and found it a good value.

Visited April 2012
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Washington DC
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Not so much a castle as a tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

I think the best part of the "castle" is the view from the top. Well that and saying that you survived the uphill walk to get there without succumbing to heat stroke. If you are spending the day in Charlotte Amalie it's worth a visit but shouldn't be the sole reason you are in town.

Visited March 2012
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Toronto, ON
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Excellent guides”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Our initial reaction was "tourist trap" and while there are strong elements of that (Buy some rum! Buy some amber!), the tower gives a great view, the buildings are extremely attractive and the guides deliver a tremendous amount of information about the buildings and the times in which they were built if you care to listen.

Visited March 2012
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Laurel, Maryland, United States
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1 review
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“The highlight of our visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

We recently took a cruise to the Eastern Carribean. Our trip to Blackbeard's Castle was the highlight of the entire week! I was hesitant to go, but was talked into it by my nephew. He was spot on! We had the most amazing time... the tour through the houses and the grounds, the Rum Factory, the Amber Museum, and a great little bar at the bottom on the 99 steps. And the most amazing part of all was the people -- the staff was welcoming, entertaining, and appeared to love what they do! Thank you all for the highlight of our cruise trip!

Visited February 2012
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Frontenac, Missouri
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Good photo op”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We got a great photo. Getting there with a rental car was challenging. Once we got there, they were closing. They allowed us to take a quick pic.

Visited March 2012
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