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99 Steps, Charlotte Amalie

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Ascend 99 Steps, the landmark step street of charming Charlotte Amalie. The street, which actually contains 103 steps, is just one of dozens that rise up the hill from the harbor area. Dating back to the 18th century, the steps were built with bricks used as ballast on the Danish merchant ships that visited the harbor. Enjoy the picturesque climb surrounded by flowering gardens; at the top, reap your rewards with a scenic view of the sea and harbor below. Arrange to visit 99 Steps and other attractions in Charlotte Amalie using our Charlotte Amalie vacation generator.
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  • Challenge: Count and share! Can visit Blackbeard's Castle afterwards and the great thing about this attraction is that you're in the downtown area already so you can shop after, before, or both. 
  • They are "just old stairs" with history. Climb the stairs to the old hotel and find a wonderful view of the surrounding harbor. Read the history along the way and remember to take a camera. 
  • The real interest in finding these stairs is in using them to get to either 'Blackbeard's Tower' or to walk around the various streets at the top of the stairs. Otherwise, the stairs themselves are of...  more »
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  • U guys need to see dis place it is awesome .wen I went up da steps I thought I wouldn't reach bit once u geh to da top it's breathtaking
  • Fun but small attraction, just so happened the 99 steps leads up to Blackbeard's Castle which is only open Tues. & Wed. and we were there on Mon. still worth the climb to see the view from the top and the old hotel.
  • There are 102 steps. You can climb up from downtown (follow the signs), or take a taxi to the Blackbeard Castle Inn and climb down. If you are with small kids, definitely do the latter.
  • Great, smaller, attraction where the treasure is at the top. Great photo opportunities.
  • Definitely a thing to do in between island hopping and enjoying the beaches.