Blackbeard's Castle, Historic King's Quarter & Shopping
STT-115 | St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands |
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The natural beauty and colonial history of St. Thomas come together with a visit to Blackbeard's Castle and the Kongens (King's) Quarter. See historic former manor houses; Villa Notnam, Britannia House, Crown House (once used by visiting Danish Royalty) and Haagensen House, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. You will visit the Rum Vault, Pissaro Print & Antique Gallery and Caribbean World Amber Waterfall before going to Maintreet for shopping.
Board your open-air transportation and travel along picturesque Skyline Drive offering vistas of Magens Bay and Charlotte Amalie. There is photo stop at Drake's Seat before continuing to the legendary 17th-century Blackbeard's Castle. Explore the surrounding Kongens Quarter, the former center of Danish colonial enterprise. Visit several National Landmark Properties and colonial manor houses dating back to the late 1600s.
Besides Blackbeard's Castle, other historic structures include Villa Notman, Britannia House, Crown House (once used by visiting Danish royalty), Haagensen House, and Hotel 1829--all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. See the world's largest collection of life-sized pirate sculptures, crafted in copper and bronze, and the extensive collection of authentic hand-made West Indian mahogany furniture. You also will visit the Caribbean World Amber Museum, the Rum Museum and Factory, and West Indian Treasure Company. A short walk away is Main Street duty-free shopping where you are then responsible for your return back to the ship.
Your tour includes Main Street for recommended shopping. When you are finished with your free time of shopping, head back to the ship via your pre-arranged transportation which could be via land or sea. Tour duration is approximately 4 to 6 hours depending upon your personal touring and shopping time. There are numerous steps to walk down from Blackbeard's to Main Street. This tour is not suitable for wheelchairs or walkers.