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Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — The Caribbean (The West Indies)
 

Skytsborg

(Blackbeard's Castle)

 
 
Skytsborg (Blackbeard's Castle) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 10, 2016
1. Skytsborg (Blackbeard's Castle) Marker
Inscription.  
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possess national signifigance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
1994
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1994 by National Park Service United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 18° 20.624′ N, 64° 55.776′ W. Marker is in Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Marker can be reached from Blackbeard's Hill. The marker is at the base of Blackbeard's Castle. The castle is part of the larger Blackbeard's Castle Historical Park. An admission fee is charged. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St Thomas VI 00802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frederick Lutheran Church (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Thomas Community Bandmaster
Statue of Blackbeard with Blackbeard's Castle in background image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 10, 2016
2. Statue of Blackbeard with Blackbeard's Castle in background
Marker is visible to the right of the green door in photo.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); America's First Lady Addressed the People of St. Thomas (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Thomas' Liberty Bell Reproduction: (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Christian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arthur S. Fairchild (approx. 1˝ miles away); Philanthropy in the National Park Service (approx. 9 miles away); Laurance Rockefeller (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlotte Amalie.
 
Also see . . .  Blackbeard's Castle Website. (Submitted on September 9, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
 
99 Steps image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 10, 2016
3. 99 Steps
Access to the Blackbeard's Castle involves a climb up the "99 Steps"; quite a hike but the views are well worth the trip.
View from the top of Blackbeard's Castle image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, August 10, 2016
4. View from the top of Blackbeard's Castle
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 9, 2016, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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