SKYTSBORG HISTORICAL PARK
a.k.a. Blackbeard’s Castle
THE CARIBBEAN’S PREMIER HISTORICAL SITE.
The Most Spectacular Views in the Most Scenic Locale…
A Walking Tour rich in History and Beauty.
Listed on the National Register of Historic places.
October 20, 2015 - May 1, 2016
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00am - 3:00pm
May 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016
Tuesday 9:00am - 3:00pm
$12.50 entrance fee. Senior discounts available. Children under 12 free.
Cruise ship passengers purchase $12.50 ticket direct from ticketbooth and save up to 70%!
Ticket Booth Location
The ticket booth is located at the frontgate of Blackbeard's Castle.
Visit one of St. Thomas’s most famous historical sites. Situated on a hilltop, these 5 acres are known as "The Williamsburg of the Caribbean”. You will see several National Landmark Properties and historical manor houses dating as far back as the late 1600's. From here start your historic walking tour at your own pace and visit at your leisure. Tour guides are located throughout the property and are there to answer your questions. You will hear of the island's pirate legacy as you visit Skytsborg Tower (originally a 17th century Danish military tower). The view of the harbor is spectacular and a must see. Enjoy the view while taking a dip in one of Blackbeard’s three pools. Continue your tour down the hill through three breathtaking manor houses: Villa Notman, Haagensen House and Hotel 1829, all listed in the National Register of Historic Places. History comes alive as you view the world's largest collection of life-sized pirate sculptures, crafted in copper and bronze. The historic homes house the world's most extensive collection of authentic hand-made West Indian Mahogany furniture. Next you'll pass by lush tropical gardens, terraces and fountains, and the 99 Steps, one of St. Thomas' most famous landmarks. At the end of the tour you will find yourself on main street and the shopping district.