Blackbeard's Castle

Photo Credit: © Benjamin Reed CC BY

Skytsborg Historical Park, also known as Blackbeard's Castle, is one of five National Historic Landmarks in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Originally a military installation built in 1679 by the Danes, guests can explore the castle's private hide outs, gardens, and archeological sites.


The main event here is a leisurely walking tour through the property, which gives you an opportunity to experience the tropical setting, historical buildings and spectacular views down to the harbor. Tour guides scattered around the property are available to answer your questions and fill you in on interesting historical facts.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Charlotte Amalie if you plan on visiting Blackbeard's Castle, as visitors to this area of the Virgin Islands will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There a reasonable number of lodgings in the neighborhood surrounding this historical site.

Hotels near Blackbeard's Castle
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) S
The Green Iguana Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (0.5 km) N
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (1.4 km) SE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) S
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) WSW
The Crystal Palace B & B 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) WSW
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B 0.2 mi. (0.6 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are several picks of dining options to select from in the community immediately near this historical site. Sugarcane Grille, which has a menu full of Caribbean meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. Sugarcane Grille is only around a couple hundred yards away from this landmark, so stop by and dig in! Also close-by, you and your companions will come across options like Ideal Restaurant and E's Garden Teahouse and Things where you and your group will be able to eat some International cuisine and enjoy the Virgin Islands scene.


Operating Hours

The castle is open to visitors on Tuesday and Wednesdays, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm during the high season (October through May).


Admission into the castle is $14 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 776-1234

Location: 1001 Blackbeard's Hill, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas



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