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

Those wishing to visit Blackbeard's Castle may choose to book their trip in Charlotte Amalie, since visitors to this region of the Virgin Islands will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. There is a reasonable selection of hotels in the area within the vicinity of Blackbeard's Castle.

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

You won't have a hunger problem if you linger at this historic site; you'll find a plentiful supply of food and beverage places in this area. Sugarcane Grille, which offers Caribbean food, is also the most convenient dining option from this site. It is only about a couple hundred yards away from this site's location, so grab a table and place your order. Also near Blackbeard's Castle you'll have restaurants such as Ideal Restaurant and E's Garden Teahouse and Things where you and your companions can try a bite of International meals and experience the Virgin Islands culture.


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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