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Address: King St., Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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+1 340-773-1404
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This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S....

This neoclassical building houses the offices of the governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Tour of the Government House, Charlotte Amalie.

This was another historical building that was recommended on the self 99 steps walking tour. I like history, isn't that part of taking in the island and knowing what past... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
cissy2015
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North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Government building was a stately historical building worth seeing but wasn’t a scheduled stop on our tour, just told which way to look as we approached the building. The tour driver like every other place we had been provided us with a brief history and details of the building's' architecture – no photo op but satisfied with the view... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's a hike up the hills and steps but worth it to see some history of Charlotte Amalie. I was able to get inside, for a brief moment, to take some pictures and look around. It seems they don't like visitors in the first floor.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was another historical building that was recommended on the self 99 steps walking tour. I like history, isn't that part of taking in the island and knowing what past cultures inhabited the islands. I enjoyed this. I would recommend visiting the Government House. The guard was friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank cissy2015
Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Government house is a two story building with intricate white ironwork and includes the Virgin Islands governor’s office. Standing on these balconies provides a commanding view of Charlotte Amalie and the Caribbean Sea. It was built in 1867 for the Danish Colonial Council. Inside is art including works by the French Impressionist Camille Pissarro and portraits of previous governors. You... More 

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Impressive building with pretty gardens/fountain opposite (from where there are some good views over the port). Nice place to take some photos but you cannot actually go in.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

This historical building in the downtown historical area of Charlotte Amalie is where the Governor of the Virgin Islands resides. It was built more than 150 years ago and is part of the walking history tour. It is so different from other government mansions in that there was no security preventing the local public from admiring the government history close... More 

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Interlachen, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Although the place was sortof officially closed, the guard walked through with us on a limited trip. Nice guy. Good history.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is close to the bottom of the 99 steps (I counted 103 including the curb). When we were there, it was beautifully decorated for Christmas with roping, wreaths and large red ribbons, I walked up the stairs, and learned you had to be buzzed in, if you had government business. Since I did not, I went on.

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Charlotte Amalie, null, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

The presiding Governor conducts business at this location. It has a wonderful view of the harbor. St. Thomas is steeped is 400 years of history!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

This is one of the nicer sites to see when you're walking around the downtown area of of Charlotte Amelie as it's easy to get stuck on the shopping and other boring touristy things here, but the Governor's House is really nice and photographs well even though you're very close to it as it's hard to get a photo from... More 

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