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Betty's Hope

Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Ranked #29 of 104 things to do in St. John's
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Although it was very interesting to hear about the history of the place I think we spent too long there and there wasn't all that much to see.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Betty's Hope last August as part of our Island Jeep Safari, it was really interesting, educational but quite disturbing as it made you really see what life must have been like during that time. It did make us embarrassed to be British as the slaves trade was horrific. If you visit Antigua you must visit, there is a... More 

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England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A very real view of the way slavery on the sugar plantations worked in the past. Museum and buildings lets you see what life was like.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Betty's Hope plantation as part of an organised tour with a guide which was both educational and entertaining. We all know and read about the slave trade and sugar plantations, but the reality of visiting is both fascinating and rather disturbing to imagine what life was like at that time. There is a display and model and a... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Makes you embarrassed to be British, the way we treated other human beings for profit from sugar. Hopefully with funding will enable more to be excavated and documented.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Easy to imagine what life was like, how hard it must have been for the slaves, how life has changed for the better.

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Iver, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very interesting trip to find out about the life of the island and the way the slaves were treated in the sugar plantations. The Mill and the workings of the plantation are explained and there are many photos and a model on display of the site when it was operational. Gives a good insight into Antigua's past... More 

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Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a must place to visit if you are interested in the origin of the sugar mills and the advent of slave labor in Antiqua. They also have a recreation of a mill. There is a small charge to enter.

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Guernsey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The ruins of a sugar-cane plantation are worth a half-hour visit if you can. The site is under-interpreted compared to the way it would be curated in the UK or US, with a very simple interpretation centre and no visitor facilities.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Most of Betty's Hope plantation buildings are now ruins - apart from the renovated windmill - but it has a lovely little museum with lots of information on the sugar plantations of Antigua. Recommended for a short visit.

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