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Betty's Hope

Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Miami
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a home grown effort to give a full picture of slavery and the link to the sugar plantations. It's a valiant attempt with little funding. Right now it has a $2 pp admission box - so it's honor system. They are well deserving of the price.

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toronto
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Not bad, but not much to see. Mostly everything has gone except the windmill. Stopped and had lunch which was brought by the excursion company we were travelling with.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Whilst Bettys Hope is in ruins apart from one renovated mill, if you are lucky enough to get into the small museum, it really brings home the history in a thought provoking way.This is a good project to support.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We visited Betty's Hope on a Land Tour of the Island. The small visitor centre was extremely informative and we were pleased we were able to visit.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

You really get an understanding of a slave plantation. The mills are still standing and you can see where the grand house used to be.

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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Our family of five visited here and although it was sad,it was interesting and also a great part of history for all of us to learn about.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stirring reminder of the terrible conditions in which the slaves had to live and work. Just a shame the museum was not open when it was supposed to be - no one on Antigua seems to keep to a timetable.

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Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting to hear how the sugar industry and the slave trade impacted on the island. We visited with an Island Tour Safari and the driver was very good at explaining about the way life was for the workers.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We took a quick drive to this area. We first encountered these twin mills at the local museum and I love a bit of history on my travels. The area was well maintained and the stone structure of the mills themselves were beautiful

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

~If you really are interested in history then visit - but I felt that a lot more could be made if this with just a small injection of some money!!

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