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Betty's Hope

Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
269 462 1469
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

very informative information centre and well preserved sugar crushing mills from the past. Also has a nice little museum detailing how sugar production developed in Antigua.

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essex england
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited Betty Hope sugar mill on a trip . Small museum there too. Not too much to see we had lunch here so was a great stopping place and read a little in the museum of the history.

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Cardiff
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51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were the only visitors, and uni students were working in the small museum - so very interesting to talk with them. Great insight into the very difficult lives of the slaves/workers in the sugar industry. Fascinating to see the mechanical workings of the mills.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

You will find it interesting, if you take the time to read up in the museum 1st, there is no admission fee or any facilities and you are expected to give a charitable donation.

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West Bloomfield, MI
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were very fortunate to visit Betty's hope during docent training. We learned so much about the slave trade. And about the Mandingo slaves in Barbuda who were essentially breeders, they were formerly guarding the kings in Africa. It was amazing to see actual documents listing names of slaves were bought and sold born and died. In Antigua slaves did... More

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Senior Contributor
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Last of the plantAtions, worth a visit but nothing major. Worth a visit whilst on another trip. The americans have invested money on bringing this attraction up to date.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The visitor centre was closed and it would have been nice to have more information on the history of the plantation.

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Houston, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We really enjoyed this stop on our last day in Antigua! We really enjoy the history of the island, and having all the sugar structures available to see and explore was great. We even went off the beaten path and explored the sugar mill/distillery that was covered in vines, and way overgrown. But something about that just made it all... More

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canada
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was trying to submit 3 photos- but I guess the programmers at the trip advisor are unaware of the 18megapixels cameras, or of the 2 mb size on each of the three photos...too bad. Basically, if you have arranged your trip with a taxi driver (full day 150$, half day 70-80$) it will be included in the "cost of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you're into history this place is great. So much information, you are taken back in time and learn about Antigua's history. There is nothing to do here but walk around and read about the land and what happened there. If you're not into history or culture stay away. For the history buffs this is a must see!

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