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Betty's Hope

Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Ranked #8 of 25 Attractions in St. John's
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it...
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is an important site on the island but it isn't been utilised and shown off to its full potential. There are some interesting information boards and a renovated windmill. However, with some TLC, this could be a must visit site for all guests to Antigua. Every visitor should learn about the terrible history of the island.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

To understand the nature and history of the locals, you must visit Betty's Hope. The history is quite sad but also an eye-opener in understanding the island's history. After visiting the museum, walk around the grounds and if you can, stand alone among the site, look around slowly and you can envision the pass all around you and the sadness... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We visited Betty's Hope as part of an island tour with Sean of VIP Tours and found it absolutely fascinating to see what a sugar plantation would have been like. In the 18th century, it is difficult to imagine the life of the plantation owners who must have felt almost in exile from their home in England. However, that pales... More 

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Regina, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on our Island Safari & Stingray City tour. Lovely view on the hilltop with a great opportunity for photos!

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were looking forward to seeing an old sugar mill but there is little to see here we were disappointed. One of the old mills has been renovated but the full sails were not in place. While this project is ongoing it is a shame not more has been made of an important part of Antigua history. Maybe the Tourist... More 

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Santiago
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This attraction is worth visiting for the history of the sugar plantations and the slaves that worked there. The little museum is interesting and quite well put together, but it is a shame the Government is not doing more with the restoration and upkeep of this site. The area is surely atmospheric and filled with ghosts of the past.

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Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

...visitors! Kind of off the tourist track I guess, which is a shame. We are UK windmill nuts anyway so the chance of visiting one in Antigua was high up the list when we hired a Jeep for the day. But it was more than a windmill. Betty's Hope was a whole plantation set up during the height of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Since we last visited 3 years ago there has been some archeological work done by an American university and there is now quite a good little museum and a restored mill.

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Devon,UK
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We stopped here for lunch during a trip. It's a lovely setting and rich in history. There are the ruins of the old buildings and a lovely museum which tells the story of the place. There is a renovated windmill which is great. A good stop to reflect.

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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very educational and also illustrated the harshness of the 18th and 19th centuries in Antigua. The staff were very knowledgeable and were genuinely interested in their work.

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