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Betty's Hope

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Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the...

Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.

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Disturbing and Inspiring

The history of this historic landmark is disturbing and really causes one to think about humanity and the part we and our ancestors play in moving humankind forward on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joanne G
South Lake Tahoe, California

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Lancaster, PA
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532 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is basically a sugar mill with self guided signs....no tour and really nothing noteworthy. It could be a lot more. Also every generation, every "group" had their struggles and many still do today. All of us can learn from each other and move on. I am glad that Antigua seems to be growing and prospering!

Thank IrishFan-80
Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very clean tidey exhibition under cover and a beautiful restored windmill that does work! Interesting trees all named this attraction will not take you long to see it all!

Thank Lesley C
South Lake Tahoe, California
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82 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of this historic landmark is disturbing and really causes one to think about humanity and the part we and our ancestors play in moving humankind forward on the evolutionary ladder. Being white I cannot begin to comprehend what it means to be enslaved but to stand there in a place that employed such practice inspired me all the... More 

Thank Joanne G
Vienna, Austria
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322 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This features a nice little museum explaining the history of the area, plus a restored windmill and explanations of the buildings/structures that made up the plantation. Definitely worth a look.

Thank runsammie
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the windmills has been 'restored'; the other is just the base. The whole site is a bit neglected - the 'museum' is just a single room with a few posters telling the story of the Codringtons and sugar production, and a good model of the estate as it was. Other buildings on the site are derelict - awaiting... More 

Thank Salisburyman
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such an interesting place to visit. Old boilers, buildings, water catchments and mills for sugar production still remain, but these only tell part of a story. For $2 you can see what plantations in the Caribbean meant to the owners and slaves alike, then absorb the history in a stroll around the remains.

Thank Yertiz
Indianapolis, Indiana
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50 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting Betty's Hope was part of a tour we did. The sugar planation was fascinating to see. There is one complete windmill there. Most of the others you see around the islands are not complete. There are some posters explaining the process and the history. More information would have made it more interesting. Sugar plantations are a big part of... More 

Thank Beverly J
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148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As well as the reasonably extensive physical remains you can visit on site there is an excellent museum explaining how the plantation functioned and what was like for all involved. Recommend.

Thank Michael H
North Branch, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped ad a side trip to Sting Ray City. I thought it was going to be a tour of the old plantation. It is notnong but run down ruins. The mill is interesting and there are a few placards for explanation but are badly faded. The place is not protected and has garbage strewn around and weeds are growing... More 

Thank Liz M
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd just stay at the hotel. Antigua is not really a place for sightseeing. This place just has a couple of broken windmills.

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