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Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
Phone Number: 269 462 1469
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Description: 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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History worth a trip

Betty's Hope was very interesting. The renovated sugar windmill is great, although not working, but the real reason for visiting is to find out about the history of Antigua, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

As we stayed on the island for a few weeks and weren't with a cruise ship, we self drove everywhere. When he went to Betty's Hope we were expecting someone to be there to tell us the history and show us around. There is a self pay box, one room of historical artefacts to look in and then placards by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Betty's Hope was very interesting. The renovated sugar windmill is great, although not working, but the real reason for visiting is to find out about the history of Antigua, the demographics, the slavery and British influence. Although it could be seen as negative and a difficult read if you are British, it is a period in time that thrust Antigua... More 

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Pennsauken, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Best view for a Sunday night sunset with great food and music. lots of fun.People from all over the world gather to view the amazing site. You can feel the history as you sip a cool drink and relax.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see the windmills that were used during the time they made the sugar and how everybody lived there. Great History!

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Islamorada, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

The only sugar plantation restoration on Antigua. There were two towers. One is restored. The stable has also been restored and houses the museum. Many interpretative signs. Nice interesting stop if in the area.

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Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

A little off the beaten track...but worth the visit. A very informative history lesson is laid out and easy to follow. Fascinating to brouse the collection of artifacts that have been uncovered and stroll through the ruins.

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Palm Bay Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the remains of a plantation that used to be a major producer of sugar cane. Not much left and there seems to be a lot of trash that gets blown up into the shrubs……maybe some donation money could be used to clean up area. Nearby is an old cane syrup facility.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Betty’s Hope is the best preserved sugar plantation on the island, but with the lack of upkeep and attention it won’t be for long. There is no one on site to collect payment or offer any guidance. The windmill is the big draw here as most of the structures have been demolished. I do believe the grounds are worth a... More 

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Vienna
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Superb descriptions and explanatory boards describing the history of Antigua's sugar industry, which is pretty much Antigua's history as we know it. Alas there is a lot more that could be done, but the restored windmill (and its nearby sibling) are wonderful to explore. Alas we arrived and paid but then the knowledgeable assistant disappeared so there was nobody to... More 

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Essington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Lovely place to visit with our guide for the day, Eustace. Stables have been converted into a room of antiquities and memory information boards. These chronicle what life was like for those who lived and worked at Betty's Hope, the largest sugar cane plantation in antigua. A U.S. university paid a team to excavate the floor of the main house... More 

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