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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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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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A Lesson from the Past

Until about the middle of the 20th Century, sugar cane was the staple, and almost the only, source of funding in Antiqua. Initially, of course, this was resourced by slavery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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cornwall
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not up to standard. As if the Government wanted to hide slavery. Needs money spent on it. Did not like it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Until about the middle of the 20th Century, sugar cane was the staple, and almost the only, source of funding in Antiqua. Initially, of course, this was resourced by slavery. Betty's Hope is a restored plantation which shows the layout and functions of the plantation which included two windmills - the remains of windmills all over the island bear witness... More 

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Cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Sugar plantation that still has some original working but mainly a ruin site. Worth 15 minutes of you time but not much to see

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My family stumbled across this location on our way to shopping in St. John. We made a mental note to return on our way back to the hotel. It was well worth the additional $8 taxi fare to visit and explore. The site is filled with memorabilia which we found most informative. It was interesting to see a restored sugar... More 

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Staffs
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Informative historically. Photos and artefacts available to view. Mills are still standing and there are some remnants of buildings to be seen.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you never been to one on another island, I would recommend it. But it does provide a lot of historical info if you take the time to read all the exhibits.

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Lon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

open air museum that is self-guided. Would have loved more history. the sugarcane industry really did change the face of A&B. It is very sad.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Histories are excellent and educational but it's not well maintained. not much to see. I still do recommend to visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not much to see here but worth stopping off for, not as a special visit. A little piece of English history but not much remains

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Harlow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A very intersting place to see , the information panels are easy to understand but very interesting without being boring. Definately worth the effort to go and see.

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