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Address: Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation....

A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.

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Different kind of park

Lots of chickens, chicks, and roosters, which were fun to watch. The benches and shade from trees made it very relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice history how the slaves were freed here before they were in the US. Some statues and some benches. Public toilets on the fort side of the park.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of chickens, chicks, and roosters, which were fun to watch. The benches and shade from trees made it very relaxing.

Thank queenvic8940
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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210 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long before the Civil War in the United States, the Danish Governor in St. Thomas freed the slaves on the island in 1848. This park, which honors that historically meaningful event, is a shaded green oasis in a very busy part of the downtown. It is located , fittingly enough , in front of Fort Christian which was the protector... More 

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One block square, this historic little park doesn't take long to walk through and is a good place to start a walking tour of Charlotte Amalie. Take note of three bronze monuments: the bust of a freed slave blowing a conch shell (commemorating the freeing of Dutch West Indies slaves on July 3, 1848), Denmark's King Christian, and a scale... More 

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893 reviews
421 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

There is some interesting historical information and some places to sit but not much more here, just a quick look or resting area.

Thank Les L
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As we were staying nearby, we walked past and through this garden several times. A statue commemorates what the garden is named for, the freeing of the slaves imported to work the sugar cane industry. Unfortunately, each time we visited, we saw one or more homeless persons, whiling away the day.

Thank BadgerBob67
Bedford, MA
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88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Nicely kept public park with lots of seating; trash barrels available; lots of shade trees to get out of the sun: a little crazy with all of the taxi drivers honking and shouting for your attention as there were 4 cruise ships in town and the assumption is you must want a ride if your are sitting in the park... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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270 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This park is easy to find by asking someone local or with a city street map. It is across the street from one of the Little Switzerland shops. The title has nothing to do with the slave issue in the then soon to be the United States but instead is the declaring that all unfree in the Danish West Indies... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

After a couple of hours walking around Amelia, we took a break at Emancipation Garden. Most benches are covered from the sun by large trees. We bought a couple of "Fraco" (sno-cones) from Rudy's Fraco sno-cones truck which is right beside the Garden, we stayed there for an hour just people watching.

St Thomas
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118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Emancipation Garden is a small oasis on the east side of Charlotte Amalie, behind vendor plaza, flanked by Fort Christian, and the Grand Galleria. Sure, you'll see a few chickens, and maybe a homeless person or two, but it is one of the few places downtown where you can sit down and relax without someone trying to sell you something.... More 

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