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Address: Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Description: 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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People Watching and Cock Fighting

So Emancipation Garden is where my husband and I would wait for our ride back to where we were staying after a full day of shopping. This place is filled with a hub of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

So Emancipation Garden is where my husband and I would wait for our ride back to where we were staying after a full day of shopping. This place is filled with a hub of activities; it's like watching multiple TV shows, all with interesting characters. Depending on where you choose to sit, we preferred to sit closer to Little Switzerland,... More 

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St Thomas
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 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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Avalon
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

beautiful garden right where the cruise ships dock in Charlotte Amalie. Well worth waling through and admiring the statues and reading the biographies commemorating the long road leading toward racial equality.

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It just gives an interesting vibe. There were a few bums there and some chickens. But it is a nice park. And there a few things to see like the Liberty Bell replica.

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Toronto, Canada
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241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This looks just like a regular park and it is, but it does make significant reference to the history in the United States and the statues to match. I'll say that the thing I will always remember are all the chickens hiding behind a bench to relax more than anything else. That was funny and it's worth going there just... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The only reason I listed this with Emancipation Garden is Trip Advisor does not have this place listed as an attraction. It is the BEST KEPT SHOPPING SECRET for souvenirs in Charlotte Amalie. Plus, you an bargain with the Vendors for Lower Prices ! It is called VENDORS PLAZA, also known as Emancipation Plaza, where vendors set up small booths,... More 

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The Seven Cities, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Emancipation Gardens is such a peaceful place to go and sit and enjoy the breeze. It has lots of lil park benches around, trash cans and is in a convenient location to eatery's and bars! (10min walk). During VI Carnival they showed movies here each night. The children and adults enjoyed it the same.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Thos area 8s just east of the main shopping district in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The thisbabpark with a gazebo often with music. Right next to it is the vendor's market with a wide choice of items for sale. There is al so some food and drink. This is also a great plave during carnival. Native St. Tomians come in from... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

A pleasant park. However, it was dominated not by the small sculpture pertinent to 1848 emancipation but by a statue of a Danish king and a replica of the Liberty Bell.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you like to people watch, this is a good place. If you want to get away from the the hustle and bustle of the shopping district, not so much. We just sat and rested and drank a little bottled water we carried from out hotel. So all was good - even in the heat of the day.

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