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Emancipation Garden

Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Traveler Description: Emancipation Garden, on St. Thomas, does NOT commemorate Abe Lincoln's emancipation of the slaves in the states. The emancipation referred to here is... more »
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Antelope, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The slaves in St. Thomas were emancipated before the U.S. Civil War by almost 20 years. Clearly this is a major historic place. Small and easy to find across from the Post Office. A good item to check out for history buffs doing a Charlotte Amalie walking tour.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It wasn't super clean but if that doesn't bother you the atmosphere was really amazing. Locals are friendly and food was good.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This historical spot does not have the same appreciation as it did when I lived on the island. It's dirty and the people no longer respect the garden. Seems to be a hang out location for the homeless

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

the park has indeed changed, the history is still there, but it's as if the locals no longer have pride in it. we got to see a woman sitting on the park bench urinating in a homemade urinal as we were walking around. we understand homelessness is everywhere, but to have it at a historical landmark was sad

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New Delhi, India
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236 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Emancipation Garden in the town of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Island, a part of the US Virgin Islands, is steeped in history. This is the place where the official declaration of freedom from slavery was made. Presently, it is a park with benches and a sizable population of Iguanas!

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Gainesville, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The Emancipation Garden is a quaint park accross from the water's side in downtown area and nice to visit during day hours. But I had to write a review for the ever faithful food truck that is there at night. My husband & I had the jerk chicken w mac & cheese. Delicioso! We always go back to this truck... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a little park located in the middle of Down town Charlotte Amalie. Nice place to rest if you walked to town from the Cruise ships or after shopping on Main Street. On the day we were there, there were local performers dancing and singing. Happy to have experienced some of their culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This park is nice, has some history. Night time brings out some of the islands homeless, in this area. If you are able to get down there on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Trust me on this. Look for a white post office looking truck with a big grill on the back. This guy is cooking some of the best... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great place to stop and rest when going up or down the hill to town. Everyone we met there was friendly and happy to give directions to great places to shop and eat.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

nice little park with plenty of benches and markers. Great place to stop before doing a walking tour. Gives a nice vibe of the local scene. Roosters are a plenty around here. Historical markers are nice.

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