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Emancipation Garden

Address: Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Owner description: A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction...
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Owner description: A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We were on a walking tour and learned a lot about the slavery on the island and the history including the freedom of the slaves.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Garden: 3 stars; Food trucks: 5 stars. This review is really for the food trucks. At the parking lot in front of Emancipation Garden, there is a white food truck with chicken ($10) & ribs ($12) + 2 sides. The sauce is so good! He's there starting at 5:30pm-ish. We got there around 7 one night and he was out... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are quite a abit of shops and mom and pop tents with items to sale. They had great ginger and watermelon soda. The ginger soda was better, the watermelon soda tasted like a giant jelly ranger. The shops in this area are local, if you walk a few blocks away is where ALL the jewelry store are located. We... More 

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Antelope, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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