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Address: Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Activities: Shopping
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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Good place to rest

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Jim L
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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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Avon, Ohio
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563 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Emancipation Garden is the large shady park just to the northwest of Fort Christian and was dedicated to the 1848 emancipation of St Thomas’ slaves. There are a number of monuments, including a model of the Liberty Bell, plantings and a Gazebo. We visited during the Holidays and the Garden is clearly a center of activity as it was nicely... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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55 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A small park at the end of Main Street. It's name was given as a memory from the abolition of the slavery. Now they use this park somethimes for Music. There is a statue of King Christian 9th and a copi of the american Liberty Bell.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Nothing real impressive. Nothing really there. You have to try to park downtown and parking is a premium. I am not a history buff so items of this nature don't interest me anyway.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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