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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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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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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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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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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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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Don't get lost by using this photo - its actually of Roosevelt Park, on Norre Gade (east end of St. Thomas' Main Street. Also a lovely little park, a feature on maps as early as 1852, and likely dates earlier. The yellow building with the green shutters in the background is the FREE St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum. Stop by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

You can feed pidgeons and Chickens here!!! Lots of locals hang out as well as tourists; they were setting up for music in the bandstand while we visited. Nice clean park.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This cute, open garden is located between Tolbod Gade and Fort Pladsen in the eastern part of Charlotte Amalie and popular with local residents and visitors (especially cruise passengers). Tropical greenery, colourful flowers and benches to sit and people watch were provided here. Features to look out for is the ‘conch blower’ statue - commemorates emancipation from slavery in the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is just a small little park near the main shopping district in downtown Charlotte Amalie. The statuary and plaques are interesting, and there are benches to sit. Wouldn't take a huge chunk of your time to see. Shopping and places to eat definately nearby.

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