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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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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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384 reviews 384 reviews
236 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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255 helpful votes 255 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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St. Thomas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
102 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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