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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
340 776 6201
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling molasses and hardworking... more » Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar plantation (circa 1870) was the site of boiling molasses and hardworking slaves harvesting sugarcane, and which now offers visitors regular tours and living-history demonstrations. « less
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Columbus, Georgia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

After an exciting ride out to the Plantation (take it slow! very curvy) we enjoyed an informative view of what had to be an incredibly harsh task - refining sugar cane. The steep land had to be cleared and terraced to support agriculture, but when the cane was grown, the task was far from over. The cane had to be... More

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Christiansted, null, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When on St. John I always try to make my way to the other side of the island from Cruz Bay where the ferry dock comes in. At Anneberg there are paths to walk through the ruins and informative plaques. Usually it is quiet, but tour groups do go through the area. If you are in for more walking another... More

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Memphis, TN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This sugar mill ruin site is Run by the Natl park service & being on the Much nicer north shore you should include a stop here while in the area. Also in the same area is Waterlemon Cay (which has some of the best snorkling on the Island) , Francis Bay beach & Maho bay Beach. so those places together... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was buggy out here, but we enjoyed walking around the ruins. It's a neat area and one of the places if you're going to St. John that you should make time for. The parking lot is across the street from the one mile trail to Waterlemon, so you could easily do these two places plus say Hawksnest or Cinnamon... More

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Shady Hills, FL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When visiting St. John U.S.V.I. let me suggest you take a Taxie tour of the Island and have the driver stop at the Annaberg Historic Trail. The old sugar mill ruines are history at its best with kiosk information as your spokesman. I understand the ruine sometimes has living history demonstrations; unfortunately we were not there for that. I would... More

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We loved pulling up and saying hello to the donkeys. Nice stroll up the stairs thru the trees. Once you get there the old pieces of the Mill are cool to check out and then you have beautiful views to enjoy. Worth the trip!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's a pretty simple site that doesn't take much time to tour, although maybe it takes more time during peak season. It's next to Maho Beach and Waterlemon Cay, so just stop by before going to the beach, especially if driving from Cruz Bay area. Flip flops are fine.

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Tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you're visiting a new place, I think it's always a good idea to learn a little about the history of the location in order to really appreicate it. The Annaberg Ruins were a great stop for us. The information plaques set up gave us a good understanding of what had taken place there and the location is just beautiful.... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After sampling the many beaches and doing a lot of snorkeling, this was a nice break for us. We stayed and Cruz Bay and so the drive out there and back gave us a chance to see a little bit more of the island. Very simple hike if you can even call it a hike. Watch out for bees, there... More

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A nice short self-guided tour on the site of a crumbling sugar plantation in the middle of the National Park. You learn something about life before the slaves revolted and won their own freedom, also has some gorgeous views. This year, I saw two mongooses. Worth a stop while you are at the park, and snorkeling in Waterlemon Cay down... More

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