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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

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Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working...
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.
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Interesting place to visit and see

Lots of the sugar plantation is still standing. We went in June of 2013. It was a self guided tour and so we were able to go at our own pace and just meander around at our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Saw this as part of the St John's day tour. The plantation ruins was okay, but our tour guide was awesome. The tour was about 4 hours and ended up on trunk bay, which is gorgeous! The ruins were nice to see as part of St John's history, but again was no the highlight of the tour for me.

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is more then just a National Park when you visit this site within the park. The ruins of the Sugar Plantation are well kept and the signage is very detailed as to what you are looking at. You will have to walk uphill from the parking lot but there is a pathway in shade rather then the road if... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of the sugar plantation is still standing. We went in June of 2013. It was a self guided tour and so we were able to go at our own pace and just meander around at our leisure. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Annaberg ruins are a great way to learn about the colonial history of St. John. We visited the ruins on a bit of a muggy morning and it made all of us take pause and think about the incredibly difficult conditions the slaves had to deal with working at this plantation. My sons enjoyed exploring the ruins, and the... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you are able take the steps up to the ruins Road is a steep road up to ruins Very interesting and pretty well preserved. Lots of ruins there and the view is awesome.

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

If you like history you have to make this a definite destination while you are in the islands. Bring your rental over from St Thomas on the ferry or rent one when you get there. The roads are nice and easy to navigate. Wear real shoes not open toes if you want to walk the trails.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was glad that we took the time to stop here. The ruins are not restored, but there was plenty of information about the history and operation of the plantation.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This was a fantastic stop during our island tour. It was a short hike up but I can see it being difficult for anyone who is handicap or elderly. It was nice that there were a couple Virgin Island National Park Volunteers there who were eager to give us the history of the Sugar Mill Ruins. However, I don't think... More 

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Oceanside, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Annaberg Sugar Plantation is a quick stop on a road trip around the island. It's got a few discriptions of the plantation. Plan on spending about 30 minutes there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Stopped during our beach hop to check out the ruins and returned to a Jeep that had been ransacked by locals. Lots of neat ruins on the island but St.John and park authorities need to be more vigilant about controlling crime among the local population and tourists.

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Address: Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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