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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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 slaves harvesting sugarcane, and which now offers visitors regular tours and living-history demonstrations.
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

These ruins are worth a visit- interesting to read the info on the history of the plantation.The views and breeze are great!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I'll admit that I was a little depressed by the sugar plantation, knowing what went on at places like this all over St. John (and the Caribbean in general) is upsetting, but I'm glad the plantation ruins are there to remind us of how we've grown and can continue to grow. The ruins are beautiful, modest, and very interesting. I... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ruins of an old sugar. Some easy to moderate hiking trails and toilet facilities. Volunteer docents on the property to explain things.

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Stringtown, Oklahoma, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visiting the ruins of the sugar plantation was very interesting. The area was well-kept, and we loved being served the bread and tea samples in a setting typical of the plantation era. It was like stepping back in time. Highly recommended.

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Maquoketa, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great story of the old sugar cane plantation and how slave labor was used in making sugar cane juice. Charlie was great, showing us the gardens and giving us bay leaves to smell and coconut to chew....delicious! But leave Miss Olivia alone. She is there in the cook bldg making bread and was the most rude, unfriendly person I think... More 

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Hampton, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a wonderful historical site. We conveniently parked here and then spent about an hour learning about the Caribbean sugar plantations, taking in spectacular views and sampling fruits from the on-site garden before hiking to snorkel at Waterlemon.

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Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a very small, no frills, historic site. You can make it a side trip to a beach day. Not really a hike. Well kept wooden stairs for a 15 min walk from parking to the site. My teenage girls enjoyed it probably helped by it's compact size. It's an important part of the islands history

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panama city
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150 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the short hike up to the sugar plantation. It started to rain but it cleared up after about 15 min. You can get a brochure that tells you about the history when you arrive by boat.It only takes about 10-15 min to see the whole plantation but the views were amazing.

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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

neat to see how they made rum back during the heyday of rum production, the area was beautiful. we had a great time

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Wichita, Kansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you're lucky to visit the ruins on a day when the lady is there to tell you about the plantation and ruins, you will have an amazing "come to life" history lesson. There are information markers around the ruins for a self-guided tour. The history and the story about the plantation is at times a bit overwhelming. Take time... More 

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