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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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Short Easy Hike

Our tour guide dropped us off at the Annaberg Ruins on our tour of the island. There is a path around the ruins which involves a short hike. There are various signs explaining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
TahitiZ
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Tucson, AZ
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The walk up to the ruins was extremely hot even in late April. It really took a toll on my 81-year-old mother, especially when we found out at the top that we could have dropped her off there. Better signage about dropping off senior citizens and handicapped travelers would be nice. The sugar mill ruins were quite picturesque and provided... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Our tour guide dropped us off at the Annaberg Ruins on our tour of the island. There is a path around the ruins which involves a short hike. There are various signs explaining the ruins along the way and bread and juice are served in one of the buildings. We enjoyed this stop on our tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you're going to snorkel Waterlemon Cay, you'd be remiss not to visit the Annaberg Sugar Plantation. The walk is only a few minutes, but the ruins and the history are really interesting. Additionally, there are folks on site that make breads typical of the time, called "dumb breads" to try, and a gardener who teaches you about sugar cane,... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
42 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The winding road to the sugar mill ruins provides a number of pull offs with spectacular hillside views of several of St. John's picturesque beaches. The ruins which sit atop St. John are also accessible by hiking. The ruins are informatively marked and a park ranger is also generally available for additional information. In addition to the ruins there is... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is the coolest place; with the most beautiful views from the mountain tops; plus they have volunteers that will give you a history of the plantation; and the ruins which are left

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Farmington, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The ruins of the Annaberg sugar mill are worth a once over while visiting St John. The history of the Danish settlers, slaves, and original island people is interesting and the ruins well preserved. The site is easily accessible, either by using the parking lot and walking up a couple hundred stairs, or driving up closer to the site and... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is an eerie place to visit, yet beautiful, take a camera and few dollars with you. At the end of the free self guided tour, there is fresh make "dumb bread" and juice to sip, leave a tip for the wonderful lady!

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Grapevine, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

New it was there just never been there before. Anchored off shore in our boat and took the dinghy in and beached it near the parking lot. Hiked up the hill and OMG!!! This place was beautiful didn't seem to be covered up with people. There were park personnel there that would give guided tours explaining the history. What a... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

On a trip to locate Waterlemon Cay, we stumbled upon the Anneburg ruins. It was scenic in that the views were spectacular, and offered an insight into colonial island life that seems to be taken for granted. While it is in ruin, one can still see the tower from the windmill used to power to cane rollers, which extracted the... More 

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Kansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Some nice ruins to visit and learn about island history. Even got to sample some bread made on the premises, although the breadmaker was in a bit of a foul mood that day we visited.

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