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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
340 776 6201
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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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Walnut Creek, California, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is pretty much torn down and little remains of the plantation. A walk up from the parking area to the main ruins is about all you need to do.

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Goodrich, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful area and the ruins are well preserved. We enjoyed the history, especially since you could actually read the guides here, vs the Reef Bay Trail hike where you can't read many of the signs anymore. It is amazing to stand and envision people clearing, planting and harvesting sugar cane on a mountainside, and then reading about... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This is a great sight that shoudln't be missed when on St. John. There is sufficient parking and is not a far walk to the sight.

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Acworth, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's very interesting to learn of the island's past. There are signs telling all about how the sugar mill worked. There are enough of the ruins left to give you a good idea of the plantation and the view toward the BVI's is fantastic. There is a parking lot for Annaberg and there is no fee to tour it.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went in the early morning and had the place to ourselves. Fascinating look at how a sugar plantation and rum distillary were set up and run. It could use better signage to tell you more about the buildings.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We weren't planning on visiting the ruins but found we had a free morning, so what the heck. Glad we did, very interesting and the park rangers were very informative. We learned so much talking with the rangers. Sad history and living conditions, so also glad this period of history is over but good to learn about it.

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Sharpsburg, GA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited in the late afternoon/early evening. We had it to ourselves and enjoyed the self-guided tour signs. Beautiful ruins, but sad way to make someone live...

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Cottekill, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Just a short walk from where you park your car. These ruins and their history are very interesting. What a hard life the slaves must have had toiling in the hot sun to make sugar from sugar cane.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went here last year also. It is a pleasant walk, good for photo ops and a very interesting history. Hard to imaging life here.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Good venue to see a little history of the island. Signage is okay and the trails are good considering the limited resources available on the island. The majority of the structures are in great shape considering the age and climate. I would have to say this is a definitely worth the trip.

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