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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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such a great hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Shari1121
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
31 helpful votes 31 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I couldn't help but wonder what this area was like when all of the trees were cut down to grow sugar cane. Compared to modern factories these seem so small but they must have been quite impressive in their day. I also could not help but think about how horrible it must have been to be a slave working under... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Some of the best preserved plantation ruins we have been to. There are good signs to help guide you around the ruins. It is a short little stop. It's worth it and educational. Maybe takes 30 minutes.

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Go for the views - so worth it. Not much of a hike but cool ruins to see. There was a super volunteer at the site who shared information about the area. Glad we stopped.

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The ruins of this old sugar cane plantation hold a stark beauty. The well marked sites also tell the sad tale of the terrible saga of slavery in the caribbean. We found the Park Rangers particularly helpful and informative here. We learned quite a bit about the conditions and customs of the time of the sugar cane hey-day, and about... More 

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