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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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very educational

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Candace W
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a very interesting place to see - good historical markers and explanations about a time long ago. Look carefully and you'll find beautiful large pieces of coral in with the ruins. It's a hike up the stairs but well worth the trip.

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Where ever we visit we always like to learn about the history and visit historically significant sites. Annaberg is a place that provides some of that for St. John. We had read about it in advance of going (St. John Off the Beaten Path, Gerald Singer) which was helpful because the signs don't provide as much information, the reading made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Worth going to - great to tie in a trip here, to Leinster bay and watermelon cay together. They are all in walking distance of each other.

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Vienna, VA
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Sugar plantations in the Caribbean - I have read about them for years, but I had never visited one. The signs aren't quite as explanatory as they might have been, and the ruins are pretty... ruined, but it was a unique and important place to visit and I'm glad for the opportunity.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

the title says it all, short hike to the top, bring a lunch cause you won't want to leave! the views are my favorite on the entire island.

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Chicago
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72 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The astonishing natural beauty of St. John is its tourist attraction, however, it is worthwhile to spend a half hour or so to become aware of the darker history of the mid-19th century sugar plantations. The ruins are fairly extensive with evidence of recent preservation efforts. The signage is educational focusing on the laborious processing of the sugar, and this... More 

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