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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
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The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar...

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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One of the nicest historic sites on the island

If you are going to make only one stop on island to learn about the history of the sugar plantation industry on St. John I would make this the one. The ruins are in good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are going to make only one stop on island to learn about the history of the sugar plantation industry on St. John I would make this the one. The ruins are in good condition and the backdrop is great for photos. There is a small working kitchen for snacks (Johnny cake) and there are volunteers available to answer... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting! I'm glad we stopped and took a look around, the history and construction was intriguing. Was able to get the stroller there but get dropped off at the top if anyone in your party is handicapped in anyway. There was a couple there selling food but we didn't try anything.

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Manasquan. NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On arriving in St. John, we took the two-hour taxi tour of the island with a knowledgeable guide. We saw lots of terrific scenery, but the ruins of the Annenberg Sugar Plantation was the highlight for us. In the 18th century, half of Europe headed for the West Indies to get rich growing sugar; most didn't. Walking these ruins gave... More 

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Cuba
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a small but quite interesting stop we did at the Annaberg Suger Plantation! It is a need to visit place if you want to see some of the old history of the Virgin Islands!

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Thank thestorm93
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't recommend this attraction. We spent maybe 15 minutes here that includes seeing the site and walking back down the hill to get back in the van to go to the next destination. To be honest, other than the beach, there's not much to St. John's.

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. The volunteer's were very friendly and helpful. Found out all kinds of interesting information. The grounds were very clean and easy to get around. The setting was stunning, amazing views of the sea. Also a starting off point to our favorite spot for snorkeling, waterlemon cay. Highly recommend to visit this spot.

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st paul, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved learning about the history of the plantation from the volunteer guides who are present most of the time. They are a wealth of information

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to combine with a trip to Waterlemon Cay beach. Very interesting history and ruins. National Park guides are available for tours and information.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a return visit 23 years later, we spent an hour at the ruins of the Murphy Sugar Plantation. We arrived after 10:00 am to find the parking lot full and had to park along the roadway. On our first trip we were the only ones here, so it is clear this popular ruin, part of the USVI NP has... More 

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Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can be easily combined with a trip to Waterlemon, the trail to which starts at the bottom of the hill. Nice views, and gives a sense of what a sugar plantation looked like and how it functioned.

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