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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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quiet stroll and hike

Self-paced stroll through ruins; backdropped by BVI and coastline. Beautiful views, as well as descriptions of buildings and structures available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Emilie G
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Self-paced stroll through ruins; backdropped by BVI and coastline. Beautiful views, as well as descriptions of buildings and structures available.

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fun to visit especially on a drizzly day. Great history and we always see deer when walking up the board walk. Great views so bring the camera.

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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Most of us tourists don't realize that the VI became economically successful when Sugar Cane was the ONLY source of sugar, molasses and (thank GOD!) rum. Then the chemical process of getting cheap sugar from sugar beets in the late 40's killed that prior industry. The walking tour of this Plantation is a nice step back in time... plus informative.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Saw this as part of the St John's day tour. The plantation ruins was okay, but our tour guide was awesome. The tour was about 4 hours and ended up on trunk bay, which is gorgeous! The ruins were nice to see as part of St John's history, but again was no the highlight of the tour for me.

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Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

There is more then just a National Park when you visit this site within the park. The ruins of the Sugar Plantation are well kept and the signage is very detailed as to what you are looking at. You will have to walk uphill from the parking lot but there is a pathway in shade rather then the road if... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lots of the sugar plantation is still standing. We went in June of 2013. It was a self guided tour and so we were able to go at our own pace and just meander around at our leisure. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Annaberg ruins are a great way to learn about the colonial history of St. John. We visited the ruins on a bit of a muggy morning and it made all of us take pause and think about the incredibly difficult conditions the slaves had to deal with working at this plantation. My sons enjoyed exploring the ruins, and the... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

If you are able take the steps up to the ruins Road is a steep road up to ruins Very interesting and pretty well preserved. Lots of ruins there and the view is awesome.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

If you like history you have to make this a definite destination while you are in the islands. Bring your rental over from St Thomas on the ferry or rent one when you get there. The roads are nice and easy to navigate. Wear real shoes not open toes if you want to walk the trails.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I was glad that we took the time to stop here. The ruins are not restored, but there was plenty of information about the history and operation of the plantation.

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Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Virgin Islands National Park

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