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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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Danish Colonial History and Excellent Views

The Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins are a good place to learn a bit about Danish colonial-era life on the islands that later became the US Virgin Islands. A short, paved 0.25... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The Annaberg Sugar Plantation ruins are a good place to learn a bit about Danish colonial-era life on the islands that later became the US Virgin Islands. A short, paved 0.25 mile (0.4k) trail loops through the ruins, with interpretive signs along the way, that consist of slave quarters, a windmill used to crush the cane, a sugar factory where... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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39 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is the best preserved sugar mill on the Island, well worth a visit. There are Natl Park guides most of the time to explain the history and layout. The view from the top is beautiful. It is a short hike up from the parking lot, but if you have problems walking you can be dropped off right at the... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A sad remnant of our history of slavery, but well maintained and explained trail with yet more beautiful views and structures.

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Michigan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Liked the historical site with interpretive signs. Weird burning garbage pile adjacent to it. Bad smell. Does the NPS run it or not?

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited the plantation after our day at Waterlemon as they share the same parking lot. The Annaberg sugar plantation is located on the top of a hill and offers exceptional views. The stonework of the ruins is beatiful - as is all the stonework on the island. The history of the plantation is posted at various sites detailing how... More 

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

These ruins are worth a visit- interesting to read the info on the history of the plantation.The views and breeze are great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'll admit that I was a little depressed by the sugar plantation, knowing what went on at places like this all over St. John (and the Caribbean in general) is upsetting, but I'm glad the plantation ruins are there to remind us of how we've grown and can continue to grow. The ruins are beautiful, modest, and very interesting. I... More 

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Ely, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Ruins of an old sugar. Some easy to moderate hiking trails and toilet facilities. Volunteer docents on the property to explain things.

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Stringtown, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Visiting the ruins of the sugar plantation was very interesting. The area was well-kept, and we loved being served the bread and tea samples in a setting typical of the plantation era. It was like stepping back in time. Highly recommended.

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Maquoketa, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great story of the old sugar cane plantation and how slave labor was used in making sugar cane juice. Charlie was great, showing us the gardens and giving us bay leaves to smell and coconut to chew....delicious! But leave Miss Olivia alone. She is there in the cook bldg making bread and was the most rude, unfriendly person I think... More 

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