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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
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$125*
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
89%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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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Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

neat to see how they made rum back during the heyday of rum production, the area was beautiful. we had a great time

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Wichita, Kansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you're lucky to visit the ruins on a day when the lady is there to tell you about the plantation and ruins, you will have an amazing "come to life" history lesson. There are information markers around the ruins for a self-guided tour. The history and the story about the plantation is at times a bit overwhelming. Take time... More 

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houston, TX
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Take the time to walk around and read all the plates they have all over this place. Stop by and get some home made bread and juice that is served. It's an amazing historical place and worth seeing

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Redwood City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A nice ruin of a sugar plantation mill. There are the remnants of the windmill which drove the crushing of the cane and the large building where the syrup was boiled to make sugar crystals. The signs were helpful to understanding how the plantations worked.

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Columbus, Georgia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
26 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After an exciting ride out to the Plantation (take it slow! very curvy) we enjoyed an informative view of what had to be an incredibly harsh task - refining sugar cane. The steep land had to be cleared and terraced to support agriculture, but when the cane was grown, the task was far from over. The cane had to be... More 

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Christiansted, null, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When on St. John I always try to make my way to the other side of the island from Cruz Bay where the ferry dock comes in. At Anneberg there are paths to walk through the ruins and informative plaques. Usually it is quiet, but tour groups do go through the area. If you are in for more walking another... More 

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Memphis, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This sugar mill ruin site is Run by the Natl park service & being on the Much nicer north shore you should include a stop here while in the area. Also in the same area is Waterlemon Cay (which has some of the best snorkling on the Island) , Francis Bay beach & Maho bay Beach. so those places together... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was buggy out here, but we enjoyed walking around the ruins. It's a neat area and one of the places if you're going to St. John that you should make time for. The parking lot is across the street from the one mile trail to Waterlemon, so you could easily do these two places plus say Hawksnest or Cinnamon... More 

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Shady Hills, FL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

When visiting St. John U.S.V.I. let me suggest you take a Taxie tour of the Island and have the driver stop at the Annaberg Historic Trail. The old sugar mill ruines are history at its best with kiosk information as your spokesman. I understand the ruine sometimes has living history demonstrations; unfortunately we were not there for that. I would... More 

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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We loved pulling up and saying hello to the donkeys. Nice stroll up the stairs thru the trees. Once you get there the old pieces of the Mill are cool to check out and then you have beautiful views to enjoy. Worth the trip!

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