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“Nice Change of Pace from the Sun and Sand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Annaberg Sugar Plantation
Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
340 776 6201
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$125*
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island...
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Tx
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“Nice Change of Pace from the Sun and Sand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you're visiting a new place, I think it's always a good idea to learn a little about the history of the location in order to really appreicate it. The Annaberg Ruins were a great stop for us. The information plaques set up gave us a good understanding of what had taken place there and the location is just beautiful. We saw a few couples having their wedding photos taken there which was pretty cool to witness.

It's easy to walk around, plenty of parking and it's free so don't hesitate to stop; even my 12 year old enjoyed our visit there. I think it's a great place for anyone who appreciates history as well as budding photographers since the ruins provide beautiful composition for your photos.

Visited July 2014
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Valley Stream, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Nice Break from the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After sampling the many beaches and doing a lot of snorkeling, this was a nice break for us. We stayed and Cruz Bay and so the drive out there and back gave us a chance to see a little bit more of the island. Very simple hike if you can even call it a hike. Watch out for bees, there were a lot in inside the ruins so don't go poking around. Some info boards posted around, but more information would have been even better. Views are spectacular. Only disappointment, despite the evidence of donkey's in the area, we were unable to see any.

Visited July 2014
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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“For history buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A nice short self-guided tour on the site of a crumbling sugar plantation in the middle of the National Park. You learn something about life before the slaves revolted and won their own freedom, also has some gorgeous views. This year, I saw two mongooses. Worth a stop while you are at the park, and snorkeling in Waterlemon Cay down the path is rumored to be excellent.

Visited July 2014
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“Great Ruins, Needs a good Audio Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While beaches and snorkeling are our primary focal points when we visit the islands, I always try to make a point of snorkeling nearby Waterlemon Cay and then visiting these ruins as part of the “island experience” when I bring friends to visit St. John. You need about half an hour or more to walk through the interpretive signage. There are steps leading up from the parking lot, but if you have someone who would prefer NOT to do the wooden walkway up the hill, there is a drop off at the entrance to the ruins. You may see donkeys while you are here (or step in donkey manure.) This location seems a perfect place for someone to develop a self-guided audio tour that people could enjoy via a smart device, but I have not found one. I will keep searching and repost if I find one.

Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

View are absolutely amazing and worth the drive. Only a short distance from Maho Bay, Annaberg is home to some of the best views in the Caribbean. Looking out into the narrows and seeing Tortola and Jost Van Dyke is beautiful. The plantation itself was cool but the views are the best part. I will return again.

Visited July 2014
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