There is a decent description of the history of sugar and slavery on the island. Shame you can't get into the windmills although one is open so that you can see some of the machinery. Most of the site is ruins or overgrown.
About Betty's Hope
1 - 10 of 643 reviews
Very interesting, didn't have enough time!! Betty's Hope tells the story of sugarcane and slavery on .antigua. There are 80+ windmills dotted around Antigua, most in ruins, highlighting how prevalent sugarcane production was on this island.
I visited Betty's Hope in 1995 and it was well kept. I was surprised to find the windmills all boarded up this time. Such a shame. What a tourist attraction it could be if the mills were restored and the old house rebuilt! Such history...More
It was a Sunday and sadly the interpretation centere was not open, we were told by a tour operator that this often happens. We spent 30 minutes feeding the local cats as consolation.
The museum and the ruins especially the windmill give a view into what was a bustling large scale plantation in the 17th and 18th centuries.. They were able to recover many written logs from the family that ran the plantation several years that provide insights...More
Bettys Hope is a place to go to learn the history of sugar plantations. There is a small museum with a lovely gentleman there to give you all the information and answer questions.
We visited Betty's hope whilst on a 4x4 trip around the island. Was nice to see something historical but honestly there isn't much to do. Just an old windmill and a small museum. Not much else. Would be nice to come back when more has...More
In truth there is not much worth seeing at this sight. The reception area is little more than a stone shed with a bored looking man in it. The exhibits are covered in dust, and there aren't that many of them. But if that's all...More
We really enjoyed reading the history associated with both the Island and sugar cane industry. One of the mills has been restored and further work is being undertaken.