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Betty's Hope

Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
+1 269-462-1469
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Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.
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Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
+1 269-462-1469
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank bg50
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not much to see but if you like history then you will make this visit. It's all about reading up on how the plantation was back in those days.

Thank donbriggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Martharose2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Rolf02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Caroelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank hopexporer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank MaureenGulliford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 12sarah34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank RMP1960g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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