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Address: Between Tolbod Gade and Ft. Christian, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation....

A small park commemorating Lincoln’s 1848 Emancipation Proclamation. There’s even a reproduction of the Liberty Bell.

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St Thomas Shopping and Sightseeing Half-Day Tour

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Beautiful park = homeless shelter

Small park commemorating the 1848 proclamation that freed the slaves. A reproduction of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell occupies a corner of the grounds. There are large shade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2016
FlaHarlock
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Tavares, Florida
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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A peaceful place to reflect on the beauty of the island and it's distinct history. The natives are friendly and bring some snacks for the little chicks running behind mom.

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Oxnard, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Emancipation Garden is centrally located in town. It is not very big and you can see everything there relatively quickly. When I went through, there were quite a few homeless at the park there. I never felt threatened, but just keep your eyes open.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is small park in Charlotte Amalie on the edge of the tourist shopping area. There's not much to it, though it does have historical significance for the people of St Thomas. it seemed a little grotty and unkept, but it is apparently a favourite haunt of the homeless. It's shady, which was a bit of a relief on a... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Though the park itself is nice, during our trip we witnessed two unsavory incidents involving homeless people who were intoxicated. I would not feel comfortable spending any length of time in the park after seeing these problems. In one incident, a young man who was very intoxicated was yelling and writhing around on a bench in a disturbing way. Watch... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Small park commemorating the 1848 proclamation that freed the slaves. A reproduction of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell occupies a corner of the grounds. There are large shade trees, park benches, and a gazebo which make the park an ideal spot to take a rest. Hence, homeless folk and chickens flock to this park. They were harmless during my visit but I... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

While in St. Thomas I had the pleasure of attending the Coal Pot Cooking Competition. It is a cook off of local food vendors cooking the traditional Caribbean way with a coal pot. There were local vendors, live steel drum music and plenty of food samples. This part has seating areas where you can relax even if nothing special is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The emancipation garden is beautiful but too many homeless people hang out here. It is in the heart of town and you can visit and sit on one of the benches but be prepared to get entertained

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St. Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Emancipation Garden, located in downtown Charlotte Amalie, is a comfortable place in which to sit under 100+ year old trees, and enjoy being in the Caribbean.

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St. Maarten-St. Martin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This a park where the locals and tourist van go and just relax. There are Park chairs so you can sit and relax. There are plenty of trees to get you shade from the hot sun.

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Take a break from shopping or sight seeing and sit or stroll thru this nice historical little park. In February when we were showing off Main Street to family visitors we made sure the park was a stop before getting back in the car.

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