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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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Nice but understated park.

We had not heard about this Garden until we found it by accident while walking around the waterfront area. The statue and plaque were well done but the park needed a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2016
Joan F
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Peterborough, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

most of the vendors have all the same stuff for sale, look quickly, dont touch, or you will feel obligated to buy it. if you dont mind faux designer knockoffs, then this is the place to to get your next handbag, expect to pay 30% less than they ask for. silver is defininately NOT a bargain in st thomas

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We had not heard about this Garden until we found it by accident while walking around the waterfront area. The statue and plaque were well done but the park needed a good cleaning. Nice to see though.

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South Florida, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Good place to bring a lunch and sit. Lots of chickens running around. Sometimes homeless, but they are no bother

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

nice history how the slaves were freed here before they were in the US. Some statues and some benches. Public toilets on the fort side of the park.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Lots of chickens, chicks, and roosters, which were fun to watch. The benches and shade from trees made it very relaxing.

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Long before the Civil War in the United States, the Danish Governor in St. Thomas freed the slaves on the island in 1848. This park, which honors that historically meaningful event, is a shaded green oasis in a very busy part of the downtown. It is located , fittingly enough , in front of Fort Christian which was the protector... More 

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

One block square, this historic little park doesn't take long to walk through and is a good place to start a walking tour of Charlotte Amalie. Take note of three bronze monuments: the bust of a freed slave blowing a conch shell (commemorating the freeing of Dutch West Indies slaves on July 3, 1848), Denmark's King Christian, and a scale... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

There is some interesting historical information and some places to sit but not much more here, just a quick look or resting area.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

As we were staying nearby, we walked past and through this garden several times. A statue commemorates what the garden is named for, the freeing of the slaves imported to work the sugar cane industry. Unfortunately, each time we visited, we saw one or more homeless persons, whiling away the day.

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Bedford, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Nicely kept public park with lots of seating; trash barrels available; lots of shade trees to get out of the sun: a little crazy with all of the taxi drivers honking and shouting for your attention as there were 4 cruise ships in town and the assumption is you must want a ride if your are sitting in the park... More 

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