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Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
Phone Number: 340 776 6201
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The most accessible and best preserved of its type, this once-working sugar...

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.

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Amazing site

Very impressive sugar plantation ruins. Definitely must see to appreciate the beauty of this place. Lots of good photo opportunities and some nice water views of waterlemon cay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive sugar plantation ruins. Definitely must see to appreciate the beauty of this place. Lots of good photo opportunities and some nice water views of waterlemon cay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cloudy morning so we decided to take a break from the beach ... very short walk from the car and interesting piece of history. The views are great and we encountered some really cute donkeys on the trail back to our car! Close to beaches so you can easily visit before headed to a beach for the day.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a trip here if you want a break from the beaches. A fun drive to get here with a beautiful, but rocky, beach right at the parking lot. We were greeted by some of the Island's donkeys! It is a short, but steep walk to the ruins from the parking lot. There is no shade while touring the ruins,... More 

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Thank Joann B
Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful area to explore! Leinster Bay is one of my favorite beaches with fantastic snorkeling and the sugar plantation to explore. Highly recommend!

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Thank Anna H
Covington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Short-ish walk from the parking lot to the ruins. Very interesting and I was able to get some great pictures!

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive on out to see the ruins, fairly interesting worth a short visit. Not an amazing experience but after a day at the beach why not give it walk around. Goto Maho beach or salt pond that day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a break from the beach and visited the Plantation. It was an easy walk from the parking lot and it was very quiet while we were up there. Pretty cool to see those old structures and learn a little bit about the history of the area. We even sampled some bread that was baked by a local resident.... More 

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Port Moody, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are unable to hike the numerous trails to explore the variety of ruins around the island, the ease of access makes the Annaberg plantation the right choice.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Very impressive ruins at the end of a pleasant ride through the Virgin Islands National Park. Easily accessible via a stepped path through the forest. Lovely view toward Tortola and some smaller islands in the British Virgin Islands. However, the signage was minimal, preventing the visitor from getting a good understanding of the mill's history and operations.

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Tavares, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Ruins from the 1700's, protected by the Virgin Islands National Park and FREE to the public. A loop trail leads through factory ruins, slave quarters, and other remains. Placards and signs along the trails describe how sugar was produced and discuss plantation life and the history behind sugar plantations on St. John. The highlight is the remains of the largest... More 

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