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Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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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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A walk back in history...

After all the snorkeling, grilling, and staring out at maybe the most beautiful view from any vantage point on St. John (our cottage- another review), we wanted to get a sense of... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2015
Fred M
Austin, Texas, United States
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

After all the snorkeling, grilling, and staring out at maybe the most beautiful view from any vantage point on St. John (our cottage- another review), we wanted to get a sense of the history of St. John and the Virgin Islands. As with many places, all is not paradise, and St. John has a bit of a checkered past with... More 

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Charleston, wv
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Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We took our 7 and 9 year old boys to St Thomas to explore the VI. We took a water taxi to St John and explored for the day. As part of our trip, we spent 30 minutes exploring the Annaberg Sugar plantation ruins. The location sits a top a hill overlooking the ocean. That alone offers beautiful views worth... More 

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

We stopped here because we had extra time. It was cool to learn a little of the history. There's a walking path and signs with information. It can be done in about 15 minutes if you don't spend a lot of time wandering around. There at picnic tables, so it could be a good spot for lunch.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

Annaberg was one of the sugar processing plants. What remains are a lot of walls and the base of the windmill. Sugar cane was crushed by rollers powered by wind; when the wind didn't blow the less efficient method was to use beasts of burden - including slaves! You can see the remains of the copper vats where the juice... More 

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Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Interesting ruins with beautiful views of the BVIs. Picnic benches available and shady areas to enjoy a lunch.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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Reviewed September 20, 2015

There's some 180 sugar mill plantation ruins to visit if you wish on St. John, but this one is very convenient, and along the way to several of the more spectacular snorkel sites. Gorgeous view, wonderful ruins and on outstanding interpretive staff onsite that really worked hard to bring plantation life to, well, life. Easy and quick visit.

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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed September 11, 2015

Excellent views and beautiful ruins, I imagine this would be a photographers dream. It's small, took us about 15 minutes to walk through the entire site and while there I wished I had packed a lunch to extend the stay.

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Moss Beach, California
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

Interesting stop over that gives a little history of the sugar industry that was prevalent on the island.

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

Worth it and neat to see! The views of St. John from here are gorgeous! It's a little bit of a walk from the lower parking but here's a loop at the top if you just want to see the view or get dropped off if you're not able to walk the hill or all of the stairs.

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Reviewed August 25, 2015

Very cool historical site with a nice self-guided walking tour that won't take you more than 20 minutes. Certainly worth the stop to take in some of the history of the Virgin Islands.

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