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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a stop on our own drive around the island and i am so glad we did. There was so much history we just had no clue about. The gardener was there and took us around his garden and gave us samples of sugar...More

Thank sarasueOhio
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There is more to most of the Caribbean Islands than beaches. This former slave operated sugar mill is well documented. The remaining buildings are nice and comfortably cool to wonder through. There are some commanding views from the summit.

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A volunteer at the visitors center suggested we drive out to see the ruins, and then hike the waters edge. Great idea. Very nice drive, with beautiful scenery. The guide at the ruins was very helpful filling us in with past info. After viewing that...More

Thank Valpgirl
Reviewed 17 February 2017

These ruins give a visitor a good idea of the workings of the sugar producing process. Signs help the visitors understand about this. There are also interesting plants around this site. And the bonus is a great view of the British Virgin Islands. There is...More

Thank kandn30068
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a very interesting historic site. There were volunteers there to answer questions. There was a woman baking bread, samples to try. The bread was very good. However, she was not very friendly. There was also a gardener who was amazing with info to...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I highly recommend making a visit to the Annaberg ruins if you're on St. John. It's easiest to get to if you have a vehicle. Taxis do go here, but not frequently, so you would want to make arrangements with a taxi driver to either...More

Thank Noelle C
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very Interesting historical site with a sad past. Beautiful views of the water and mountain. Does not take long, easy walk. Architecture is in good shape.

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Neat place. The windmill and ruins are kinda cool. Nice views from the ruins looking out over the ocean. If you are into history I am sure you will probably find it appealing. But it's a small place, and I think you've seen all there...More

Thank BluegrassBerglar
Reviewed 31 January 2017

After days of being on the water and rain on and off, we did our ruins drive and found this spot to be our favorite. Got there around 2:30 and parking was easy, many spots were in large parking lot on the right. We parked...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The ruins are beautiful and informative. The plaques to read really help you get a feel for St. JOhn's history. This is a beautiful place for a photo op of Leinster Bay.

Thank backtotheislands
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Chris L
19 February 2016|
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Response from frankolsendk |
Yes. Actually you can only do self guided tours. Park at the lot or in the side of the road and take the stairs up. Half an hour will do. Bring snorkelling gear and do Marys Creek which is in front of the parking lot, where... More
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Jennibenny
7 March 2015|
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Response from JeremiahB1 |
yes.. however.. just think of it like this.. for many people this place is like Auchswitz.. people were murdered, raped and worked to death in this place. If you wouldn't carve your name into the wall at a Nazi death camp... More
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