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Annaberg Sugar Plantation
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 August 2017

St John has a very rich and diverse past. At one time there were over one hundred sugar mills on the island. Where did they fit them all is a mystery to me, but there are ruins at every corner if you know where to look. Annaberg has quite a bit of ruins still standing, and you can catch a glance of how the life must have been when cane sugar was a bustling business. As a result, there are very few trees in St John that are older than one hundred years.

Thank denisgianna
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Be sure and take water and come prepared to conquer stairs in order to get to the site. The Ruins are beautiful and provide plenty of photo ops.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The ruins are really well kept by the NPS and the signs give you a peak back to how the plantation was used and what went on there when sugar was being produced. It was stiflingly hot the day we visited in July and it made it unimaginable to think about the poor slaves that had to tend to the boiling process that was used to make the sugar. The view overlooking the bay from the ruins is gorgeous and was one of my favorites on the island. It is a very short walk and worth a look especially if you are already at this part of the island.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

There are deer here who aren't very afraid of humans, and allow you to photograph them at fairly close range (eight feet, I think). The ruins are interesting, as well.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Went up to the ruins before making the 30 minute walk to Waterlemon Bay. Walking around the plantation was an eye opener to what used to take place and how sugar cane was processed.

Thank VeeVeeGee
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