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“Nice place to visit on St. John”

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 18 August 2017

If you have a jeep and have the time then this a great place to visit. Not a lot there but if your a history buff like me you will enjoy walking through the ruins that are there. It's a hike from the parking lot to the actual plantation so if you have someone that struggles with walking this probably isn't for them. The view of the water is beautiful and there are plaques to tell you what each place was used for. Total time to see it all is probably 30 minutes at most.

Thank Rdhatfield
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

First, I'm not a parent who gets alarmed easily, nor am I a parent who says that but doesn't mean it. My family was completely swarmed by bees right at the beginning of the sugar mill site. It was terrifying. Totally unprovoked as we were walking across the culdesac-like area after the wooden stairs. My daughter took at least five stings. Dozens of bees all over all of my kids. We worry that a family with a child with severe allergies could have a life-threatening problem up there.
Please be careful.

Thank cttriplets
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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.

Thank Plo26
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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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