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Address: Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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+1 340-776-6201
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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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great tast of history

I would definitely visit Annaberg if you are looking for island history. You get a sense of what went on here and it's sad to think of how the slaves would try to escape by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would definitely visit Annaberg if you are looking for island history. You get a sense of what went on here and it's sad to think of how the slaves would try to escape by swimming to the British VI. I did feel a sense of how hard it must have been for the slaves working those hills. Definitely something... More 

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Thank Debby Y
East Coast, US
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds and the ruins are quite beautiful, especially the tower. We went inside it and could see impressions of coral and shells in the stones. There's a gorgeous view of the water from the tower too. And yet, looking at the circular rut in the ground of the tower, and remembering/imagining all the people who were enslaved here to... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 cane and coconut. Great views of the island from the top, and the volunteers that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

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Thank Stefan L
Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 we set off to hike near the waters edge. Nice path, but rocky. Glad I... More 

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Thank Valpgirl
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a map to explain which islands are which.

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Independence, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 share of local plants. Gave us sugar cane and coconut samples.

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Thank Julie R
Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 wait or come back at a certain time. It is a short uphill walk to... More 

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Thank Noelle C
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Shannon N
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is to see within about 10-15 minutes. And the grouchy woman making the local bread... More 

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