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“Sad history; beautiful view”

Annaberg Sugar Plantation
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St John Island and Trunk Bay Beach Tour
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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 July 19, 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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"slave quarters"
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"slave trade"
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"volunteer guides"
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"great history"
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"leinster bay"
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"nice place to visit"
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"waterlemon cay"
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Reviewed July 13, 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 July 4, 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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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The Annaberg ruins have been well maintained and provide a glimpse into the days when sugar was king on St. John. A nice feature was the cook house, where samples of Johnny Cake with jams and jellies, and a cooler of the local soft drink and ice water were available at no cost.

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Reviewed June 22, 2017

We hiked thru these ruins and then continued hiking to Waterlemon Cay. The ruins were very interesting with good signage.

Thank Steveh3Texas
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