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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of six visited the Annaberg ruins on Tuesday. It sure was a beautiful view from the overlook and the stone ruins made a nice backdrop for a few photos.
There were placards around to give a brief description of the ruins. However, it would have been so much better if there had been a historian on site.
If you are really interested, I would suggest going as part of a tour and not on your own.

Thank T349XRandreab
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We took a taxi tour around St. John and we stopped to see the sugarcane ruins. Since it is part of the National Park system, it has been well maintained for visitors to see. There is no cost to visit.

Thank 639ChristineR
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

For us history buffs this is a cool place to check out. It was nice to see the historical aspect of this island, and be able to see that there is more to this island than beautiful beaches. Recommend going on a cooler day though. Also, have your taxi wait otherwise you will probably be waiting for another taxi for over an hour, and the tour only takes about 15-20 mins if you're taking your time.

Thank michaelat138
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Such history, and going back in time. Work a visit. the view to Tortola is great. I never miss this.

Thank floridalin
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I visited the ruins of the plantation on a Sunday afternoon with my family. At the time, no one was there but the tour was outlined on the information stands. It is a somber place when I thought of all the hard days that the slaves had to work under the oppressive sun. Down the pathway from the plantation there is a beach that the local's refer to as "Suicide Point." This is a small beach where a group of slaves in rebellion gathered together to swim to nearby Tortola, but where cornered and made the decision to killed themselves as opposed to going back to captivity. Annenberg is is decent shape and has great views of the ocean and nearby islands. We went by ourselves, but I'd recommend a local tourgide if you are a history buff.

Thank kamutakabbir
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

This is a unique place to visit on St John. There are ruins located all over the island but this site provide the ability to get up close and personal. There are wayside exhibits to give you information on how the area was used in the past and tells about the sugar plantation history on the island. Be sure to follow signs and stay out of structures and areas posted closed for your safety. I plan on taking my twelve year old neice on my next visit to the island.

1  Thank amosdog11
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Awesome ruins of an 18th century sugar plantation, and presumably the most accessible ones on the island. There's a nice parking lot at the bottom of the hill, and a wooden stairway leading up to the ruins. I've seen others say it's unsafe, but that wasn't our experience at all. There are signs around the ruins that explain the history of the spot, what the buildings were used for, etc. The only unsafe area we saw was on the back side of the ruins, there was a section that crumbled to pieces, covering one of the trails. There were signs that warned visitors that it was unsafe to enter that area (and also signs warning not to enter any of the buildings, but you can see plenty from outside of them).

The ruins are perched up on a hill overlooking the ocean and other nearby islands. It's a beautiful spot, and a must-see when visiting St. John!

Thank spoobon
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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

The Sugar Plantation and surrounding area sustained terrible damage from the CAT 5 Hurricanes that hit the island in 2017. There are many warning signs for falling debris, as the stone structures are collapsing from the high winds they were subjected to. Additionally, I don't recommend bringing children to this site, to many risks. There isn't much to see at the moment, I'm hoping they are able to eventually restore this historical site to it's pre hurricane condition. Very sad to see, it doesn't resemble what we were able to experience 2 years ago.

Thank Maniac42
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Having visited St Thomas many many many times, we decided whilst on St Thomas to take a boat ride across to St John. Only 30 minutes from St Thomas on the ferry, St John is the smallest US Virgin Island. Children have to take the ferry every day to school on St Thomas as St John cannot school secondary school children.

Oh what a treat and what a shame in equal measures. We totally adored the island, so mountainous and so incredibly pretty but we were so sorry the islanders had faced such trauma in the 2 hurricanes it took direct hits from in 2017. I would still advise all visitors to go there and see how hard the islanders are working to put their home back together again.

The sugar mill deserves a visit but I would suggest that you need to have very good mobility to take this tour and because it consists of ruins, do really do need a guide.

1  Thank joy l
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

It is still here. The cook shack does not have a roof.
The picnic tables are gone. The flew over the edge of the cliff.
The place is all cleaned up. Come and visit.

Thank E828NAdaniels
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