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Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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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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Leinster Bay Rd, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
+1 340-776-6201
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited the sugar mill as part of our day trip from our cruise ship. The driver was extremely beautiful and by the time we arrived at the mill we were ready for some walking time. Without a guide it would be difficult to say...More

Thank Dennis0002
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We actually went snorkeling at Waterlemon but took a quick walk around the ruins. So nice overlooks to the bay and the ruins were very interesting.

Thank Greg B
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...More

Thank Rdhatfield
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...More

Thank cttriplets
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...More

Thank denisgianna
Reviewed 8 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
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...More

1  Thank markhadaya
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.

Thank Adrienne_of_Oxford
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
Reviewed 24 June 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...More

1  Thank Caribbeanjunkies
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Chris L
19 February 2016|
Response from frankolsendk |
Yes. Actually you can only do self guided tours. Park at the lot or in the side of the road and take the stairs up. Half an hour will do. Bring snorkelling gear and do Marys Creek which is in front of the parking lot, where... More
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7 March 2015|
Response from JeremiahB1 |
yes.. however.. just think of it like this.. for many people this place is like Auchswitz.. people were murdered, raped and worked to death in this place. If you wouldn't carve your name into the wall at a Nazi death camp... More