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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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Steveh3Texas
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Park at Leinster Bay and you don't have much of a Hike. Pit toilet and a few stairs but worth the views. You can see several islands. We even saw a gentle deer there.

Thank Texas154
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I loved visiting the plantation ruins! It was right off of the road with parking plus they had ramps for the handicapped! I loved how I felt like I was in a jungle while exploring the trails! These ruins are a must do and can...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Actually the island is peppered with old buildings which date back to the Dutch Ownership of the island. Many seem unacceptable as the only means of transportation 100 years ago would have likely been by mule. Annaberg is a jewel for those of us which...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Annaberg is a self guided walking tour that brings you up from the shore parking lot to the hill it resides on via a staircase through the woods. If you take a taxi you can be dropped off right at the base of the ruins....More

Thank Smilodon65
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Great preserved historic site that can be accessed if you have time or you can take a tour with Chico as taxi driver ...he knows a lot of history of the island and very informative. If you have a car this is very easy to...More

Thank rakams
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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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