Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Annaberg Sugar Plantation

Annaberg Sugar Plantation, a breathtaking National Park
we visited at St. John, U.S.V.I.
Its offers a glimpse of rich agricultural history.
This historic trail takes you through restored ruins on the plantation grounds.
The kids had a lot of fun running around, and climbing the ruins.
They had a lesson of history while having fun.
This place is a photographers dream.

Amazing view from Annaberg Sugar Plantation.
You can see the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the British Virgin Islands,
 and you can see down into Leinster bay.

As of 1780, Annaberg was one of St. John's biggest sugar producer .
The ruins included a windmill, slaves quarters, factory, horse mill, boiling house,
and other structures associated with sugar production.
It has the largest and tallest windmill in the Virgin islands.
Besides producing sugar,
other products produced in Annaberg were molasses and rum.

Slaves were forced to work the plantation in 1717,
 until the slaves revolt in 1733 that later lead to the abolishment of slavery.

Today, the ruins is protected by the Virgin Islands national park,
 and is open Free to the public.
To learn more about this plantation ruins,
Turpentine Tree native to the West indies.

Sugar Mill


  • The ruins is an easy hike from the parking lot to the top of the hill.
  • If you take a taxi to the site, the taxi will drop you off at the entrance.
  • There is more to see than what I have posted, we were not able to finish our tour of the site because the kids were excited to snorkel the underwater trail of Trunk Bay.

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