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Address: Pares Village, St. John's, Antigua
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+1 269-462-1469
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Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the...

Sugar plantation established in 1674 and preserved as a monument to the slaves whose labor it exploited.

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Interesting History

This is the site of a sugar mill, one of many across this swathe of the Caribbean. One of the windmills has been restored, and there is an accompanying building with history of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Derby
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the site of a sugar mill, one of many across this swathe of the Caribbean. One of the windmills has been restored, and there is an accompanying building with history of the island, the sugar trade, how the plantations worked, and the slave trade. It's good and thought provoking but would benefit from more money spending on it... More 

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Silkstone Common
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We cycled here from St John's. Wonderful view from here. One windmill is reconstructed and the small visitor centre is quite nice. It's only 5$EC to go in. We were expecting somewhere to but a drink (and use the toilets) but there's nothing there, so if you're not on a tour make sure you have refreshments with you. There are... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On the grounds of an old sugar plantation, this unadorned museum provides the visitor with the unadorned history of Antigua, including the tragedy of slavery under British rule. There are a number of panels that reveal the human cost to support the economics of an Empire and once you start you cannot stop reading. The old sugar mill with the... More 

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Thank brucefsinger
Calgary, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Betty's Hope could be disappointing if you make a special trip just to see it alone. Combine it with other stops and it's great. The museum has some neat artifacts and great history. You'll likely not spend more than an hour here.

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Thank NickyEric
Dorset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Betty's Hope twice the first time on a rushed tour so we took a taxi back to spend more time there, if you wander just a bit further away from the windmills there is much more to see. Mostly the rest is ruins but you can picture how it was I even found the water cisterns that... More 

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Thank Ann-Marie N
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in the history of Antigua Betty's Hope should be on your to do list. A great centre with lots of information.

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Thank bobwarren
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was ok but nothing to write home about. Was a bit dissapointed I must say. This is a former sugar plantation. Former being the operative word. Only a windmill remains now and open land.

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Thank Esther M
Kingston, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can read endlessly of the evil of slavery, but until you stand under the sun and feel of the dry, hot breeze blowing through this restored sugar plantation, you really cannot come to image the reality of what it was like to spend your life in slavery. This may sound a bit depressing, but travel should connect you with... More 

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Thank mcd0wall
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was nice to see and have explained by the guide. The restoration so far looks good and a must see when on the island.

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Thank Casey C
Buffalo, New York
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87 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old sugar mill with a few bits of information thrown around. Doesn't seem like a lot of effort to keep its history alive.

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