Betty's Hope, St. John's
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See an important Antiguan historical site at Betty's Hope, the ruins of the island's first large sugar plantation. Established in 1650 during the years of British colonial rule, the plantation used slave labor in the large-scale production of sugar for generations. The site now functions as an open-air museum focused on commemorating the many lives exploited here. Two restored windmills once used to extract juice from sugarcane dominate the grounds; elsewhere you'll find a cistern complex, along with the ruins of the old estate house, a boiling house, and a distillery. Come with a tour or visit on your own; consider reading up on the history in advance as the signage may not cover all the details. Put Betty's Hope into our St. John's vacation trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • What a interesting spot. Worth the trip there . we learned a lot about the history of the island and got some great photos 
  • This was part of a round the island tour organised by Pink Panther jeeps from the Resort. It was very interesting because it gave an insight into the way the plantation was run many years ago. 
  • Again Being nosy, we saw the sign , an drove up the road to Bettys, On the day we visited, it was free, And worth a drive by, to see the rebuilt wind mill, Quite impressive. The rest of the site looks...  more »