Betty's Hope, St. John's

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History Museum Museum
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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  • It is worth but it isn't exploited tourist... is to remind the history without elements of explanation...
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  • Not much to see but if you like history then you will make this visit. It's all about reading up on how the plantation was back in those days.  more »
  • Very interesting, didn't have enough time!! Betty's Hope tells the story of sugarcane and slavery on .antigua. There are 80+ windmills dotted around Antigua, most in ruins, highlighting how prevalent ...  more »
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  • Excellent goats! Not much in the way of interpretive signs though.

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