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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  • this please bring history alive. Do visit, it is going back in time and so interesting. It has been so sensitively restored and you can find so much about the history of the people on the island. Not ...  more »
  • Dont bother with this one , very little to see , a bit of history and thats it , a fee is charged to get in then another to view something else which we did not do . 
  • It was close when it was open - it takes 2 minutes to look around - such a shame as a lot more could be done. The access road is appalling!