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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TripAdvisor
  • While this hadn't been on the top of our list of places to visit, it ended up being very interesting due to the information provided by our tour guide, Shelly Jay!  more »
  • Not much to see but worth a look. The old mill is quite interesting and displays how the mill would have worked back in the day. There is a small Museum on the site which gives a good insight to how r...  more »
  • Lots of history and the restored sugar cane windmill was well done. The other whilst substantial has not been lovingly restored. The rest of the sight was non existent just piles of stones , foundatio...  more »
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  • Excellent goats! Not much in the way of interpretive signs though.