Morgan Lewis Mill, Saint Andrew Parish

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Morgan Lewis Windmill, St. Andrew, Barbados is the last sugar windmill to operate in Barbados. The mill stopped operating in 1947. In 1962 the mill was given to the Barbados National Trust by its owner Egbert L. Bannister for preservation as a museum.The site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. Restoration began by the Barbados National Trust during the following summer. In 1997, financial support was provided by American Express for emergency repairs. The mill was dismantled for restoration, and reopened in 1999. With all its original working parts having been preserved intact, the sails were able to turn again after the project was completed, and cane was ground again after more than half a century.It is one of only two working sugar windmills in the world today. During the 'crop' season, February through July, its sails are put in place and it operates one Sunday in each month, grinding cane and providing cane juice. Around the interior of the mill wall is a museum of sugar mill and plantation artefacts, and an exhibition of old photographs. Visitors can climb to the top of the mill.
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  • Having viewed this windmill from the outside in past years visiting the island it was lovely change to be able to visit and enter the windMill and then have a lovely snack and drink and chat with Ralp...  more »
  • Having heard about this mill from my husband we visited after we had been to St Nicholas Abbey - it’s only just down the road. It was my favourite place to visit on our holiday. The tour was very info...  more »
  • Ralph and his wife welcome you with their coffee and treats and a nice place to sit and take in the view! Ralph gives a wonderful tour of the only working windmill sugar mill remaining in the Caribbea...  more »
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  • The windwill is near one of thw highest points on the island offering great views plus mill looks to be in good condition but the vanes were not turning.
  • Not much going on here but it's beautiful AND free! Great view
  • Nice but not much to see
  • Beautiful landscape.
  • The windmill is pretty and was free however there are very few days they actually run the mill and you can not get up close to it. But for something free and if you have a car enjoy the drive and go see it.
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