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 a unique historic and architectural monument - it is one of the only two working sugar windmills in the world today. (Betty's Hope, in Antigua, was refurbished and restored some years ago and is also functional.) 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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  • It's always fascinating to see parts of the 'real Barbados' and this is certainly a great example of that. If you're hiring a car or have a tour booked then it's definitely worth stopping off to take ...  more »
  • Great, historic sight. Came here on a tour (RCR) and stopped to take a few photos. Very well preserved old sugar mill.  more »
  • This is the only remaining windmill in Barbados, which has now been preserved as a visitor attraction. It was used to crush the sugar cane and is still fully functional. We visited here on our way to ...  more »
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  • Wonderful and historic windmill. Unfortunately it is not in operation, but has the potential to be. Last of it's kind in the Caribbean.
  • 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.
  • A lovely piece of history of Barbados. Morgan Lewis windmill is one of the only 2 windmills in the Caribbean that are intact.
  • Historic sight, with some beautiful views.
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