Catherineberg Ruins, St. John

Catherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins is an historic site located in the Virgin Islands National Park, east of Cruz Bay on Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The ruins are an example of an 18th-century sugar and rum factory.To reach Catherineberg, turn north on John Head Road from Centerline Road. There is room for several cars to park right next to the windmill.The "most impressive" ruin is that of an unusual windmill tower. Another ruin is a horse mill.HistoryA sugar plantation from the 18th to the 19th centuries, the farm eventually became land for grazing cattle.In 1733 one of the first significant slave rebellions in the New World took place on Saint John when African slaves took over the island for six months. During the slave revolt, the farm was the headquarters of the Amina warriors.Today the sugar mill ruins are located in a protected area in the Virgin Islands National Park. It is one of 17 properties in the park that were listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places by 1981. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1978.ArchitectureCatherineberg Sugar Mill Ruins are an example of an 18th-century sugar and rum factory.
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  • July 11, 2017
    What a cool place to visit. These are the most intact ruins we saw during our trip. Definitely worth the trip to take a look.  more »
  • May 14, 2017
    A visit to the past of the island, beautiful ruins that can travel freely. Beautiful place to take pictures and learn and touching story.
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  • April 29, 2017
    This location is just off of Centerline road at the Virgin Islands National Park sign. There are no signs for the site itself. Its just a few hundred feet up a gravel and concrete road with parking up...  more »

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