Betty's Hope, St. John's

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#1 of 13 in Museums in Antigua and Barbuda
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. Make your St. John's itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Pretty, could see the fence and some things from afar, unfortunately was closed during our stay. Would love to see it if we go back.  more »
  • We hired Dawson Roberts (the best Taxi driver at Coco's resort) to drive us here and although the sign at the gate said that the museum was closed, Dawson, took us on to the site to have a look round....  more »
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