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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  • Small Hill with 2 mills and a mini-museum... Nothing else... You work fantasy thinking about how it could be hundreds of years ago...
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  • Also this place was included in the tour of a day proposed by the tour operator who had in charge the STARFISH. OK it goes well to fill the day and for the price you paid, but do not tear your hair if you do not see. Here you just have to imagine, being in front of a model, how they worked. OK the mill, but otherwise a ruin in the open air.
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