Thursday, February 17, 2011

There’s more to St. John then our world famous beaches. The Virgin Islands National Park Service has a self-guided tour through Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins, where you can learn a little about the history and culture of the island. The plantation thrived for 150 years in the 18th – 19th century. The Annaberg Ruins once produced sugar, molasses, and rum.

The ruins are still in great condition and fun to explore. At the Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins you will see a spectacular view of across the narrows, the sugar factory, the windmill, a horsemill, a dungeon, a rum still, a cistern, and more. 
Hope that you enjoy your walk.

The park offers Annaberg Cultural Demonstrations that include basket weaving, baking, folk life and agricultural techniques. For details please contact the Virgin Islands National Park at 340 776 8811.

There is also a lot of great history to read online at See St. John and at the National Parks website.


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