The ruins of one of the island's first sugar plantations, founded in 1650, reveal what an impressive pile once stood here. From 1674 to 1944, this estate was a sugarcane workhorse owned and run by the Codrington family. For much of that time, plantation wealth was built on the backs of African slaves, who achieved emancipation on Antigua in 1834. You can tour what is now an open-air museum; a restoration effort is ongoing to preserve what remains of the exposed ruins, including stone windmills, a still house, and a cistern complex. The plantation work and slave life are detailed further in the small museum on-site.
Pares Village, St. Philip
Our Rating Neighborhood St. Philip Hours Daily 10am–4pm Phone 269/462-1469 Prices Admission $2 Web site Betty's Hope
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