Sunday Morning Well

Located on Main Street in Road Town is Sunday Morning Well, the spot where the 1834 Proclamation of Emancipation was first read aloud on the island. The proclamation gave freedom to slave workers on all of the British Virgin Islands.


A bronze plaque marks this honored spot, and reads as follows: "On August 1st, 1834, the Proclamation of Emancipation was read in the territory of the Virgin Islands proclaiming 5,133 Negro slaves free. This historic site, popularly known as the Sunday Morning Well is one of the sites where the order was read, abolishing the English plantation slavery system."

Staying Close

Road Town is a good option for those wishing to visit Sunday Morning Well, because guests staying in this part of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although the region doesn't see tremendous numbers of tourists, you will still have at least a handful of hotels to pick from.

Hotels near Sunday Morning Well
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Village Cay Resort & Marina Hotel -- --
Treasure Isle Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) NE
Maria Hotel by the Sea Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.1 km) SE
Mooring-Mariner Inn Hotel -- --
Fort Burt Hotel Hotel -- --
Prospect Reef Resort Resort 1.2 mi. (1.4 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

Active guests will enjoy visiting Lormer Bay, the most convenient beach to access from this historical site.


Operating Hours

There are no specific operating hours for Sunday Morning Well, but it best to visit between sun up and sun down.


There is no charge to visit Sunday Morning Well.

Contact Information

Location: Main Street, Road Town, Tortola


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