1 | Windberg Ruins
This plantation is one location where slaves refused to work. In 1831, slaves disobeyed the overseer and sent the plantation into disorder.
This historical site is situated 1.8 miles (2.9 km) west-northwest of Coral Bay, and is on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.
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2 | Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins
The Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins comprise what remains of the Annaberg Plantation located in the ton of Fresriksdal. Almost completely overrun by vegetation at this point, there are a few standing structures that give an idea about what life was like during the grand plantation era.
This historical site is on St. John, only 0.4 miles (0.6 km) from Windberg Ruins.
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3 | Fredriksdal Ruins
Once the home to the magistrate of St. John, the property was sold to Frederick Von Moth in 1730s. Now, it honors him in name, a man who would later become a Governor of St. Croix.
Travel less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Fredriksdal Plantation Ruins to find this historical site, which is situated on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.
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4 | Annaberg Plantation
One of the main plantations to support the sugar industry on St. Croix during the 18th and 19th centuries, Annaberg Plantation was owned by the first Danish governor of St. Croix, Frederick Moth. Now, the property is in ruins and is a popular tourist attractions amongst those who wonder about the history of the plantation in the U.S.
This historical site can be found a short distance away east-northeast of Fredriksdal Ruins.
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As a port town and the main city on the island of St. John, if anything exciting is happening on the island it is probably going down in Cruz Bay. Here, you'll have access to many of the most important attractions, from museums to nature parks, and there are even a few gambling arcades to check out if you're feeling lucky. You will discover several beaches to consider visiting in and around the area.… more…
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1 | Denis Bay Ruins
With a rich history, the Denis Bay Ruins have been many different things throughout its time on St. John. Built in the early 1700's as a sugar plantation, the property produced and sold sugar and rum using slave labor.
Head 1.9 miles (3.1 km) northeast from the center of downtown Cruz Bay to reach this historical site, which is located on the same premises as Virgin Islands National Park.
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1 | Catherineberg Ruins
One of the first settled properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands was the Catherineberg Farm, and the property served as a sugar plantation throughout much of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Go two and a half miles (four kilometers) east-northeast from the center of downtown Cruz Bay to get to this historical site, which is located on John's Head Road.
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1 | Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins
Cinnamon Bay Plantation was one of the earliest plantations established on St. John. In 1733, Daniel Jenson, the owner of Cinnamon Bay, played a role in the slave rebellions that was so strong that it took force from both the French and the English to put it down.
Visitors will be able to find this historical site on St. John, three miles (five kilometers) east-northeast of the center of downtown Cruz Bay.
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2 | America Hill Ruins
As one of the younger ruins on the island, the America Hill Estate House was likely not built until after the year 1900. It served as a guest house to many visitors and according to local legend, a hideout for rum runners during prohibition.
Found at Virgin Islands National Park, this historical site is located only 0.3 miles (0.5 km) from Cinnamon Bay Plantation Ruins.
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1 | Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park is a huge endeavor, encompassing more than 7,000 acres on the island of St. John. The diverse landscape of the park lends itself to everything from trail hiking to swimming, and even camping.
This nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve can be found 2.0 miles (3.3 km) to the west of the center of Coral Bay, and is at 1300 Cruz Bay Creek.
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Although it is home to a number of restaurants and dive bars, there isn't much else to speak of directly within the limited area of Coral Bay. In fact, it is rare for tourists to venture out this way, though for its natural, scenic beauty and seclusion it is worth the trip. There are several beaches to enjoy, though they are all located nearby. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for people who enjoy the… more…
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1 | Rebellion Gut
This historical site is on Off Sieban Road, and is approximately two miles (approximately three kilometers) to the east of the center of downtown Cruz Bay.
1 | Petroglyphs
Believed to be between six hundred and seven hundred years old, these etching were carved into the rock wall probably by the Taino Indians who inhabited the island before the European Conquests. Today they are just one set of etchings that have been found several other Taino Islands; including Cuba, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico.
This historical site is located 3.3 miles (5.2 km) from the center of downtown Cruz Bay, and is on the same premises as Virgin Islands National Park.
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2 | Petroglyph Pool Waterfall
Deep in the Virgin Islands National Park among tall trees, crumpling ruins, and centuries-old carvings you will be able to spot the Petroglyph Pool Waterfall. This tall fall cascades down to fill a pool that is famous for something more than the waterfall alone.
This waterfall is located on the premises of Virgin Islands National Park.
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3 | Sugar Factory Ruins
This old sugar factory will built in 1725 and then continued to produce sugar for just under two hundred years, closing down in 1908. Despite being closed for over a century and being reclaimed by the forest, the ruins still stand mostly in tact; much more than the average eighteenth century abandoned buildings.
This historical site is situated on the same premises as Virgin Islands National Park.
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4 | Par Force Estate Ruins
This colonial estate was in use since at least 1721 when it was split up into four smaller estates; though the entire property was united after just over forty years. It would continue to be fully operation until around 1850 when it was abandoned.
Find this historical site at Virgin Islands National Park.
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1 | Yawzi Point Trail
Travelers will be able to find this hiking trail two miles (three kilometers) to the south-southwest of the center of Coral Bay.
1 | Ram's Head Trail
Make your way south for three miles (four and a half kilometers) from the center of Coral Bay to get to this hiking trail.
This map indicates the location of 30 attractions on St. John.
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