Windmills at Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation in Pares, Antigua - Encircle Photos

Windmills at Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation in Pares, Antigua

The prime tourist attraction in Saint Peter Parish is Betty’s Hope Sugar Plantation. The estate was founded in 1651. By the mid-18th century, the plantation consisted of over 700 acres worked by as many as 400 slaves. The operation was one of the best, most innovative and profitable in the Caribbean. The family-owned enterprise functioned until 1944. Afterwards, the estate became dilapidated. In 1990, the Betty’s Hope Trust began restorations. The first project was to make the windmill on the right operational. Among the ruins you can tour are the great house, cisterns, stables and slave quarters. There is also a small museum at the information center inside a former cotton storeroom.

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Betty’s Hope, Pares, Antigua & Barbuda

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