nice history how the slaves were freed here before they were in the US. Some statues and some benches. Public toilets on the fort side of the park.
Long before the Civil War in the United States, the Danish Governor in St. Thomas freed the slaves on the island in 1848. This park, which honors that historically meaningful event, is a shaded green oasis in a very busy part of the downtown. It is located , fittingly enough , in front of Fort Christian which was the protector... 更多
One block square, this historic little park doesn't take long to walk through and is a good place to start a walking tour of Charlotte Amalie. Take note of three bronze monuments: the bust of a freed slave blowing a conch shell (commemorating the freeing of Dutch West Indies slaves on July 3, 1848), Denmark's King Christian, and a scale... 更多
There is some interesting historical information and some places to sit but not much more here, just a quick look or resting area.
As we were staying nearby, we walked past and through this garden several times. A statue commemorates what the garden is named for, the freeing of the slaves imported to work the sugar cane industry. Unfortunately, each time we visited, we saw one or more homeless persons, whiling away the day.
Nicely kept public park with lots of seating; trash barrels available; lots of shade trees to get out of the sun: a little crazy with all of the taxi drivers honking and shouting for your attention as there were 4 cruise ships in town and the assumption is you must want a ride if your are sitting in the park... 更多
This park is easy to find by asking someone local or with a city street map. It is across the street from one of the Little Switzerland shops. The title has nothing to do with the slave issue in the then soon to be the United States but instead is the declaring that all unfree in the Danish West Indies... 更多
After a couple of hours walking around Amelia, we took a break at Emancipation Garden. Most benches are covered from the sun by large trees. We bought a couple of "Fraco" (sno-cones) from Rudy's Fraco sno-cones truck which is right beside the Garden, we stayed there for an hour just people watching.
Emancipation Garden is a small oasis on the east side of Charlotte Amalie, behind vendor plaza, flanked by Fort Christian, and the Grand Galleria. Sure, you'll see a few chickens, and maybe a homeless person or two, but it is one of the few places downtown where you can sit down and relax without someone trying to sell you something.... 更多