Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 724

Emancipation Garden, St. Thomas Featuring occasional band concerts and benches, a gazebo and lots of shade, the Emancipation Garden on St. Thomas is where, on the July 3, 1848 the proclamation was read, freeing all slaves on the island. A bust of King Christian V resides in this commorative garden plus a replica of the Philadelphia Liberty Bell which you’ll find in its own corner of the garden among the trees and benches. During April the island’s carnival month, the gardens are transformed into a carnival village. Located in Charlotte Amalie near to the waterfront, this park is easily spotted so sit and rest here for a while. www.visitusvi.com Photo Credit: Luis Alveart