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[photo] Reef Bay Great House
Courtesy of Virgin Islands National Park

The Reef Bay Great House Historic District represents the domestic aspects of the Great Estate which oversaw the sugar production found in the Reef Bay Sugar Factory Historic District. The Great House, originally associated with the Par Force Estate, is one of the most important architectural monuments in the park. The existing building dates from the early 19th century, but the stone foundation of an earlier wood building remains within its walls. The district also includes a servants house, stable, privy and well. Together, the two districts illustrate the early plantation economy of the Virgin Islands and the West Indies.

The Reef Bay Great House is located approximately 1,000 yards inland from the Reef Bay shoreline, and it is accessed by the Reef Bay-Lameshur Trail on St. John Island, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is open 8:00am to 4:30pm daily; closed Christmas Day. Park areas are open 24 hours a day year round. Call 340-776-6201 ext. 238 or visit the park's website for further information. Reef Bay Great House has also been documented by the Historic American Buildings Survey.



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