Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill The MORGAN LEWIS SUGAR WINDMILL in Barbados is the largest and lone intact wind-driven sugar mill in the Caribbean, and is now among the World Monuments Fund list of 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World.

After a massive restoration effort on the part of the Barbados National Trust, the Morgan Lewis Mill is still a typical example of the island's two century tradition of wind-powered cane grinding. Used for grinding cane throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, This Dutch-influence mill is perhaps the only one where you can still see the fully intact wheel house and sails.

Typical of the wind-driven mills of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, it helped produce the sugar for which Barbados used to be famous throughout the world. Housed inside the mill is a dynamic exhibit/display of old photographs documenting the sugar glory days.

Although the old plantation house has seen better days it is still worth a visit! The rubble walls are comprised of boulders held together with a mixture of egg-white and coral dust (there was no cement when this plantation house was built!).

The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill is located on a scenic mount in the beautiful
north east of the island, commanding panoramic views down to the stunning east coast. Located near the Wildlife Reserve and Bathsheba, it is also a welcome refreshment stop, selling ice creams and cool drinks. 

Persons can visit the property Monday - Sunday

Open for Demonstrations Monday to Friday:
9am - 5pm 
(Entrance only allowed with grinding session during crop season)
Admission: $10.00 

Cane grinding demonstrations December to April. Get to taste the delicious cane juice produced. 


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Weekly Events

Monday Tour the only working sugar windmill in the Caribbean while enjoying the magnificent view
Tuesday Tour the only working sugar windmill in the Caribbean while enjoying the magnificent view
Wednesday Tour the only working sugar windmill in the Caribbean while enjoying the magnificent view
Thursday Tour the only working sugar windmill in the Caribbean while enjoying the magnificent view
Friday Tour the only working sugar windmill in the Caribbean while enjoying the magnificent view


Contact Info
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Morgan Lewis
St Andrew
Tel: (246) 422 7429 OR 426 2421 (Barbados National Trust)

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