Buddhoe Park

Next to Fort Frederik
Frederiksted VI
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Neighborhood: Frederiksted Town

On July 3, 1848, Moses "General Buddhoe" Gottleib rallied more than 6,000 armed slaves at this park to demand freedom. As a result, Governor Peter von Scholten proclaimed the emancipation of the slaves on this day. Located next to Fort Frederik Museum in Frederiksted, the park contains a bronze bust of the renowned slave rebellion leader.

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