A sugar plantation from the 18th to the 19th centuries, the farm eventually became land for grazing cattle.
In 1733 one of the first significant slave rebellions in the New World took place on Saint John when African slaves took over the island for six months. During the slave revolt, the farm was the headquarters of the Amina warriors.
Today the sugar mill ruins are located in a protected area in the Virgin Islands National Park. The property was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 30, 1978.