Wingfield Estate date back to 1625 and consists of the remains of an old working estate in St Kitts. Wingfield Estate has an enviable location on the island thanks to its setting in the foothills of St Kitts’ central mountain range. Wingfield Estate was originally owned by Sam Jefferson, the great-great-great-grandfather of Thomas Jefferson. It was the first working estate on the island for tobacco, sugar and rum. While touring Wingfield Estate, you’ll get the chance to learn about the methods used to cultivate the land hundreds of years ago, such as the sugar crushing process, which consisted of animal power, water wheels and a steam engine. Parts of these tools can still be seen on Wingfield Estate today. You’ll also be able to tour the remains of a 17th-century rum distillery on the estate and learn how sugar was converted into rum.
Wingfield Estate is located close to Old Road Town, near Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik. It is accessible by car or you can join a guided tour that stops at Wingfield Estate along with other St Kitts sites – many visitors to the island appreciate the latter as you’ll be given a historic tour of the grounds of Wingfield Estate.