The Savonet is one of the newest museums in Curacao at the site of the Savonet Plantation, one of the oldest plantations in Curacao. The plantation house was originally built in the 17th century and was once home to a large number of plantation slaves who after being emancipated stayed on to work at the plantation in exchange for land.
Today visitors can learn about the history of the area, including the Arawak Indians who inhabited the island over 4000 years ago. A number of permanent exhibitions allow visitors to get a peek into the rich history with topics including cooking on the plantation, spiritual life, crops, the life of the slaves and the Indian period. The museum also gives a guided tour which can be combined with a guided hike in Christoffelpark.
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