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Address: 435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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+1 876-953-1077
09:00 - 18:00
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Built during an era of elegance and brutality, Greenwood has retained the...

Built during an era of elegance and brutality, Greenwood has retained the atmosphere of the 19th century and continues to capture the imagination of its visitors. The house was built by the Barretts of Wimpole Street London in 1800. Unique among local plantation houses, Greenwood survived unscathed during the slave rebellion of Christmas 1831. It still has most of its original furniture including the largest and rarest collection of musical instruments and books in the island.

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Our tour guide was so thorough with information and history of this beautiful plantation. Loved our visit here

Reviewed 6 days ago
Salem, New Jersey

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Salem, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our tour guide was so thorough with information and history of this beautiful plantation. Loved our visit here

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We toured this historic house and it was amazing. The details are fun to hear, but mostly it feels off the beaten path and completely special. The house is privately owned and the historic pieces a little all over the place, but I have never been in a museum where all the secret drawers, all the barrel organs and music... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was brought here by Your Jamaican Tour Guide and loved every minute we were there. The young lady on the tour was knowledgeable with historical facts about this beautiful hillside estate. This is a must see stop, look forward to going again on my next trip!

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I went there after leaving Cuba. The place is interesting but is not easily accessible because it is on top of a mountain. If you go there by taxi, please make sure to ask the driver to wait for you. Don't forget to look at the ocean from the top. It is beautiful.

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Northern Michigan
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This house is well preserved with wonderful artifacts that bring the house to life. The docents are knowledgeable about the hous and its owners, the current owners occupy the house. The view from the front porch is stupendous, basically a 180 degree view of the ocean. You can actually see the curve of the earth.

Thank Latty
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was an interesting house with very friendly people, including the owner and a very knowledgeable guide. We were treated to rum punch and a thorough tour of the house. We were, though, keen to find out what it was like to live there (for everyone) when this was a plantation at its most prosperous and didn't really discover that.... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were the only two people there so the tour was leisurely, informative and truly original. The house contains several priceless pieces and working musical instruments which we had never seen before. The balcony provides a magnificent panoramic view and tranquility.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

We visited this house as part of an excellent tour from our cruise ship. As the road to the house was very steep we were pleased we weren't driving but were on a bus! I was particularly interested because the house had been owned by the the family of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning who is a favourite English poet of mine! Elizabeth... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

If you are in Montego Bay and looking to learn a little history of the great plantation houses in Jamaica, this is the better choice than Rose Hall Great House. It sits at the top of a hill, up a poorly maintained road (typical of Jamaica) and contains many artifacts which were original to the house. The tour is fairly... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped by Rose Hall Great House, which was en route, and saw busloads of tourists there. When we arrived at Greenwood, we were the only visitors and had a personal tour from the owner, who has lived there since 1976. His knowledge about the old house and its many antiques made this a fascinating tour. The house itself is... More 

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