Greenwood Great House
Greenwood Great House
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksHistory Museums
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Georgie P
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an excellent tour with Jackie. The house is full of interesting furniture and musical instruments. A real insight into life on an English owned estate of that time.
Written 13 February 2024
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njcavalier
Chatham, NJ393 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
On a visit to Falmouth, Jamaica, we visited Greenwood Great House. And it was fabulous. The mansion is the ancestral home of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And though she herself was never there, the home is filled with furniture and artifacts of the Barrett family. The tour guide at the mansion was informative and entertaining and led our group through each room, providing fascinating details of the family’s history in Jamaica as well as of the house itself. And the sweeping views of the Caribbean, especially from the verandah, are unparalleled! Capped off by a complimentary drink (rum punch or lemonade) in the attached bar — in what used to be the home’s kitchen — the tour was a delight. The house is a must-see on any visit to Falmouth or Montego Bay.
Written 7 January 2024
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Malcolm S
Farmington, NM44 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This tour a property is definitely off of the beaten path but the trip makes the tour extra special. We learned a lot about the house & what is in it. The road getting up to the property is sketchy but is well worth it (don't be frightened off by the drive). The tour guide was fantastic. The property is beautiful & definitely well maintained. Take this tour if you have a chance.
Written 11 December 2023
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David D
Dixon, MO259 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We toured the Greenwood Great House while on vacation. Every vacation my wife says I need to learn something, so this was my something LOL. The tour guide was great and of course very knowledgeable. There are so many antique musical instruments, amazing furniture, and the surprising part to me is how open it all is.

When we were there, we actually did a tour with a school group from Nigral, a wonderful group of kids and they really made it fun. That was our bonus :)

This is worth the visit and you will some some amazing views from the house!
Written 28 October 2023
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Dante W
Wolcott, CT3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
My visit to the Greenwood Great House in Jamaica was a truly remarkable experience. The house's rich historic history was brought to life by our amazing guide, making it an unforgettable journey through time.

The Greenwood Great House is steeped in history, and our guide's excellent narration skillfully unfolded its past. Their knowledge and storytelling ability made every room and artifact come alive with stories of the past. From the antique furniture to the impressive architecture, I felt like I had stepped back in time.

I highly recommend visiting the Greenwood Great House to anyone interested in history and culture. It's a place where the past comes alive through excellent narration, and you leave with a deeper appreciation of Jamaica's heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to explore this treasure; it's an experience you won't forget.
Written 10 September 2023
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Southernbeachbelle
Watkinsville, GA51 contributions
What an amazing home! So much rich history in one unassuming place. Everywhere we turned there was stories to be told about the history of this or that. You could get up close and even hear many of the musical instruments play and the time clock work. It was just amazing. Such a unique property that obviously is loved by its owners. I thought it was so neat that they actually live in the house, in the original owners room and bed. The couple who owns the home offered some lemonade and rum punch in the bar out back. The pool area is beautiful and you could see how special this home is. Beautiful gardens and interiors and the most spectacular view!! So glad we booked this excursion on our Disney Cruise!!
Written 26 May 2023
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK787 contributions
Nov 2022
A large but plain house compared to some of the same era and history.
House is still lived in apparently although difficult to see how it is maintained as a museum and a home. Lots of complete and well furnished rooms. The novel is the musical instruments demonstrated by the guide.
The house was open specially for our group which was then split into two. That said the groups were still too big and not everyone could get into the rooms being talked about nor see items being talked about or pointed to which was a real shame.
A lame rum punch was served in the bar area which contained several artefacts referring to the slave era.
Not much of a garden to walk around either, or at least that we were directed to.
We were warned incessantly for our safety and therefore and unfortunately this was our only taste of Jamaica and only ever likely to be.
Written 7 January 2023
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Rick T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN157 contributions
Jan 2023
The house is well furnished and well maintained. The guide was knowledgeable. The grounds were minimal, but the house was interesting enough by itself to justify the $20 ticket. Biggest drawback is the road up to the house: narrow, winding and torturous.
Written 7 January 2023
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Christine C
1 contribution
Jul 2022
It was a wonderful trip back in time and all the artifact are kept in pristine condition. Our guide Thora was excellent her knowledge told a detailed story that one could get lost in. I would highly recommend her, over all it was a great experience especially if you love history.
Written 20 December 2022
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Arryn
Smithton, IL1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
Steeped in Jamaican Great House history this hidden gem is perched above the once upon a time sugar cane fields and commands a 180 degree view of the coast. As you gaze out upon the hillside below from the 70 foot long veranda you can well imagine the Barrett masters surveying their slave powered estate that stretched for 12 miles along the coast. “The master always sees” rings true and images come unbidden of power, wealth and the extreme poverty inflicted upon thousands of slaves.
This estate is now privately owned by a lovely older couple who’ve had it for 46 years now. Beneath its storied roof and behind walls that could tell stories you’ll find a gorgeous wood inlaid Edwardian Piano, a penny organ, a man trap, wind organ, music box that plays big discs, antique maps, floors of quarried Jamaican marble and so much more. Our entry fee was $20 and was money well spent. Don’t let the deteriorating roads and exterior of the home dissuade you. This estate has been kept up by one couple for 46 years and they’ve done a great job.
Written 16 October 2022
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We are happy you enjoyed your tour.
Written 17 October 2022
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Greenwood Great House admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost €18.46, while a popular guided tour starts around €24.93 per person.