Rose Hall Great House
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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Monday
09:15 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:15 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:15 - 20:00
Thursday
09:15 - 20:00
Friday
09:15 - 20:00
Saturday
09:15 - 20:00
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The greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annee, a beautiful but feisty English girl. Little did John know that his young wife possessed “black magic” powers that would eventually lead to his demise. During her reign as mistress of the plantation, Annee did away with two more husbands and countless lovers. “The White Witch of Rose Hall” has fascinated generations, and even today, there are those who claim to see Annee passing through the Great House. A candle-lit evening tour of the Rose Hall Great House is a must for visitors to Montego Bay. Your guided exploration of the former home of Jamaica’s White Witch, Annee Palmer, includes captivating and chilling stories of love, murder and mystery skillfully told by knowledgeable guides. You’re sure to feel goose bumps as these eerie tales come to life in this grand estate, where ghost sightings have been reported over the years. Tours also give historic insight into this grandest of Jamaican great houses, now beautifully restored with 18th-century decor and antiques. To conclude this fascinating adventure, you can visit the dungeon, now transformed into a tavern called Annee’s Pub. Many visitors find that the famous rum cocktail, known as “Witches Brew” helps banish the spirits of ghosts or black magic they sense still lingering in the mansion.
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Diana E
10 contributions
Oct 2022
The night tour was brilliant. Really brought to life the history of the house and a slice of Jamaican history. Highly recommended in you're in Montego Bay.
Written 24 November 2022
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carol1224
Rockmart, Georgia3 contributions
Nov 2022
An absolutely beautiful experience. Definitely recommend !!! The grounds are beautiful and the story of Annie Palmer will definitely keep you interested. The guides are fantastic.
Written 10 November 2022
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GlobeTrotting572360
London, UK4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
It’s too pricey for what it is. We were disappointed to be honest. We expected some historical information about slavery, where slaves stayed how they were treated etc etc. it’s really just a show around the rooms and stories about the lady of the house and her dead husbands.
Written 6 November 2022
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Trevon
Denver, CO23 contributions
Just me and my uncle went on this tour. Wish it was slightly longer as it was very interesting. I also wish ticket price was cheaper or it also included cinnamon hill.

Over all was a highlight of the trip. Our tour guide was great!
Written 3 November 2022
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WeWannaGoTooo
Miami, FL246 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Did know what to expect but there was a lot to see and very interesting. It was a very interesting story about the house.
You will enjoy. I would go again
Written 13 October 2022
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aasiyah K
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
my partner and I liked that our 6 yr old who loves scary things was creeped out, as well as many adults ! We enjoyed the family night and had a few jumps ourselves. Our tour guide was very patient and made sure to give us the kid appropriate level of scare /made sure it daughter was okay throughout the tour
Written 13 October 2022
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Samuel W
Newtownards, UK30 contributions
Me and my wife went to the after hours tour it takes about 45 minutes and it was 30 dollars each I must say it was brilliant and I would recommend it 100%.
Written 9 October 2022
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123stew
Sherwood Park, Canada24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great experience going on Bewitched Rose Hall Tour. Interesting to learn the history of the great house, Annie Palmer, and life in the times of Slavery. The interactive night time experience was awesome. Shout out to the actors and tour guide. Definitely a must if in Montego Bay.
Written 7 October 2022
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Jill S
Shelbyville, TN10 contributions
The history of the house is wrought with fear, murder, slavery, and rich with voodoo stories. Such a beautiful house and a must see in Jamaica. The gardens are ok, the sea visible and quite charming.
Written 22 September 2022
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sarahblackheath
London, UK31 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
By chance we went a night it was thundering . The lightening added the extra effects. Something nice to do in the evening
Written 24 August 2022
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