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Well done presentation of Jamaican history

We learned today that some of what one of us was taught in Jamaican grammar school may not have... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
CyndyandByron
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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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Dubbed the birthplace of modern Jamaica, the Seville property was where Christopher Columbus first... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2016
DrMarc9491
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Franklin, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Learn about the history of civilization in Jamaica via an interactive and visually aesthetic Great House setting. Artefacts are well preserved and quite extensive from the colonial periods and are quite fascinatingly communicated via a tour guide associated with the JNHT. The reconstructed Great House...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was a fascinating stop on our trip. Eldon was our guide and he was so very informative. Eldon walked us through history and then allowed for any and all questions. The exhibits were amazing and well displayed to assist in the progression of the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank ITravelAr0und
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We included this destination in an all-day private excursion to Ocho Rios from Melia Braco Village in late January, and much to our surprise, it was one of the highlights of the day. Lucked out with no cruise ship tours there at the time, and...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We learned today that some of what one of us was taught in Jamaican grammar school may not have been so accurate. Our guide, Eldon, seemed pleased that we had a little knowledge before we arrived. He really enjoyed correcting our misconceptions and we appreciated...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Dubbed the birthplace of modern Jamaica, the Seville property was where Christopher Columbus first encountered the Taino Indians on May 5th 1494. Today the Heritage Park is a charming 300 acres property that allows you to step back in time to explore the very beginning...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I was recommended this place by the owner of one of the tour companies I contacted because I said I wanted something historical and off the beaten path. This was certainly that. We did end up renting a car and driver (cheaper than you would...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 22 December 2015

I almost hate to call it boring, as they did a very nice job and our tour guide was very knowledgeable...but we had just come from the Blue Hole where we jumped off of cliffs and then came here for an educational lesson. That being...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Erica R
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Interesting stories but a bit dull when we visited - no one there and apart from walking around a few rooms reading the walls not much to see or do...

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank kazbett
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The Seville Great House is another example of the many plantation homes which is now owned by the government, which would be unremarkable except for the rich insights it affords into Jamaican History. In the area of the Great House, a large Taino village existed...More

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank MIBum
Reviewed 30 January 2015

A Unesco World Heritage sight. Post 1655 British sugar plantation. Dubbed the birthplace of modern Jamaica, this property was where Christopher Columbus first encountered the Taino Indians in 1494. The Great House is now a museum which offers an informative tour of the period 650AD...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Jzjsolo
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