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Address: 435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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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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Good place as a short trip

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Chong Ho Y

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Chong Ho Y
Northern Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Latty
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank 40carolen
Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Greenwood great house is one of oldest great house in jamaica that haven't been burnt down..because they had some of the best bukki masters in those days.. The bukki masters was kind and caring to the slaves that's is why the slaves didn't burned down the Greenwood great house..very historical and informative place ..greenwood at the border of trelawny and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you want a break from the beach or pool and have one hour to spare for a trip back in time, Greenwood Great House is highly recommended. A very knowledgeable guide gives a thorough tour of the interior of the house. An incredible collection of artifacts, art, furnishings, and musical instruments -- many of which are in working condition.... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A great way to get an idea how life was back in the days at least for the rich people. But also gives you a glimpse into the life of the servants. Loved the musical instruments and the view. Our guide was a bit hectic.. we would have loved to ask many more questions.

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