Greenwood Great House

Greenwood Great House, Montego Bay: Hours, Address, Greenwood Great House Reviews: 4.5/5

Greenwood Great House
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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.
Suggested duration
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JOYE C
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Jan. 2022 • Couples
The site is somewhat challenging to get to as the road is poor. Ring the bell at the gate for service. The house gardens are enchanting. We enjoyed learning the history of the site and appreciated the unique furnishings. If you like musical technology, you will be able to see and hear several old pieces here including a wind harp and very early player pianos and record players. At the end, we enjoyed a refreshing drink from the bar. The views were amazing!
Written 5 January 2022
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John Smith
5 contributions
Feb. 2020
A devoted and highly informed guide takes you through both a well-preserved masterpiece of colonial architecture and a slice of Jamaican history. Wonderful view of Falmouth and the sea beyond.
Written 11 February 2020
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CyndyandByron
Bridgeton, NJ910 contributions
Feb. 2020
Jamaica's huge sugar plantations of the past were owned by wealthy families who lived in "Great Houses" and served by slaves until slavery was abolished in 1838. Many of the slaves remained as employees, but emancipation began the decline of this lifestyle. This Great House was founded by the wealthy Barrett family. They spared no expense in establishing a home with all of the comforts including exquisite art, a variety of musical instruments, fine furnishings, and a view of Montego Bay without rival. We were given a wonderful tour by Jenny who has celebrated her 42nd year sharing the history of this family and their home. We asked her more than once if there were "duppies", the Jamaican name for ghosts, and she assured us everything we saw and felt was real!
Written 10 February 2020
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GarethD176
Calgary, Canada16 contributions
Feb. 2020
Very interesting tour of a historic house. Many antiques, some dating back to the 1700's. This great house was unique in that it was spared from damage during the countrywide slave revolts of the mid-1800's. It did not have the feel of a "tourist destination"; it felt quite authentic. We visited on a day when there were no cruise ships in Montego Bay, so we had the entire estate to ourselves. The tour guide was knowlegeable and gave a good tour. Super views of the coastline below.
Written 6 February 2020
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tammyhowlett
Belleville, Canada59 contributions
Jan. 2020
this was a very cool and interesting place to visit.really enjoyed seeing all of the musical instruments. the architecture is amazing. was neat to learn about all of the history and culture of the Jamaica of the past.even though it was raining and cold the day of our visit wednesday jan 22 we had a great time and took lots of pictures. would definitely recommend a visit to this great house for anyone interested in learning about the rich history of the island and its people. thanks again for your hospitality. tammy stephanie and darlene.
Written 30 January 2020
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Paminthegower
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
Dec. 2019
Husband, daughter (young adult) and I love history and architecture and the tour of Greenwood Great House was a fascinating glimpse of colonial Jamaica. Thora is a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable and gracious. Beautiful rooms and historical items but also items and stories from the darker side of the slave era. The road up to the house sets the scene and the view is magnificent. A must see!
Written 20 January 2020
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Miguel
Jamaica6 contributions
Jan. 2020
Very knowledgable local guide. Beautiful antiques! The guide related much of the history about the home. Well worth the time.
Written 20 January 2020
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Gemma S
3 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
We really enjoyed our trip to Greenwood great house we had an in depth tour of the property that gave us an insight into the history of the house. There are lots of well preserved antique furniture pieces in this house which was lovely to see. A good alternative to the more touristy Rose Wood!
Written 6 January 2020
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Dmg
Waterford, WI4 contributions
Jan. 2020
Went there on a cruise excursion, it was absolutely amazing. Carefully restored, very genuine and authentic. Chock full of originals from the 16th and 17th centuries, it really gives the feel of back in the day. The tour guides are excellent and the owner who has lived in the house for over 40 years is a delight to talk to.
Written 6 January 2020
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travelME6
Waterville, ME5 contributions
Dec. 2019
Owner occupied, open to public. Excellent local guide, very knowledgeable. House full of antiques, discarded items found on the property from slave days. Beautiful view from second floor balcony. You need to know where to find this gem, it's in a neighborhood off the main highway. We had a private tour; only visitors there.
Written 5 December 2019
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