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Greenwood Great House

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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...more
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435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-953-1077
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All reviews musical instruments elizabeth barrett browning step back in time view from the balcony plantation era current owners jamaican history colonial past famous poet incredible collection present owners original artifacts historical house well worth the visit well worth the effort sugar plantation knowledgeable guides
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a former English colonial family home - high on the hills overlooking Montego Bay (with great views) - and today it is still used as someone’s home and they open it for tours. It was one of the largest slave-operated sugar plantations in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very sweet and very informative, but we walked away with the feeling that we had a lesson on antique furniture, more so then the history of the house. The view from the house is spectacular. We were lucky to be the only...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing to see so many pieces from upto the 1500's that actually work the vertical copper record player.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Evelios2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This great house was built by members of the Barrett family, who were relatives of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, to entertain guests on a large sugar plantation worked by slaves. Many pieces of the original antique furniture and books survive. Later owners added 19th century antiques and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SwiftyPA
Reviewed 28 November 2018

This is a very wonderful experience and well worth the visit, albeit a little pricey. The added cool factor is that people still live there. The tour was fantastic and artifacts shown were amazing. Our tour guide was awesome and provided a very unique and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JimboCanucks
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This property sits atop the mountain with spectacular views from the veranda on upper level. The space contains many elaborate objects that reflect over-indulgence for the family such as custom buttons and antique musical machines. There's a wooden plug and other objects found in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is definitely a Great House to visit. I would go to this place after the others so as to not be disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mwk0331
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been on the south coast for the last few days, visiting the beautiful Treasure Beach (completely tranquil) then up to Mo Bay to visit Greenwood Great House, which was owned by the Barrett family who made a fortune from sugar plantations across Jamaica, owning...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Greeted with a great big smile by an informative and interested guide who clearly knew the house and its history well. A beautiful house full of many original artifacts including ancient music players and instruments. The current resident owners have invested their love and attention...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Visited the Greenwood Great House and had a great history lesson and tour by our guide Patricia. The home of the Barratts Family and the tour guide had good knowledge of the history of the house. History was not the best of time but the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank thetraveller782017
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29 October 2018|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
A taxi from the port in the easiest way. You can arrange in advance. Several listed on trip advisor or find one when you are there. Ensure they are registered taxi drivers and negotiate the round trip rate in advance of... More
28 October 2016|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in touring the house. Taxi fares vary -- would recommend getting in touch with JUTA for contact information for a taxi driver. There are no taxis on site so if you hire a driver, they would have to... More
19 July 2015|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
We are located on the border of St. James and Trelawny about fifteen miles from Montego Bay and seven miles from Falmouth. Coming from Montego Bay, turn right into Greenwood and look for signs for Greenwood Great House. We... More