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Greenwood Great House

435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-953-1077
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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 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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435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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"musical instruments"
in 27 reviews
"elizabeth barrett browning"
in 19 reviews
"great house"
in 26 reviews
"plantation era"
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"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"jamaican history"
in 10 reviews
"degree view of the ocean"
in 3 reviews
"current owners"
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"colonial past"
in 2 reviews
"famous poet"
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"interesting pieces"
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"slave labour"
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"incredible collection"
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"present owners"
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"locked gate"
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"well worth the effort"
in 2 reviews
"historical house"
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Well-curated tour. They had many pieces and artifacts and allowed pictures of the inside as well as the outside. From the upper balcony you have such a great view of the shoreline you can see the curve of the Earth. It's incredible! I'd love to...More

1  Thank Randi C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This tour provided us with an overall history lesson of Jamaica. It was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The house is probably best known for being built by the Barrett family, who in turn is best known in America for its daughter, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but like most other groups and associations in history, there's a lot more to the story. Without telling...More

1  Thank John D
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Kind of weird out of the way spot. We went on a very nice tour given by Patricia...a lot of strange old family connected items..relatives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's,so it was kind of cool.

Thank Bellaluna64
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was the place to go to get away from the crowds and to learn about the history of Jamaica. Our taxi driver didn't know where it was, which we thought was a good sign if we wanted to avoid the typical tourist areas. This...More

Thank Kgirl00
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

awesome tourist attraction with lots of history. the owners have definately kept up the appearances and continue to find artifacts that belong to the house. a definate must see!!

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fascinating look into the colonial past of Jamaica. The owners have kept the place looking much like it did in the 18th Century. Great Museum with interesting artefacts including very old; but still working barrel and plate organs. Plus a great view from the balcony.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Feb 2018 Greenwood Great House was included with the cruise. Worth the drive up the mountain. Wonderful 180 degree vista from the veranda. You must see the oldest upright crank phonograph player and all the brass "records". The owners were present while the tours went...More

Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

One of the most interesting tours we have had round a house, we went via a taxi from our hotel and our driver came round with us as he'd never been inside before! Our guide was so informative and let us progress at our own...More

Thank ChrisGG1950
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We decided to visit Greenwood Great House on the way to our hotel from airport as it was not far and seemed to be a good use of time. The house is amazing with many objects from the 1600 and 1700's. It belonged to the...More

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68dev
28 October 2016|
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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
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patjoJamaica
19 July 2015|
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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
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KRW48
25 February 2015|
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Response from historyfanatic99 |
Taxi is the best way - the house is quite far from the A1 main highway and so I suggest that the taxi wait for you. Tour is about 45min but leave about 1 hour. Last week when I was there the cost was USD$20. The credit... More
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