Davidson House

This large house was owned by Mary Gairdner after she bought it in 1822. Gairdner was a freed black woman and extensive land owner, a rare thing in 1800's Jamaica. Today it serves as an insight to early Jamaican architecture and lifestyle.


The Davidson House is large even by modern standards, encompassing two stories that both include an outdoor porch. The yellow and white building is, however, in disrepair and needs some major renovation. Other than that, a sign outside the building will tell visitors the tale of the Davidson House and its owners.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in Falmouth if you plan on visiting Davidson House, as those visiting this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. With just a few accommodations in the community within the vicinity of Davidson House, only moderate foot traffic can be anticipated.

Hotels near Davidson House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fisherman's Inn Hotel -- --
Franklyn D. Resort Resort -- --
Retreat Guesthouse Luxury Suites Guest house -- --
Royalton White Sands Resort -- --

Location and What's Nearby

This historical site is in a good location for travelers hoping to find a fair number of food and drink options nearby. Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill, which serves Jamaican meals, offers convenient access to the historic site. Boardwalk Cafe and Down South Restaurant are some more refreshment choices nearby. At Down South Restaurant you and your group will want to eat some Caribbean fare and enjoy the Jamaica scene.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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