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

Those wishing to visit Davidson House may choose to book their trip in Falmouth, since guests staying in this part of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. With only a small number of accommodations around the community within the vicinity of Davidson House, less tourist movement might be bargained on.

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

There is a small collection of closely located out-of-doors activities to get in on during the times when you and your party are not viewing Davidson House. Historic site visitors also interested in golfing should look into the nearest course, Cinnamon Hill Course. Long moments can also be filled with time at Half Moon Beach, the most close-by beach. Although you might find your options limited, a couple other comparable opportunities in the sun to choose from nearby. Guests will encounter plenty of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Two of the nearest other landmarks to this landmark are Falmouth Court House and Good Hope Great House, which luckily, are both within walking distance.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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