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

Davidson House is located in Falmouth, so travelers to this part of Jamaica will have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. The area around this site remains relatively quiet, especially as there aren't many places to stay in the vicinity.

Hotels near Davidson House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Fisherman's Inn Hotel -- --
Glistening Waters Hotel Hotel -- --
Franklyn D. Resort Resort -- --
Royalton White Sands Resort -- --

Location and What's Nearby

There are a few restaurants to keep patrons pleased in the community around Davidson House. Pepper's Jerk Chicken, which offers Jamaican dishes, is also the most convenient option for visitors to this historical site. Falmouth Jerk Center and Tastee Limited are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Tastee Limited you should make it a point not to ask for your check without taking a bite of their specialty, chicken, among others.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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