Falmouth Landmarks

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Falmouth is known for a number of notable pieces of architecture, including churches, a school house, and a post house, plus there is a plantation that few people who travel through this town miss.  Outside of these structures, there is a living history museum which takes visitors through centuries of island history in a manner so fun it is known as a theme park. 

Museums

If you like to learn about unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. You can click on the museum names to obtain full details.

A landmark worth visiting is Outameni Theme Park. It is located in Falmouth. Outameni offers visitors a tour through their exhibits where actors will present different eras of Jamaican history. The live actors bring a different experience to Jamaica's timeline that will entertain most children more than a traditional museum can.

Museums In Falmouth
Name Phone Location Island
Outameni Theme Park (876) 954-4035 0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Falmouth Jamaica

Historical Sites

Old Baptist Manse

In case you enjoy learning about the historical roots of a foreign country, you might want to visit a few of these historical attractions while on vacation in Falmouth.

Good Hope Great House is a historical site The Good Hope Great House is the main historic building of John Tharp, owner of the most land and slaves of Jamaica's sugar industry. The Great House is fully restored and includes around 2000 acres of land.

Attractions Map

Another option is Falmouth Court House. It's a historical site The Falmouth Court House once served as the epicenter of social, political, and community life. Built around 1816, the building would house town meetings, concerts, events, and the house of legal authority.

Old Baptist Manse: Over the years the Old Baptist Manse has served many functions. It began as the first Masonic Lodge of Jamaica and eventually became the private home of William Knibb, The Great Emancipator of Jamaica and Baptist Minister.

Review the chart below to learn more about sites of historical interest in the area.

Historic Sites In Falmouth
Name Phone Location
Albert George Market -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Davidson House -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Falmouth Court House -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Fort Balcarres -- 0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Falmouth
Good Hope Great House (876) 469-3444 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Martha Brae Waterwheel -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Old Baptist Manse -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Phoenix Foundry -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
St. Peter's Anglican Church -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth
Tharp House -- 0 mi. North of Central Falmouth

Of course, Falmouth offers other attractions. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, follow this link.

 

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