Martha Brae Waterwheel

The Martha Brae Waterwheel was essential in the infrastructure of Falmouth, and gave the ensured easily accessible water for the growing town. The waterwheel would gather water into an aqueduct of sorts that would feed the water into a water tank. The advanced system allowed Falmouth implement an piped water system, the earliest in the New World, and pave the way for running water throughout the entire town.


Today the water wheel has been restored, using original parts when possible. Visitors will be able to gaze at this early engineering work. While running water may not be too remarkable by today's standards, for early Jamaica it was a crucial advancement.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Falmouth if you plan on visiting Martha Brae Waterwheel, since visitors to this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. With only a few accommodations in the community surrounding this historical site, a small amount of foot movement might be bargained for.

Hotels near Martha Brae Waterwheel
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 at least a couple convenient outdoor options to engage in during down time, when you and your party aren't exploring Martha Brae Waterwheel. Historic site visitors who would also like to work on their golf game will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Cinnamon Hill Course. If you aren't a golfer, think about heading over to Half Moon Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Though the selection isn't overly extensive, a couple other comparable recreation options to choose from nearby. Guests will encounter plenty of indoor places to visit in this general vicinity. Two of the nearest additional attractions to this landmark are Davidson House and Falmouth Court House, and they are both within walking distance.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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