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

You may enjoy staying in Falmouth if you plan on visiting Martha Brae Waterwheel, since travelers to this area of Jamaica will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, especially as there aren't many places to stay nearby.

Hotels near Martha Brae Waterwheel
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

Folks coming to Martha Brae Waterwheel will be able to find a few options for recreational opportunities like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the coast within traveling distance. Historic site guests also wishing to get in a game of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Cinnamon Hill Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, you're not out of luck - head to Half Moon Beach, the closest beach. Plus, you will likely find a couple other golf and beach opportunities in the community. Historic site guests will discover a fair number of other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. If you're hoping to find other things to check out close to Martha Brae Waterwheel, Davidson House and Falmouth Court House can both be walked to.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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