Old Baptist Manse

Photo credit: © Arnold Kelly

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. In 1961 the residence would be converted into the William Knibb Memorial High School. Today it is used mainly has a historic site and Baptist meeting place.


Built of stone like many early Falmouth buildings, the Old Baptist Manse stands tall and strong. The building is clearly marked by signs telling of the building's history.

Staying Close

Old Baptist Manse is located in Falmouth, so travelers to this area of Jamaica will have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. You won't find the area surrounding the historical site flooded with tourists, particularly since there are so few hotel booking options nearby.

Hotels near Old Baptist Manse
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 enough eateries to keep visitors appeased in the region near this historical site. The most nearby restaurant is Pepper's Jerk Chicken, which has a menu full of Jamaican dishes. Falmouth Jerk Center and Tastee Limited are additional dining options close-by. At Tastee Limited you and your group shouldn't get up and go without taking a bite of their specialty, chicken, among others.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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