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 those visiting this part of Jamaica will have the benefit of easy site access during their visit. With only a small number of hotels in the region within the vicinity of Old Baptist Manse, a small amount of foot traffic might be bargained for.

Hotels near Old Baptist Manse
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

Guests at Old Baptist Manse will be able to find a few options for island activities like playing a few holes of golf and doing some beach-going without having to look very hard. Historic site patrons also wishing to get in a game of golf can do so at the nearest course, Cinnamon Hill Course. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, other outdoor options exist, including Half Moon Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Although you might find your options limited, a few additional similar outdoor possibilities to choose from nearby. Historic site guests will find multiple indoor places to visit in this general vicinity. Two of the most convenient extra sites to Old Baptist Manse are Davidson House and Falmouth Court House, which are happily both within walking distance.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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