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

Consider staying in Falmouth if you plan on visiting Old Baptist Manse, since visitors to this region of Jamaica will have easy site access throughout their trip. With just a small number of hotels in the region surrounding Old Baptist Manse, only moderate foot traffic can be anticipated.

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

If your belly starts rumbling during your trip to Old Baptist Manse, consider grabbing a bite at one of the restaurants near the historic site. The closest place to eat is Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill, which plates up Jamaican fare. Also close-by, you and your group will come across eateries including Boardwalk Cafe and Down South Restaurant where you can try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Jamaica.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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