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

Those wishing to visit Old Baptist Manse may choose to book their trip in Falmouth, since travelers to this region of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their time there. With only a small number of hotels around the region within the vicinity of this historical site, less than average tourist movement can 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

There are plenty of eateries to select from in the area immediately near this historical site. The most convenient restaurant is Aunt Gloria's Bar and Grill, which offers Jamaican meals. Boardwalk Cafe and Down South Restaurant are additional refreshment choices nearby. At Down South Restaurant you and your party might try a bit of Caribbean cuisine and experience the flavors of Jamaica.


Contact Information

Location: Falmouth, Jamaica


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