Firefly

Firefly Estate has a storied past, filled with tales of pirates (it was once owned by the infamous pirate and once governor of Jamaica Sir Henry Morgan), political visitors, Hollywood stars, and even artists. Despite over a century of famous people staying at the property, it is most noted as the home of oil painter Noël Coward, whose works fill the house and are viewable by guests who tour the property.

Exhibits

Noël Coward's oil paintings as well as a collection of photographs of many of the estate's famous visitors are present in the studio and guests who tour the rest of the house will find all of his original furnishings still in tact. Outside, Coward's body has been buried in a marble tomb in the garden where he would happily sit each night drinking brandy and ginger ale. A statue of Coward is located on the lawn, seemingly looking out over the ocean, and a lookout for Sir Morgan turned bar by Coward now serves as a gift shop and restaurant.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Firefly may choose to book their trip in Saint Mary Parish, as visitors to this part of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum during their visit. Though the region isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably good selection of lodgings to pick from.

Hotels near Firefly
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Blue Harbour Guest House and Villas Villa complex 0.4 mi. (20.1 km) E
Casa Maria Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (20.0 km) SE
Galina Breeze Hotel B & B 0.6 mi. (20.3 km) ENE
GoldenEye Resort 3.3 mi. (14.5 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

The community nearby the museum is not particularly well-known for its choices of food options, but patrons might still happen upon at least a few places to share a meal. Bizot Bar, which has a menu full of American dishes, is also the closest restaurant to the museum. It's maybe about three miles away from this landmark, so stop by and place your order.

Information

Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are not readily available, meaning your group's best option is phoning ahead of time to make certain the site is going to be open to guests when you and your party want to stop by.

Payment

If you need to know the price of admission, you should call Firefly ahead of time to determine how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (876) 725-0920

Location: Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica

Website: http://www.firefly-jamaica.com/

 

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