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

You may enjoy staying in Saint Mary Parish if you plan on visiting Firefly, since those visiting this area of Jamaica will have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonable selection of lodgings in the neighborhood surrounding the museum.

Hotels near Firefly
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Casa Maria Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (20.0 km) SE
GoldenEye Resort 3.3 mi. (14.5 km) WNW
Golden Seas Beach Resort Resort 3.6 mi. (13.8 km) W
Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Resort 5.3 mi. (11.0 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

There are a couple of close-by alfresco activities to engage in when you and your party are not viewing Firefly. Travelers with an interest in testing their talents at the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing facility, which is Sandals Golf and Country Club. If you aren't a golfer, think about heading over to Port Maria North, which is the closest coastline to visit. On top of that, you will have a chance to run into some extra beach and golf options in the region. Fortunately, you'll also have access to one or two nearby other place of interest within a short distance. The most nearby indoor place of interest to Firefly is Galina Lighthouse, which you can find a short distance away.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to call the museum ahead of time to find out the exact hours of operation.

Payment

If you need to know the price of admission, call Firefly ahead of time to find out 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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