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.
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.
Consider staying in Saint Mary Parish if you plan on visiting Firefly, since travelers to this area of Jamaica will have the benefit of easy museum access for the duration of their trip. Even though the area isn't necessarily a tourism capital, you'll still find a small number of lodgings to pick from.
|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|
There is a small collection of convenient alfresco activities to engage in when you are not touring Firefly. Tourists who enjoy showing their aptitude at the golf course, will be able to do so at the nearest golfing option, which is Sandals Golf and Country Club. If you aren't a golfer, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Port Maria North, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. Plus, your group might encounter a couple other beach and golf choices in the region. Luckily, you'll also be in the immediate vicinity of at least one indoor place of interest within a short distance. The closest indoor place of interest to the museum is , and you'll find it a short distance away.
You should call the museum in advance to determine their hours of operation.
To find out how much the museum charges, dial up Firefly before your visit to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.
Phone Number: (876) 725-0920
Location: Saint Mary Parish, Jamaica
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