An island like Jamaica, with a rich natural and social history, inevitably has many fascinating sites to explore. Jamaican history includes Spanish rule, a British takeover and a struggle for independence. This mixture of cultural influences means a wide variety of interesting things to see, from famous architecture and artifacts, to natural scenery and historic sites.
Some specific sites in Jamaica include plantation "Great Houses," museums and cultural attractions. Travelers also enjoy the natural scenery of the Blue Mountains, where they can hike and camp. Popular sites abound on this beautiful island and generally surround three of the larger cities: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, and Kingston.
If you like to explore other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation. Just click on each place's name to obtain full details.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Bob Marley Museum. It is situated in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaica is known for a great many things, and one of them is the legend of reggae music, Mr. Bob Marley. The Bob Marley Museum is the former home of Marley, and focuses on the man's life and achievements.
Many travelers also choose to visit Outameni Theme Park. It is Falmouth, in northwestern Jamaica. Outameni offers visitors a tour through their exhibits where actors will present different eras of Jamaican history. The live actors bring a different experience to Jamaica's timeline that will entertain most children more than a traditional museum can.
Jamaica Fun Farm: A property that makes farming fun, the owners have created a place where visitors can learn what it takes to remain agriculturally sound while also participating in a number of entertainment activities to keep guests having a great time.
The chart directly below has a few details regarding museums you might enjoy on Jamaica.
|Abba Jahnehoy Place||(876) 578-9578||The vicinity of Negril|
|Bank of Jamaica Money Museum||(876) 922-0750||Downtown Kingston|
|Bob Marley Museum||(876) 978-2929||1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Kingston|
|Hanover Museum||--||1.3 mi. East of Central Haughton Court|
|Jamaica Fun Farm||(876) 296-8669||0.3 mi. West of Central E Lacovia|
|National Gallery of Jamaica||(876) 922-1561 ext. 3||Downtown Kingston|
|Outameni Theme Park||(876) 954-4035||0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Falmouth|
|People's Museum of Craft and Technology||(876) 907-0322||1.8 mi. West of Central Spanish Town|
|Reggae Xplosion||(876) 675-8793||Ocho Rios|
|Trench Town Culture Yard Museum||(876) 572-4085||1.3 mi. Northwest of Central downtown Kingston|
Enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit some of these historical attractions while vacationing in Jamaica.
If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Devon House. It is found in Kingston, Jamaica. Devon House is a unique landmark. On an island filled with historic plantation houses once owned by white slave owners, Devon house was built by Jamaica's first black millionaire, George Stielbel.
If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Bellefield Great House. It is found within Jamaica. Originally built in 1794, Bellefield Great House is one of the oldest sugar plantations in Jamaica. Owned by a still prominent family on the island, today Bellefield is a glimpse into the history of Jamaica's plantations as well as a look at the opulent lifestyles of those who ran them.
St. Peter's Church: Some of the most unique artifacts at St. Peter's Church include a communion plate donated by Sir Henry Morgan and the tomb of Lewis Galdye, which tells us that he was swallowed up in an earth quake, then spit out of the earth into the ocean, where he swam until he was picked up by a boat.
Check the table below to read more about historic sites on Jamaica.
|18 Century Iron Bridge||--||0.3 mi. East of Central Spanish Town|
|Albert George Market||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Annandale Great House||--||3.4 mi. South West of Central downtown Ocho Rios|
|Barbican Estate||--||1.7 mi. West of Central Sandy Bay|
|Bellefield Great House||(876) 952-2382||2.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Montego Bay|
|Bloomfield Great House||(876) 962-7130||Mandeville, Central Jamaica|
|Bob Marley's Mausoleum||(876) 995-1763||Central Jamaica|
|Brimmer Hall Estate||(876) 994-2309||0.9 mi. Northwest of Central Llanrumney|
|Christ Church||--||0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Port Antonio|
|Davidson House||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Devon House||(876) 929-6602||0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston|
|Falmouth Court House||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|--||0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Port Antonio|
|Fort Balcarres||--||0.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Falmouth|
|Fort Montego||--||0.4 mi. West of Central Montego Bay|
|Good Hope Great House||(876) 469-3444||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Greenwood Great House||(876) 953-1077||2.6 mi. West of Central Salt Marsh|
|Martha Brae Waterwheel||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Old Baptist Manse||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Old Court House||--||0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Spanish Town|
|Old Pera Windmill||--||1.8 mi. East of Central Leitt Hall|
|Phoenix Foundry||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|Port Royal||--||3.8 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore|
|Rose Hall Plantation||(876) 953-2323||1.1 mi. East of Central Rose Hall|
|St. Peter's Anglican Church||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
|St. Peter's Church||--||1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Kingston|
|Tharp House||--||Falmouth, Northwestern part of Jamaica|
Vacationers may discover some other worthwhile sites on the island.
If the more functional aspects of maritime life intrigue you, you might enjoy seeing Lover's Leap Lighthouse. The newest lighthouse on the island, this is actually the highest lighthouse in the western hemisphere. Tourists can hike to the spot and take in the structure as well as enjoy the view.
If you want to learn more about the distillery process, another landmark you might enjoy visiting is Appleton Estate Rum Distillery. The tour of Appleton Estate offers guests a first hand look at how rum is produced, both historically and today. This includes displays of the types of machinery that was used over 200 years ago.
The following chart shows more information on the other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.
|Appleton Estate Rum Distillery||Distillery||1.4 mi. West of Central Siloah|
|Scenic Trail||5.8 mi. North of Central Black River|
|Lighthouse||1.7 mi. Northwest of Central Turtle Harbour|
|Lighthouse||0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Galina|
|Lover's Leap Lighthouse||Lighthouse||7.0 mi. East of Central downtown Treasure Beach|
|Lighthouse||1.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Negril|
|Monument||0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Belmont|
|Attraction||Kingston, Eastern part of Jamaica|
Of course, Jamaica has other attractions. Those interested can find out more about other attractions by clicking here.
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