Devon House

Photo credit: © Stoyan Shopov
 

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.

What to Expect

Inside Devon House is a collection of Jamaican, English, and French antiques that date back to the 19th century. A tour of this property takes guests through a huge number of rooms including Palm Hall, the dining room which has a 19th century grandfather clock, a drawing room, a game room that still houses popular games from the 1800s, a sewing room, the grand ballroom with its original chandelier, the master bedroom, a young girls room, and more.

Devon House is an example of Jamaican-Georgian architecture, which features an elegant, sweeping staircase, jalousied panels, and symmetrical lines.

Staying Close

Kingston is a good option for those wishing to visit Devon House, because guests staying in this part of Jamaica will have easy site access for the duration of their trip. If you want to find a place close to this historical site, you'll find a reasonable number of lodging options close-by.

Hotels near Devon House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Terra Nova All Suite Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (1.1 km) NNW
Holborn Manor Guest House Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) S
Mayfair Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (1.6 km) N
Indies Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.8 km) S
Shirley Retreat Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (1.7 km) E
Four Seasons Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (0.4 km) SSW
Knutsford Court Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (0.6 km) S

Location and What's Nearby

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Devon House. Couture Oasis is an ideal locale to have a bite to eat before your day at Devon House, and is the most convenient option for visitors to it. JoJo's Jerk Pit and Just Salads are some of the other restaurant options close to Devon House. At Just Salads you and your companions can eat some eclectic food and enjoy the Jamaica scene.

Information

Operating Hours

The hours of operation for the site are not readily available, meaning that your party's smartest option is calling before you leave to make certain the building is open to guests when you and your companions intend to make an appearance.

Payment

To find out how much the museum charges, dial up Devon House ahead of time to determine if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (876) 929-6602 Or (876) 926-0815

Website: http://www.devonhousejamaica.com

Email: devonhouse@cwjamaica.com

Location: 26 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica

 

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