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

You may enjoy staying in Kingston if you plan on visiting Devon House, as those visiting this part of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you wish to find a place near this historical site, you'll enjoy a fair 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
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
The Spanish Court Hotel Hotel 0.6 mi. (1.5 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most delightful options while spending some time exploring the area is enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Devon House. The closest eatery is Couture Oasis, a wonderful location to eat at on your way to checking out Devon House. JoJo's Jerk Pit and Just Salads are additional restaurant choices nearby. At Just Salads you and your group will be able to sample eclectic fare and experience the Jamaica culture.

Information

Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call ahead for their hours of operation.

Payment

Arrive at this destination with plans to give over the total cost of admission, which your group can learn by calling beforehand.

Contact Information

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

Location: 26 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica

Website: http://www.devonhousejamaica.com

Email: devonhouse@cwjamaica.com

 

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