Landmarks in Kingston

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The town that raised up legend Bob Marley is dominated by attractions that depend on his name for popularity, celebrating both his musical talent as well as the way he grew up.  There are also several historic buildings including churches and homes that provide a glimpse into the past as well as some unique museums that are also culturally relevant. 


Bob Marley Museum

In case you like to explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your vacation. To see complete information about each museum, just click on the name.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Bob Marley Museum. It is located within central Kingston. 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.

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Another landmark worth visiting is National Gallery of Jamaica. It is located within downtown Kingston. If you're looking for the largest public art gallery in the Caribbean, you're in the right place. With a focus on local and regional artists, there is much to see in this gallery.

Bank of Jamaica Money Museum: The museum is open Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The table right below offers more details regarding some museums worth checking out in the area.

Museums In Kingston
Name Phone Location
Bank of Jamaica Money Museum (876) 922-0750 Downtown Kingston
Bob Marley Museum (876) 978-2929 Central Kingston
National Gallery of Jamaica (876) 922-1561 ext. 3 Downtown Kingston
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum (876) 572-4085 1.3 mi. Northwest of Downtown Kingston

Historical Sites

Devon House

In case you enjoy exploring the history of an unfamiliar place, you should consider visiting a few of these historical sites during your time in Kingston.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Devon House. It is situated in central Kingston. 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.

A second choice is St. Peter's Church. It's a historical site in the center of Kingston. 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.

Port Royal: Port Royal is a pretty large area, and can be considered an entire historic district. Visitors can walk around this historic fortress and see many of the buildings that once house powerful men, experienced war fighters, and the people that helped shape the region's history.

Take a look at the table below for more information on historical sites in and around the area.

Historic Sites In and Around Kingston
Name Phone Location
18 Century Iron Bridge -- 0.3 mi. East of Central Spanish Town
Devon House (876) 929-6602 Central Kingston
Old Court House -- 0.3 mi. Northwest of Central Spanish Town
Port Royal -- 3.8 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore
St. Peter's Church -- 1.6 mi. North of Downtown Kingston

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Travelers may explore some other intriguing sites to visit in Kingston.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Kingston
Name Type Location Island
Redstripe Plant Attraction Western Kingston Jamaica

Keep in mind that there are some other kinds attractions available. Visit this extended discussion about even more attractions if you'd like more specifics.


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