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

Assuming you like to explore other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Kingston. Try clicking on the name of each museum to obtain full details.

A common landmark for vacationers is Bob Marley Museum. It is located within central Kingston. This museum is dedicated to the works of Marley, and of reggae music in general. Any music fan, reggae or otherwise, may want to make this musical pilgrimage site to priority.

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If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit National Gallery of Jamaica. It is located in 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: View the history of Jamaica as told through its driving force: money. From the first penny ever spent on the island, to the money of the day, the history of the island unfolds through the telling of how money influenced it all.

The following table enables you to get some key facts concerning the available museums in Kingston.

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

Enjoy learning some of the historical roots of foreign countries? If so, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites during your time in Kingston.

A landmark worth visiting is Devon House. It is located within central Kingston. 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.

A second choice is St. Peter's Church. It's a historical site towards the middle 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: Immortalized by tales of British Navy-men and stories of pirates, Port Royal was the capital of early Jamaica and the stronghold of the British Empire in the New World. Originally in Spanish possession, the British were able to seize the area take control of this vital site in 1655.

View this table to learn more about sites of historical interest 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

Guests may discover some other intriguing sites to visit in this area.

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

Of course, you'll be able to find other attraction types available too. If you want to find out more concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.


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