St. Peter's Church

St. Peter's Church may have been destroyed in an earth quake, and then again in a fire just over a decade later, but time and again it has been rebuilt. Now, in its third incarnation, this church is a popular tourist attraction for the Georgian architecture and small offering of historical religious artifacts on display inside.

What to Expect

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.

St. Peter's Church features Georgian architecture and, despite how often it has been reconstructed, much of the original cement and brick walls.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Kingston if you plan on visiting St. Peter's Church, as travelers to this part of Jamaica will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction during their visit. If you wish to find a place within easy reach of St. Peter's Church, you'll find a fair number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near St. Peter's Church
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Forres Park Hotel -- --
Villa Lilletha Hotel -- --
Match Resort Cottage Cottages -- --
Caribbean Villa Hotel Restaurant and Bar Hotel -- --
Sunset Inn Hotel Hotel -- --
Altamont Court Hotel Hotel -- --
Courtleigh Hotel and Suites Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

There is a small collection of neighboring outdoor options to enjoy when you aren't exploring St. Peter's Church. Tourists interested in testing their skills on the course, can do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Constant Spring Golf Club. If golfing isn't your thing, consider going over to Gunboat Beach, the closest beach. Also, you will likely encounter a couple more outdoor opportunities in the surrounding area. Guests will encounter multiple other interesting places to get away from the sun in this general area. There are a couple of additional attractions worth visiting in the area -Emancipation Park and National Heroes Park- each of them found within a couple miles of the historic site.

Information

Contact Information

Website: http://www.jnht.com/site_st_peters_church.php

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

 

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