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Greenwood Great House Entry Ticket
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Greenwood Great House Entry Ticket

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Duration: 45m
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  • Entry to the museum
  • A 45 minute guided tour inside the museum
  • Entry/Admission - Greenwood Great House


  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
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  • Greenwood Great House
    212
    Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • 460malcolms
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Off The Beaten Path
    This tour a property is definitely off of the beaten path but the trip makes the tour extra special. We learned a lot about the house & what is in it. The road getting up to the property is sketchy but is well worth it (don't be frightened off by the drive). The tour guide was fantastic. The property is beautiful & definitely well maintained. Take this tour if you have a chance.
    Written 11 December 2023
  • daviddT1675LS
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Day of History
    We toured the Greenwood Great House while on vacation. Every vacation my wife says I need to learn something, so this was my something LOL. The tour guide was great and of course very knowledgeable. There are so many antique musical instruments, amazing furniture, and the surprising part to me is how open it all is. When we were there, we actually did a tour with a school group from Nigral, a wonderful group of kids and they really made it fun. That was our bonus :) This is worth the visit and you will some some amazing views from the house!
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Jfs3d
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A well-preserved great house with history and views in the bargain
    A devoted and highly informed guide takes you through both a well-preserved masterpiece of colonial architecture and a slice of Jamaican history. Wonderful view of Falmouth and the sea beyond.
    Written 11 February 2020
  • CyndyandByron
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The correct name of this attraction should be Greenwood Great House Museum
    Jamaica's huge sugar plantations of the past were owned by wealthy families who lived in "Great Houses" and served by slaves until slavery was abolished in 1838. Many of the slaves remained as employees, but emancipation began the decline of this lifestyle. This Great House was founded by the wealthy Barrett family. They spared no expense in establishing a home with all of the comforts including exquisite art, a variety of musical instruments, fine furnishings, and a view of Montego Bay without rival. We were given a wonderful tour by Jenny who has celebrated her 42nd year sharing the history of this family and their home. We asked her more than once if there were "duppies", the Jamaican name for ghosts, and she assured us everything we saw and felt was real!
    Written 10 February 2020
  • GarethD176
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Visit to Greenwood Great House
    Very interesting tour of a historic house. Many antiques, some dating back to the 1700's. This great house was unique in that it was spared from damage during the countrywide slave revolts of the mid-1800's. It did not have the feel of a "tourist destination"; it felt quite authentic. We visited on a day when there were no cruise ships in Montego Bay, so we had the entire estate to ourselves. The tour guide was knowlegeable and gave a good tour. Super views of the coastline below.
    Written 6 February 2020
  • tammyhowlett
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    love the history and culture
    this was a very cool and interesting place to visit.really enjoyed seeing all of the musical instruments. the architecture is amazing. was neat to learn about all of the history and culture of the Jamaica of the past.even though it was raining and cold the day of our visit wednesday jan 22 we had a great time and took lots of pictures. would definitely recommend a visit to this great house for anyone interested in learning about the rich history of the island and its people. thanks again for your hospitality. tammy stephanie and darlene.
    Written 30 January 2020
  • Paminthegower
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A slice of colonial history of Jamaica
    Husband, daughter (young adult) and I love history and architecture and the tour of Greenwood Great House was a fascinating glimpse of colonial Jamaica. Thora is a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable and gracious. Beautiful rooms and historical items but also items and stories from the darker side of the slave era. The road up to the house sets the scene and the view is magnificent. A must see!
    Written 20 January 2020
  • miguel876
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to Greenwood Great House
    Very knowledgable local guide. Beautiful antiques! The guide related much of the history about the home. Well worth the time.
    Written 20 January 2020
  • gemmasP2830RZ
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and visit
    We really enjoyed our trip to Greenwood great house we had an in depth tour of the property that gave us an insight into the history of the house. There are lots of well preserved antique furniture pieces in this house which was lovely to see. A good alternative to the more touristy Rose Wood!
    Written 6 January 2020
  • cowgirlsaddlepal
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem!
    Went there on a cruise excursion, it was absolutely amazing. Carefully restored, very genuine and authentic. Chock full of originals from the 16th and 17th centuries, it really gives the feel of back in the day. The tour guides are excellent and the owner who has lived in the house for over 40 years is a delight to talk to.
    Written 6 January 2020
  • travelME6
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great find hidden away
    Owner occupied, open to public. Excellent local guide, very knowledgeable. House full of antiques, discarded items found on the property from slave days. Beautiful view from second floor balcony. You need to know where to find this gem, it's in a neighborhood off the main highway. We had a private tour; only visitors there.
    Written 5 December 2019
  • Solange K
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour by Thora!!
    We just visited Greenwood and our guide was the lovely Thora. She was exceptional and kind. She remembers every single historic detail and explains it with precision and excitement. I highly recommend this visit which helped us learn more about Jamaican history and the history of slavery in general.
    Written 15 November 2019
  • RReid-Martin
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic
    Great historic experience, knowledgeable tour guide, made the experience an interesting one for the group.
    Written 14 November 2019
  • Renee D
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great House...step back in time
    We toured this house led by an eloquent and intelligent guide named Thora. She made history come alive with interesting facts and details of life in this house in by gone days. The house has a spectacular view of the ocean . Sidewalks are line with large shells. The antique furnishings represent a craftsmanship not often seen in our time. Thora was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed Thora's stories and the interesting manner in which she told them. Don't miss this tour!
    Written 30 October 2019
  • Lucy R
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic tour! Very interesting and educational!!
    We visited Greenwood Great House in October 2019 with our 9-year-old daughter and were greeted by our lovely guide Thora. We felt very welcome straight away and Thora was more than happy to explain and go into more detail when we asked questions. The house is very well kept and in fantastic condition especially considering its age! I would recommend adding this to your trip to get a real feel of Jamaican history.
    Written 21 October 2019
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njcavalier
Chatham, NJ397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
On a visit to Falmouth, Jamaica, we visited Greenwood Great House. And it was fabulous. The mansion is the ancestral home of the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. And though she herself was never there, the home is filled with furniture and artifacts of the Barrett family. The tour guide at the mansion was informative and entertaining and led our group through each room, providing fascinating details of the family’s history in Jamaica as well as of the house itself. And the sweeping views of the Caribbean, especially from the verandah, are unparalleled! Capped off by a complimentary drink (rum punch or lemonade) in the attached bar — in what used to be the home’s kitchen — the tour was a delight. The house is a must-see on any visit to Falmouth or Montego Bay.
Written 7 January 2024
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Gardengel-IoW
West Sussex, UK889 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A large but plain house compared to some of the same era and history.
House is still lived in apparently although difficult to see how it is maintained as a museum and a home. Lots of complete and well furnished rooms. The novel is the musical instruments demonstrated by the guide.
The house was open specially for our group which was then split into two. That said the groups were still too big and not everyone could get into the rooms being talked about nor see items being talked about or pointed to which was a real shame.
A lame rum punch was served in the bar area which contained several artefacts referring to the slave era.
Not much of a garden to walk around either, or at least that we were directed to.
We were warned incessantly for our safety and therefore and unfortunately this was our only taste of Jamaica and only ever likely to be.
Written 7 January 2023
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Christine C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was a wonderful trip back in time and all the artifact are kept in pristine condition. Our guide Thora was excellent her knowledge told a detailed story that one could get lost in. I would highly recommend her, over all it was a great experience especially if you love history.
Written 20 December 2022
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Rick T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN151 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The house is well furnished and well maintained. The guide was knowledgeable. The grounds were minimal, but the house was interesting enough by itself to justify the $20 ticket. Biggest drawback is the road up to the house: narrow, winding and torturous.
Written 7 January 2023
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JOYE C
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
The site is somewhat challenging to get to as the road is poor. Ring the bell at the gate for service. The house gardens are enchanting. We enjoyed learning the history of the site and appreciated the unique furnishings. If you like musical technology, you will be able to see and hear several old pieces here including a wind harp and very early player pianos and record players. At the end, we enjoyed a refreshing drink from the bar. The views were amazing!
Written 5 January 2022
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Georgie P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an excellent tour with Jackie. The house is full of interesting furniture and musical instruments. A real insight into life on an English owned estate of that time.
Written 13 February 2024
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Arryn
Smithton, IL11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Steeped in Jamaican Great House history this hidden gem is perched above the once upon a time sugar cane fields and commands a 180 degree view of the coast. As you gaze out upon the hillside below from the 70 foot long veranda you can well imagine the Barrett masters surveying their slave powered estate that stretched for 12 miles along the coast. “The master always sees” rings true and images come unbidden of power, wealth and the extreme poverty inflicted upon thousands of slaves.
This estate is now privately owned by a lovely older couple who’ve had it for 46 years now. Beneath its storied roof and behind walls that could tell stories you’ll find a gorgeous wood inlaid Edwardian Piano, a penny organ, a man trap, wind organ, music box that plays big discs, antique maps, floors of quarried Jamaican marble and so much more. Our entry fee was $20 and was money well spent. Don’t let the deteriorating roads and exterior of the home dissuade you. This estate has been kept up by one couple for 46 years and they’ve done a great job.
Written 16 October 2022
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We are happy you enjoyed your tour.
Written 17 October 2022
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Ro N
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Amazing property with a lot of original features and pieces. The owner and tour guide really know their stuff and have a true passion for the site, the exhibits and the history. It brings into stark focus how much the British Empire and these well known historical figures benefited from the bloodshed, atrocities and exploitation of the slave era; unfortunately this is not discussed as much as it should in the UK.

Greenwood Great House is a real hidden gem and absolutely worth a visit far more than other sensationalist great houses on the island. Thank you Bob for your hospitality and warm welcome. Your love of Jamaica really comes across.
Written 27 June 2022
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