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Address: Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica
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Old pirate haunt, notorious in its day for residents' sticky fingers and...

Old pirate haunt, notorious in its day for residents' sticky fingers and loose morals, now being renovated into a major tourist attraction.

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Cultural Walking Tour of Kingston
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Port Royal Heritage Tour from Kingston

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Interesting history lesson

An interesting history lesson on Jamaica and Port Royal..the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
Nancy T
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Eastampton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you enjoy history and pirates and gorgeous waters - and good food - this is a great place to be - recommend for families as well

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to visit and when I did, though the site is rich in history, the museum is very small and there isn't really much to see. The tour we got covered just the museum, the tour guide for the outdoors could not b found so even though we paid, we just wandered the property by ourselves, We ended... More 

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Kingston, Jamaica
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are excited about history then this is a very interesting place to visit. Takes you back into time. I am very disappointed that there is not more investment in this place to have it developed as an educational "must visit place" for the young and old. The museum is small and needs upgrading. Port Royal was once one... More 

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Thank MissyE876
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful venue for a wedding. They could be so much more to make the National tourist site much better.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Port Royal was a bustling city and port in the 1700's and there is lots of history here. British, pirates/buchaneers etc.. It was the wild west of the Caribbean! Have lunch at Gloria's on the water.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

An interesting history lesson on Jamaica and Port Royal..the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our visit

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Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Close to Kingston's Airport. A nice town with interesting history. You'll be able to enjoy a nice village with typical fish restaurants, will be able to see the fishermen bring in the catch of the day and also visit the interesting and historical Fort Charles.

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Thank happyjaveller
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Port Royal and the tour guides took us through everthing. It was quite a hot day and because you are outside most of the time, make sure you have sunglasses and sunscreen. I enjoyed it although it felt a little bit too long! Maybe I was just tired!

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Kingston, Jamaica
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This time I took the tour. Without the tour the visit is simple. The tour teaches the history of the area. The buildings. The people. The roads. This time i visited the museum locked at the artifacts. The giddy house wasn't so giddy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I first visited here when I was 13 years old and it was such an exciting feeling...30 years later and I was still excited.

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