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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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US$60.00*
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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 3 weeks ago
Nancy T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Nosipiwo N
Kingston, Jamaica
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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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Thank A M
Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The legacy of the age of the pirates is not really alive in Jamaica My impression is that this is not the history of the majority of Jamaicans : their forefathers grew up on the plantations If you want to learn more about Henri Morgan and his era this museum is a must I have hisited a few times the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The drive is beautiful and scenic. If you like taking pictures, please take your cameras. The restaurant is good with a great sea view. My husband and I enjoy lunch in this area. If you enjoy savoring the local meals this is the place to have lunch and enjoy the scenic drive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Once known as the most wicked city in the world Port Royal holds so much of Jamaica's history. As you enter the town there are signs of that earthquake that happened over 100 years ago and the locals there are all willing to share both facts and stories past down from their fore parents. This place is just simply amazing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I spent my mornign before my flight out at Port Royal because its close to the Kingston airport. It is a world heritage site and rightfully so. Keep in mind that Port Royal was named the "Wicked City" all those years ago and not much has changed in that respect. It's not a nice place to visit. You will not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting afternoon learning about the history of Port Royal.. Ideal for children and the Giddy room is just awesome!

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