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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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historical site and food

it has a lot of historical relevance and rich history. nice place to visit, and dont forget the food there. it is good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maurice F
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first, we thought this might not be worth the effort to see when we were in Kingston. But, we are glad we did. It is interesting to learn about the history of the fort and this part of Kingston but was more interesting to learn about the devastating earthquakes that destroyed the fort...history buffs will love this place.

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Thank KS9812016
Kingston, Jamaica
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here a while back and i must say its a good feeling especially when walking in the giddy house. History at its best when Jamaica had a terrible earthquake in 1962 which changed everything and as a child i learned that Port Royal was "the richest and wickedest city in the world".

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Thank hutchinsontamoy21
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it has a lot of historical relevance and rich history. nice place to visit, and dont forget the food there. it is good.

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Thank Maurice F
Grand Turk
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The giddy house is fun to walk around in and genuinely disorienting when you try to stand up straight. Port Royal is steeped in history and the museum , while due for some TLC and spit and polish, is very informative. We found we were taken back to the bad old days when the area was thronged with ships, pirates... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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189 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The group tour included a stop at Fort Charles. Great tour guide helped us organize the walking tour outside then inside the Midwest museum. Port Royal was home to the pirates who - with British permission - preyed on Spanish ships. This made Port Royal the "richest and wickedest city" in the world!

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Thank PapaInternational
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed at the history surrounding Port Royal. This is a must see. The tour guide was captivating in her delivery of the history of port royal and the various roles it played in Jamaican history. The Giddy house was a trip.There was a hugh Cannon on the ground and my mind started to wonder about the military personnel... More 

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Thank Dwight B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A piece of history never before experienced. Our young tour guide was born there and was so eloquent and knowledgeable. If you are squeamish don't go into the Giddy House. That gravitational pull had us walking at a 75 degree angle. It compelled you to. You were walking like a stiff plank only at 70-75 degrees

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Eastampton, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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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Thank Marshall B
Kingston, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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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