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Greenwood Great House

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Built during an era of elegance and brutality, Greenwood has retained the atmosphere of the 19th century and continues to capture the imagination of its visitors. The house was built by the Barretts of Wimpole Street London in 1800. Unique among...more
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435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-953-1077
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All reviews musical instruments elizabeth barrett browning great house step back in time view from the balcony plantation era current owners jamaican history colonial past famous poet interesting pieces incredible collection present owners original artifacts historical house on display well worth the effort
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very wonderful experience and well worth the visit, albeit a little pricey. The added cool factor is that people still live there. The tour was fantastic and artifacts shown were amazing. Our tour guide was awesome and provided a very unique and...More

Thank JimboCanucks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property sits atop the mountain with spectacular views from the veranda on upper level. The space contains many elaborate objects that reflect over-indulgence for the family such as custom buttons and antique musical machines. There's a wooden plug and other objects found in the...More

Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a Great House to visit. I would go to this place after the others so as to not be disappointed.

Thank mwk0331
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We’ve been on the south coast for the last few days, visiting the beautiful Treasure Beach (completely tranquil) then up to Mo Bay to visit Greenwood Great House, which was owned by the Barrett family who made a fortune from sugar plantations across Jamaica, owning...More

1  Thank amandad179
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Greeted with a great big smile by an informative and interested guide who clearly knew the house and its history well. A beautiful house full of many original artifacts including ancient music players and instruments. The current resident owners have invested their love and attention...More

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Visited the Greenwood Great House and had a great history lesson and tour by our guide Patricia. The home of the Barratts Family and the tour guide had good knowledge of the history of the house. History was not the best of time but the...More

1  Thank thetraveller782017
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Well-curated tour. They had many pieces and artifacts and allowed pictures of the inside as well as the outside. From the upper balcony you have such a great view of the shoreline you can see the curve of the Earth. It's incredible! I'd love to...More

2  Thank Randi C
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This tour provided us with an overall history lesson of Jamaica. It was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable. Overall, it was a good experience.

1  Thank ealittlejohn
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The house is probably best known for being built by the Barrett family, who in turn is best known in America for its daughter, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but like most other groups and associations in history, there's a lot more to the story. Without telling...More

2  Thank John D
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Kind of weird out of the way spot. We went on a very nice tour given by Patricia...a lot of strange old family connected items..relatives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's,so it was kind of cool.

1  Thank Bellaluna64
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28 October 2018|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
A taxi from the port in the easiest way. You can arrange in advance. Several listed on trip advisor or find one when you are there. Ensure they are registered taxi drivers and negotiate the round trip rate in advance of... More
28 October 2016|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in touring the house. Taxi fares vary -- would recommend getting in touch with JUTA for contact information for a taxi driver. There are no taxis on site so if you hire a driver, they would have to... More
18 July 2015|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
We are located on the border of St. James and Trelawny about fifteen miles from Montego Bay and seven miles from Falmouth. Coming from Montego Bay, turn right into Greenwood and look for signs for Greenwood Great House. We... More