Rose Hall Great House
Rose Hall Great House
4.5
Historic SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:15 AM - 8:00 PM
About
The greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annee, a beautiful but feisty English girl. Little did John know that his young wife possessed “black magic” powers that would eventually lead to his demise. During her reign as mistress of the plantation, Annee did away with two more husbands and countless lovers. “The White Witch of Rose Hall” has fascinated generations, and even today, there are those who claim to see Annee passing through the Great House. A candle-lit evening tour of the Rose Hall Great House is a must for visitors to Montego Bay. Your guided exploration of the former home of Jamaica’s White Witch, Annee Palmer, includes captivating and chilling stories of love, murder and mystery skillfully told by knowledgeable guides. You’re sure to feel goose bumps as these eerie tales come to life in this grand estate, where ghost sightings have been reported over the years. Tours also give historic insight into this grandest of Jamaican great houses, now beautifully restored with 18th-century decor and antiques. To conclude this fascinating adventure, you can visit the dungeon, now transformed into a tavern called Annee’s Pub. Many visitors find that the famous rum cocktail, known as “Witches Brew” helps banish the spirits of ghosts or black magic they sense still lingering in the mansion.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Nancy K
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Complicated past of this beautiful place
    It was.very interesting. This former sugar plantation has a history of how mistreated the slaves were The mistress of the house was responsible for the deaths of her husbands. Our guide was delightful and loved giving details of the house. We would have liked exploring the grounds more.
    Hi Valued Customer, Thank you for sharing your review of the Rose Hall Great House Tour with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted you found the tour informative.
    Written 1 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Rosa M
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Really enjoyed it. Lovely tour guide. Stories of Annie and local history really fascinating. Gift shop reasonable price with nice staff. Photography can be skipped. Just to warn not easy to walk there. Strongly encourage to get taxi/drive.
    Hi Valued Customer, Thank you for sharing your review of the Rose Hall Great House Haunted Night Tour with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour.
    Written 26 June 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • David D
    Dixon, Missouri261 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Trip for some History
    Every vacation my wife tells me I need to learn something, so this was one of the "somethings" for this trip. The tour is really nice, some great history, great antiques, and a great story of Annie. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The house itself is an amazing structure but it's the history that is the real star in my opinion. Also, the views are beyond amazing! It's worth a trip out if you are in the area, I really did enjoy it.
    Hi Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review of the Rose Hall Great House Tour with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour and the views of the house. The staff will be congratulated on a job well done. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • juice_17
    Derby, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awful, awful, awful….
    …in the best possible way. We did the tour at night as “something a bit different”. It was great! We booked through Tui and got transfers there and back, but if you’re in the Mo Bay Area it would be just as easy to grab a taxi I would have thought. As soon as we parked up and got off the bus, it was eerie straight away! The staff were lovely all throughout - shout out to our guide Chanelle!! She was brilliant! The tour of the house itself would have been amazing on its own, but all the added “extras” along the way made it! I’ve never screamed and sweated so much at once! 😂 Lots of very tragic history that you’ll learn along the way! Tip - if you are going at night, wear decent shoes, it’s pitch dark in the gardens and uneasy under foot.
    Hi Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review of the Rose Hall Great House Haunted Night Tour with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour. Chanelle and the rest of the team will be congratulated on a job well done.
    Written 28 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 November 2023
  • jgemza
    Whitesboro, New York460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Landmark needs some repair.
    Toured the house and grounds of this old and updated landmark. It has a long history of families and questionable accidents or killings on the property. The update was remarkable over 60 years ago and worth a visit. Nevertheless, the building is in need of some maintenance and repair. A nice stop for us on our tour.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 January 2024
  • KerryFlorin
    Cape Town Central, South Africa11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommended!
    We were so pleased to have done this tour. Shana was a truly wonderful guide and told us all the gripping stories associated with Rose Hall. Possibly because we went at midday (a quiet time) we were fortunate enough to be given a private tour which made it very special. We were absolutely fascinated by the rich history, not only of Rose Hall but also of the wider area as well as the brutal slave trade, the plantations and Great Houses, and of Jamaican culture. We learnt SO much. We left with a lot to reflect on and talk about. Don't just sit on the beach, GO TO ROSE HALL!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 February 2024
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Siva N
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was an interesting tour with a well prepared guide. The horror stories were explained well. We had few spare hours to spend that day instead of staying on the beach, and it turned out to be a good trip.
Written 23 February 2024
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sara p
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the best tours I’ve ever been on! For those who are from the UK, scarefest has nothing on Rose Hall!
It’s impossible to not be scared!
The tour is steeped in history and although it’s a haunted night tour you still hear a lot about history, if you want more history and facts then the day tour would maybe suit you better.
We took our 11yr old and he didn’t manage it so be aware it is scary and possibly not suited for under 12yrs although the husband was just as scared lol.
The property and grounds are breathtaking and definitely have the wow factor.
It’s a must for anyone visiting Montego Bay Area.
Sophia our tour guide was so knowledgeable and really made the whole experience amazing!

Please do ensure you take cash to leaves tip for the actors as they did an amazing job.
Written 10 February 2024
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KerryFlorin
Cape Town Central, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were so pleased to have done this tour. Shana was a truly wonderful guide and told us all the gripping stories associated with Rose Hall. Possibly because we went at midday (a quiet time) we were fortunate enough to be given a private tour which made it very special. We were absolutely fascinated by the rich history, not only of Rose Hall but also of the wider area as well as the brutal slave trade, the plantations and Great Houses, and of Jamaican culture. We learnt SO much. We left with a lot to reflect on and talk about. Don't just sit on the beach, GO TO ROSE HALL!
Written 10 February 2024
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Elmwood C
Alexandria, MN42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A very interesting and informative tour of the home of Johnny and June Carter Cash they had in Jamaica. A lot of history, left just as it was when they last lived there. The tour guide was great and we thouroughly enjoyed it. Whether you are a big fan or not, it is worthwhile and very affordable.
Written 4 February 2024
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Donald R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The type was amazing really enjoyed myself, and our tour guide Sophie was amazing. She was fun of information and made the tour much better.
Written 4 February 2024
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Hal Kirkop, Malta1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We loved the night experience at Rose Hall! It was nothing like we did before and the staff are incredibly talented and knowledgeable! Shout out to Sofia who diligently yet in a fun (spooky) manner led is around the house!
Written 4 February 2024
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Jennifer O
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We were so excited to go on this tour, and it was one of 2 must do's on our 10-day Jamaica vacation. We booked a 6:30pm tour online and booked our private taxi to arrive just after 6pm. 3 stars only given because while the tour itself was amazing and the guide was incredible, when we arrived 15mins before our scheduled tour, we were rushed to join a waiting tour and under the breathe statements of us being "late" were made, including the Rose Hall staff towards our taxi driver. Not sure why they made a 6pm tour group wait for the 6:30pm tour group to arrive and then insult and make the 6:30pm group feel 'aways'. We arrived 15 mins early and were made to feel like we holding up the group. Not cool. I also felt like because they made us join the earlier booked time of 6pm, the number of people included was too many to even fit inside the rooms. The tour and guide were amazing. The scheduling staff and frontline people were not.
Written 2 February 2024
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jgemza
Whitesboro, NY460 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Toured the house and grounds of this old and updated landmark. It has a long history of families and questionable accidents or killings on the property. The update was remarkable over 60 years ago and worth a visit. Nevertheless, the building is in need of some maintenance and repair. A nice stop for us on our tour.
Written 30 January 2024
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WanderingFarmer
Payson, UT418 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
History of the old plantations here at the Rose House. A nice tour to see the old mansion and grounds. Our guide was very knowledgeable but sometimes hard to hear with the noisy floor boards throughout the house.
Written 22 January 2024
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Written 25 January 2024
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Katie C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This was an incredible tour! Without spoiling too much, very very cool and spooky! Lots of history and the place was beautiful. They do such an incredible job with the grounds, and the restoration of the house is stunning. HUGE shoutout to Kaila, she was the best tour guide! She did such an incredible job interacting with us and she was the sweetest! Definitely recommend this tour!
Written 15 January 2024
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Hi Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your review of the Rose Hall Great House Tour with our Trip Advisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed the tour. Kalia will be congratulated on a job well done. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 25 January 2024
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