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Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-953-2323
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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.
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Hours Today: 09:15 - 17:00, 18:30 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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+1 876-953-2323
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"annie palmer"
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"white witch"
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"haunted house"
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"haunted tour"
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"interesting history"
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"great tour"
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"ghost stories"
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Reviewed yesterday

Get there early to avoid the cruise tours and school groups!! Small groups with a tour guide, very informative and astonishing stories! Many of the stories involved brutal treatment of slaves, murdering 3 husbands, ghosts, dying at the hands of a slave lover-- there were...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed yesterday

I had my wedding at the Rose Hall Great House on April 5th and it was the most beautiful venue I've seen! My guests also loved it as well. I've been to the Great house 2x before to scoop it out (i did a tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great night tour. Our tour guide Sophia made it scary but fun at the same time and you learned a lot of history about Annie Palmer. Also the staff did a good job at scaring us.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour of Rose Hall, so much great history with the home—and such creepy mysterious history at that! There were lots of spooks and scares along the way with actors playing the roles of the White Witch, Tacu, etc. They put on...More

Thank trev828
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Reviewed 3 days ago

beautiful place, period furnishings, gorgeous grounds, informative tour. we went during the day and didn't see/hear any ghosts :) but it was a fun place to visit.

Thank paju1452
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on the night tour with our two children 10 & 12. It was a great way to see the house and get some history all whilst being entertained by Andre and the ghosts! We jumped a lot, there may have been a few...More

Thank wendydavies
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I did the haunted night tour with our 7 and 10 year old children. I will say that my children love to be scared and had a great time, but if you have children who do not like scares, the night tour...More

Thank pix10
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the evening tour of the Rose Hall Great House last week. Our tour guide, Sophia, was great! The tour was very entertaining and very informative. It was interesting to see the architecture of the house and to learn of the “white witch”....More

Thank Hummingbird33
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely, stately lady. Haunted? Who knows? But it is a great look at how ancestors lived and how amazing these plantation homes can be.

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took at tour of the Rose Hall Great House while staying just down the road at the Hyatt Zilara. We love to take tours while on vacation and this tour did not disappoint. We took our tour at 9 a.m. We...More

Thank SJA in PA
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kpierre2015
10 February 2018|
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Response from Lilla_bj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, tour is not long 30-45 minutes max. But it’s nice experience. Sea is very close but it’s all resorts at the bottom so you would need to go to Montego Bay to Doctor’s Cave Beach which is 10 minutes drive drive from Rose... More
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AuntLorie
17 January 2018|
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Response from FnRBrian | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of travel. Early morning in Montego can be challenging as far as travel. I know coming into Montego from the east in the morning is an exercise in extreme patience. Not sure how it is coming from... More
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kutepanda
29 April 2017|
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Response from RoseHallDevelopments | Property representative |
Its a 10 minute walk which is close enough. In the daytime when the sun is really hot that makes it a bit harder. Well worth the walk!!
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