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Rose Hall Great House
Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House

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Rose Hall Road, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876 953 2323
http://www.rosehall.com/
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The construction of Rose Hall Great House began in 1778 and took 12 years to complete. It was once a sprawling 6,521 plantation complete with 2,000 slaves. One resident, Annie Palmer, took slaves as ... Read more
lovers and killed them when she was done. She was killed in 1831, and most people claim the house is haunted by her ghost. It is now a museum, so you can visit and see where this eerie story started. Walk through this Georgian mansion and get a taste of its history. If you are one of the brave, you can go on a night tour, which features a re-enactment of the horrific events that occurred there.

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The Rose Hall Great House is steeped in history. From its glory days of one of the top sugar plantations on the island to a more storied past being the home of the infamous Annie Palmer, the White Witch of Rose Hall. There is a daily tour and a nightly tour for you more adventurous guests.

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Kissimmee

Rose Hall was a trip into the time of Colonial Jamaica when slavery was prominent. The tour of the Great House was very informative and shows the luxury and prestige of the owners from producing sugar. The legend of Annie Palmer is well known on the island. The view from the top of the hill was amazing.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

A visit to the Seville Heritage Park, a protected national heritage treasure, takes you on a tour of Jamaica's history from the time of the first inhabitants through the settlements of the Spanish, the English, and the African and their respective journeys.

Tour the ruins of a fortified Spanish castle, a Spanish artisan workshop, and a Spanish Church. Walk through the restored Seville Great House built by the British in Georgian tradition, stand on its verandah and admire the garden or enjoy a horse back trail tour of the grounds.
The Great House is still a major player in Jamaica’s social scene today as it hosts an annual traditional dance and music festival every April and a National Mento Yard, celebrating Jamaica’s heritage and history every October.

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Austin, Texas

This was a gorgeous property with a lot of interesting history. The rum, the nearby golf course (white witch) and the resort were all impressive.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

One of the monuments to British Colonial rule is this mighty mansion.
The British built some grand halls in Jamaica out of the enormous profits from exportation of sugar, rum and indigo in that colony. This place is really a museum to that form of 18th and 19th Century aristocratic decadance. Dimensions of everthing are smaller than we are used to...300 yaers ago, people were smaller! This place has wonderful planting and grounds but it smells a bit musty and decayed inside. Grand and sad at the same time.

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Toronto, Canada

Another one of those 'must visit' locations in JA. If you're a fan of colonial history you'll enjoy the tour and the grounds. Definitely something for the history buffs...

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Livingston, New Jersey

Historical site
Learn about sugar plantation life

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If you are in Montego Bay Rose Hall is nice a place to remember

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Richmond, Virginia
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Balfour Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
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