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Address: 435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Built during an era of elegance and brutality, Greenwood has retained the...

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 local plantation houses, Greenwood survived unscathed during the slave rebellion of Christmas 1831. It still has most of its original furniture including the largest and rarest collection of musical instruments and books in the island.

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We were the only two people there so the tour was leisurely, informative and truly original. The house contains several priceless pieces and working musical instruments which we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
alisonmariem
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Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were the only two people there so the tour was leisurely, informative and truly original. The house contains several priceless pieces and working musical instruments which we had never seen before. The balcony provides a magnificent panoramic view and tranquility.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this house as part of an excellent tour from our cruise ship. As the road to the house was very steep we were pleased we weren't driving but were on a bus! I was particularly interested because the house had been owned by the the family of Elizabeth Barrett-Browning who is a favourite English poet of mine! Elizabeth... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

If you are in Montego Bay and looking to learn a little history of the great plantation houses in Jamaica, this is the better choice than Rose Hall Great House. It sits at the top of a hill, up a poorly maintained road (typical of Jamaica) and contains many artifacts which were original to the house. The tour is fairly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We stopped by Rose Hall Great House, which was en route, and saw busloads of tourists there. When we arrived at Greenwood, we were the only visitors and had a personal tour from the owner, who has lived there since 1976. His knowledge about the old house and its many antiques made this a fascinating tour. The house itself is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Greenwood great house is one of oldest great house in jamaica that haven't been burnt down..because they had some of the best bukki masters in those days.. The bukki masters was kind and caring to the slaves that's is why the slaves didn't burned down the Greenwood great house..very historical and informative place ..greenwood at the border of trelawny and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

If you want a break from the beach or pool and have one hour to spare for a trip back in time, Greenwood Great House is highly recommended. A very knowledgeable guide gives a thorough tour of the interior of the house. An incredible collection of artifacts, art, furnishings, and musical instruments -- many of which are in working condition.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A great way to get an idea how life was back in the days at least for the rich people. But also gives you a glimpse into the life of the servants. Loved the musical instruments and the view. Our guide was a bit hectic.. we would have loved to ask many more questions.

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Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lovely place to visit but the tour guide was quite monotone and was mainly explaining the exhibits rather than giving us a history of the house , the people, and the impact of slavery on the area which is what we had expected the tour to be about

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Detroit
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of the Greenwood Great House - we liked it better than Rose Hall. The furnishings were varied and lovely. The tour gave us a good idea of what life was like in that era.

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Winkler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

loved this tour, great tour guide she was funny and also made the tour light and fun. the artifacts are amazing, the great house is worth seeing for any age

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