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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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Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for the nighttime white witch tour and were surprised but, it was a fun outing and we only wished we could have stopped at the bar first before the tour.

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 3 days ago

I would definitely recommend the night tour - Curly was our Guide and was amazing. Terrible history of the atrocities that took place when slaves were kept there. The building itself is beautiful and very haunted...

Thank JandLBurlingtonON
Reviewed 5 days ago

i loved touring this historic haunted house. The architecture is lovely, the interior is decorated in period furniture, the grounds are maintained with a fantastic view. Our tour guide, Latoya, was a great narrator and answered our questions. I noticed she did not step out...More

Thank annmariefl2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the night tour and was let down. Normally, there are no more than 18 people per tour. Our tour had 33 which was way to many. Two busses came at the same time so they stuck us all to together. Way to crowded!!...More

Thank gingertwist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The legend of the white witch! Definately do the night tour. It was awesome! We are still talking about it. Definately not for small children.

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rose hall great house is just fantastic. I also love the view at the golf course, excellent staff and ambiance.

Thank Lamur G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of us were skeptical with the idea of this visit. We made the night tour. We got really scared not only because of the performance of the Guide and the actors, but also because of history of this house. This tour is really worth...More

Thank bgkarine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved having a tour of this Great House and hearing the history of it! Might scare very young children but we enjoyed seeing the house and hearing the tale of the murders! My only negative was the house could have been a little cleaner...very dusty!

1  Thank CappyEastNewMarketMd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must while in Jamaica. The house is stunning, the night tour/ghost tour was so scary and so much fun. The guide, Leroy, was amazing and very knowledgeable about the house and the history. Highly recommend this!!

Thank nfarrell2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the history of this plantation interesting. The tour is relatively short compared to other plantation tours in the US. Our group was a bit too large so it was hard to hear what our guide was saying. And it moves a little too...More

1  Thank CarolynE1234
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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!!
14 April 2017|
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Response from Klbliss | Reviewed this property |
Visa friendly.
27 March 2017|
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Response from Kit S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a baby to the day tour, no issue at all, well worth seeing this great mansion!! Agree with others in saying only do it on the day tour though. I have been on both and the night tour would not mesh well with... More