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Rose Hall Great House
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Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Rose Hall
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Second time here and learn so much about the history of this place. The grounds are peaceful and beautiful. Learn about the way the slaves were treated so bad and the children had to work just as hard. Staff are so friendly.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lynne M
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RoseHallDevelopments, Digital Marketing Team at Rose Hall Great House, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

We are extremely happy that you decided to spend your time with us for a second time! On behalf of Management and Staff, Thank you for choosing us as we know you have several entertainment options.

Our staff will be congratulated for making you feel welcomed and comfortable and we are pleased to know you learned so much about the History of Rose Hall, The Great House and The White Witch.

Thank you for sharing your reviews with the TripAdvisor Community! We look forward to hosting you again for a third time!!!

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited while on honeymoon , the history was sad , however haunted house rolepalh was sort of scary and funny at the same time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cb202020
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RoseHallDevelopments, Digital Marketing Team at Rose Hall Great House, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of our Management and Staff, Thank you for taking the time out to share your reviews with us and the TripAdvisor community. We appreciate and value your feedback as we are always looking to improve and enhance our services.

We are aware that you have several entertainment options to choose from and we thank you for choosing Rose Hall.

We do hope that the sad history of the house did not detract from your overall experience with us and look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Our group of friends/family toured Rose Hall as a part of a cruise tour. We are all history buffs so we loved seeing the home and hearing the stories of Jamaica as well as the crazy people who lived in the house. One of our group members was having some mobility challenges due to a recent fall, so the uneven surfaces and stairs were a little tricky, but our guide was attentive and helpful. Local artists sell beautiful wood carvings and crafts on the grounds, too. Stunning views of the ocean.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ThirstyJane
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RoseHallDevelopments, Digital Marketing Team at Rose Hall Great House, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing our Rose Hall Great House Tours as your premiere choice of entertainment and for learning more about Jamaica's History. We are delighted that your time with us was well spent and beautiful.

To your friends, the 'History buffs' we thank them as well and are pleased everyone enjoyed our tour!

We are pleased to hear as well that our guide was attentive and helpful to the special needs of one of your group members especially with our challenging services. All our staff will be congratulated for their teamwork and job well done!

On behalf of our Management and Staff, Thank you for taking the time out to share your reviews with us and the TripAdvisor community. We appreciate and value your feedback as we are always looking to improve and enhance our services.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and hope next time you'll be able to immerse yourself even more in the full Rose Hall experience!

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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I did the night tour. It's the better of the two tours offered they provided a very interactive and spooky experience. My tour guide Sophia was the best she made it worth every penny. Just be prepared to scream but you will really enjoy yourself.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank caribbeancurly
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RoseHallDevelopments, Digital Marketing Team at Rose Hall Great House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to share your reviews on TripAdvisor, we appreciate your kind words.

We are excited that you had a wonderful experience with us and that you chose us from your many options of entertainment! Sophia will be congratulated on a excellent job done!

We look forward to hosting you again in the future!

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We took this tour while on a Viking Cruise and were so happy we did! The ride here was delightful, the house spectacular! Our guide was wonderful and explained every detail including stories of the witch! The grounds were also beautiful and along one of the paths were some folks selling hand crafted items which were also great. we would definitely recommend this tour of the house.....they also took a photo if you wanted, for purchase, in front of the house and we took one and it is a great souvenir!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank christmas152
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RoseHallDevelopments, Digital Marketing Team at Rose Hall Great House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2018

Dear Valued Guest,

We are delighted that you took a visit to our Rose Hall Great House on your brief stop in Island! On behalf of Management and Staff we express gratitude to you for choosing us from your many options of entertainment.

We appreciate you also taking the time out to share with the TripAdvisor Community, your experience on property.

Our entire team will be congratulated on maintaining their five-star standard in customer service and for making you feel the warmest of Jamaican welcome. Enjoy your souvenir!

We look forward to hosting you again, on your next visit!

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