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Greenwood Great House

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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...more
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435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-953-1077
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted with a great big smile by an informative and interested guide who clearly knew the house and its history well. A beautiful house full of many original artifacts including ancient music players and instruments. The current resident owners have invested their love and attention...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Greenwood Great House and had a great history lesson and tour by our guide Patricia. The home of the Barratts Family and the tour guide had good knowledge of the history of the house. History was not the best of time but the...More

Thank thetraveller782017
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Well-curated tour. They had many pieces and artifacts and allowed pictures of the inside as well as the outside. From the upper balcony you have such a great view of the shoreline you can see the curve of the Earth. It's incredible! I'd love to...More

1  Thank Randi C
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This tour provided us with an overall history lesson of Jamaica. It was very informative and the guide was very knowledgeable. Overall, it was a good experience.

Thank ealittlejohn
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The house is probably best known for being built by the Barrett family, who in turn is best known in America for its daughter, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but like most other groups and associations in history, there's a lot more to the story. Without telling...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Kind of weird out of the way spot. We went on a very nice tour given by Patricia...a lot of strange old family connected items..relatives of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's,so it was kind of cool.

Thank Bellaluna64
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was the place to go to get away from the crowds and to learn about the history of Jamaica. Our taxi driver didn't know where it was, which we thought was a good sign if we wanted to avoid the typical tourist areas. This...More

Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 4 March 2018

awesome tourist attraction with lots of history. the owners have definately kept up the appearances and continue to find artifacts that belong to the house. a definate must see!!

1  Thank bummerscat4
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fascinating look into the colonial past of Jamaica. The owners have kept the place looking much like it did in the 18th Century. Great Museum with interesting artefacts including very old; but still working barrel and plate organs. Plus a great view from the balcony.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Feb 2018 Greenwood Great House was included with the cruise. Worth the drive up the mountain. Wonderful 180 degree vista from the veranda. You must see the oldest upright crank phonograph player and all the brass "records". The owners were present while the tours went...More

Thank Sandy M
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28 October 2016|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in touring the house. Taxi fares vary -- would recommend getting in touch with JUTA for contact information for a taxi driver. There are no taxis on site so if you hire a driver, they would have to... More
19 July 2015|
Response from Rachel B | Property representative |
We are located on the border of St. James and Trelawny about fifteen miles from Montego Bay and seven miles from Falmouth. Coming from Montego Bay, turn right into Greenwood and look for signs for Greenwood Great House. We... More
25 February 2015|
Response from historyfanatic99 |
Taxi is the best way - the house is quite far from the A1 main highway and so I suggest that the taxi wait for you. Tour is about 45min but leave about 1 hour. Last week when I was there the cost was USD$20. The credit... More