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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

So I’m not into visiting these sort of places...but this is brilliant...make this the first thing you do in Montego Bay... One of the most incredible stories in history and preserved exactly how it would have been ...thankyou .

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited in the evening. Definitely gave the kids a fright, I may have liked to check out the architecture more than they did though! (if you do - suggest a day trip). Interesting/disturbing story which may not really be kid friendly, but then neither...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour was amazing. If you're up for history, enlightenment and a little adventure... Do the night tour. Our tour guide Christina was awesome! The bottled torches lighting the compounds of the great house brings a surreal feel of the 1800s. Its different, its a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tour the great house that believe to be haunted by ghost of past residents. There are tours day and night. But if your heart is up to it take the night on. You may have to opportunity of touring at night when the rain is...More

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been wanting to do this for years now and I'm happy I got the chance. The tour was great, had alot of shock factors so even if you are not a believer in the paranormal, you'd still get a fright. And the tour guide...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rose Hall Great House is a huge estate we visited it on our way to Dunn’s River Falls from Montego Bay.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on an evening tour, staff is friendly, interesting history. Some guests did not follow instructions and staff had to reprimand people, can't blame the staff if some people won't follow instructions, staff did a great job.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Ricardo, was great! He made the tour so enjoyable. So much interesting history. Very informative and entertaining..and scary!

Thank liccie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was neat but didn't take very long! The tour guide was very informative! I think the tour at night would have been better! It was a one time thing but would not go for a second time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An insightful look into the horrors of slavery, and the resilience of the Jamaican spirit. Really fun tour, but not for the faint of heart!

Thank Joshua T
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kydizzle
20 July 2018|
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Response from hurricane-thea | Reviewed this property |
The drive from Falmoth to Montego Bay is about 30 mins. To navigste through Falmoth to Rose Hall which is before u reach Montego bay plan for 30mins. Enjoy your visit!!!
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kpierre2015
10 February 2018|
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Response from Lilla_bj | Reviewed this property |
Hi, tour is not long 30-45 minutes max. But it’s nice experience. Sea is very close but it’s all resorts at the bottom so you would need to go to Montego Bay to Doctor’s Cave Beach which is 10 minutes drive drive from Rose... More
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AuntLorie
18 January 2018|
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Response from FnRBrian | Reviewed this property |
It would depend on the time of travel. Early morning in Montego can be challenging as far as travel. I know coming into Montego from the east in the morning is an exercise in extreme patience. Not sure how it is coming from... More
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