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Greenwood Great House

On Rte. A1 | 14 miles east of Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica
876-953-1077
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Montego Bay
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Home once belonging to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cousin, this home is now a museum that...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/day tour
Owner description: Home once belonging to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cousin, this home is now a museum that displays antique musical instruments and furniture.
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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Our cruise port stop in Falmouth Jamaica, allowed for a 4-5 hour stay and we made the most of it. We try to not use on-ship tours as we hate to wait for the inconsiderate, and hate to pass an off the beaten path attraction without our option to visit. So after docking we bypassed the closed-in port stores and... More 

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Jamaica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I always recommend Greenwood Great House to my guests who are travelers from all over the world. The journey to get there can be a little arduous, but, once there it is completely worth the effort. The tour is guided by well informed persons who take the visitor through the seventeenth and eighteenth century Jamaica plantation experience. Identifying with ease... More 

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Just 10 minutes from the eastern MoBay hotel strip, Greenwood is well worth the visit. Unlike Rose Hall, which depends upon the Annie Palmer legend and is a bit of a tourist trap, you are quite likely to tour Greenwood in an intimate small group. The owners welcomed us as we were the first tour of the day at 9... More 

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Beacon, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I visited here on a sweltering Saturday morning and had the entire estate to myself. The road to the manor house was, as someone has put it, terrible. However, since I wasn't driving, I wasn't in the least bit phased by the poor quality of the road. The house, from the outside, does admittedly look a bit run down but... More 

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

too pricey , staff unfriendly, the ambiance was not romantic it wasn't even flattering. Our waiter did not look pleased and we heard from another couple that their waitress was not eager to assist until her husband handed the waitress a $20.00 tip. the food was average all in all it was not a good eat or experience.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My group toured this house and I really enjoyed it. Owner of the house was the guide and he told us that the house is over 200 years old, it was the residence of Richard Barrett, cousin of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Elizabeth herself never visited Jamaica, but her family was one of the largest landholders. Her father owned lots... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are history buff, this is a definite tour for you; the house also has an huge verandah where you can sit and enjoy the view while feeling a nice breeze. The owners/tour guides were very friendly and informative.

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woodstock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Everything was original.Nothing has been restored.The guide was great. It was interesting to see how the rich lived back then. Unfortunately there few visitors and this estate will need work in the future.The tour was worth the money.

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Oliva, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Indeed this is a must to understand how the British wealth was accumulated. Beautiful grounds. The guides were very knowledgeable a thoroughly enlightening tour. Some fine furniture and musical instruments. Fantastic vistas to Falmouth, another historic port...but you need to root out the 18th C buildings.

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Mt Airy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful old house to visit. We visited Rose Hall in the morning and then Greenwood in the afternoon. My group far preferred Greenwood as it was so much more authentic. The antiques, particularly the musical instruments were fascinating and the long verandah with incredible views was so peaceful. Yes the road leading up to the house is... More 

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