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Greenwood Great House

Address: On Rte. A1 | 14 miles east of Montego Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Phone Number: 876-953-1077
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Montego Bay
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had it not been for our knowledgeable driver, we would not have found this wonderful museum. The drive is through meandering streets lined with homes of all sizes, eras and quality. We learned about how the area developed and the different land uses over the centuries. Greenwood House was built by the Barrett family of Great Britain which included the... More 

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is one of the most interesting houses I've ever been to. The furniture and collectibles and interesting and truly unique. It was a great experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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