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Address: 435 Belgrade Ave, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Phone Number: +1 876-953-1077
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Built during an era of elegance and brutality, Greenwood has retained...

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 local plantation houses, Greenwood survived unscathed during the slave rebellion of Christmas 1831. It still has most of its original furniture including the largest and rarest collection of musical instruments and books in the island.

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A step back into History

Greenwood Great House was brought alive for us by our knowledgeable guide, Thora. Her love for the antiques and artifacts that filled this colonial guest house showed through in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marilyn E
Ottawa, Canada

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Greenwood Great House was brought alive for us by our knowledgeable guide, Thora. Her love for the antiques and artifacts that filled this colonial guest house showed through in each of the stories she told. She contrasted the living conditions of the wealthy Barrett family and their guest with the miserable lot of the plantation slaves. This is a worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here after reading that this might be a more interesting site than the better known Rose Hall. It was a surprise to find ourselves as the only visitors as the parking lot was entirely empty. Approaching the closed gate we were unsure that it was open, we pulled the bell and were soon greeted by a very friendly... More 

Thank souzagar
New York NY
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history you cannot miss a visit to Greenwood. The Great House was the entertaining building of the Barrett Family, parents of the famous poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It is in pretty original shape and inside there are many interesting artifacts.

Thank jamesgoren
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Was very impressed with the condition of this magnificent great house. It took lots of encouragement to get my husband to visit yet "another boring great house" In the end he was impressed with the condition of the home, the many artifacts that tell a beautiful story of the English poet Elizabeth Barrett- Browning. Our tour guide, Thora shared her... More 

2 Thank noproblemSetx
Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I cannot understand why this Great House is not visited by more people. I have visited greenwood several times and each time I am amazed at the authenticity of almost everything, the furniture and other family heirlooms the history of Jamaica, the start of a people and the connection to England that is not apparent in any other Great house... More 

2 Thank shirlou2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We managed to take the wrong road and wondered where we were going but arrived eventually to find the gate locked and no activity. However there was a rope marked "pull" so we did and a large bell clanged loudly so we waited. Our guide, Thora?, came and took us in. We were expecting to find Miss Haversham, it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had read a bit about the great houses in Jamaica which were sugar plantation homes. Few survived. Most were burned during the slave uprising. We were greeted at the gate by a soft spoken gentleman who became our guide and soon learned that he is the owner and that he and his wife have lived there for 39 years.... More 

2 Thank Sandy C
Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived on Oasis of Seas in Falmouth. We had booked our tour via email with Patbailey52@yahoo.com. She is very professional and the pick-up area at the pier very secure. Our driver Sammy was the best we've ever had. The Greenwood Great house is a museum quality home that is lived in by the owners so it is not commercialized... More 

2 Thank Kelly Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Don't be put off by the steep road, or if like me by mistake you took the alternative unpaved and seldom used road, keep going! Greenwood Great House is well worth the effort. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the contents of the house which date from the earliest days of Jamaica's colonial occupation. The furnishings are from Britain, Spain,... More 

4 Thank CFMM59
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Greenwood surpassed all expectations - the location is utterly beautiful with wonderful views from the verandah, almost everything is still original and authentic, despite being occupied by the owners (you wouldn't know unless you were told so). We had a tour guide, Patricia, to ourselves - she really knew her stuff, was very well spoken and gave us a great... More 

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