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Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Activities: People-watching
Description: Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and...
Cobblestone square in Montego Bay named after national hero Sam Sharpe and featuring the Cage, which used to be a jail for runaway slaves.
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Excellent museum staff!!

My two teenage sons and I visited this museum and art gallery, and the church up the block where Sam Sharpe ministered. The square was very busy with schoolchildren on lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jeff33388
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My two teenage sons and I visited this museum and art gallery, and the church up the block where Sam Sharpe ministered. The square was very busy with schoolchildren on lunch break, street vendors and a small fruit market across the street. We did let an older gentleman "guide" us to both the Sam Sharpe and the Anglican church (steel... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It was a rainy day so we decided to hit the downtown area for a different scene. We took a taxi from the resort for usd 60 return. We told the driver we wanted to see the Sam sharpe square, do a bit of shopping and see a museum. He took us to what we now know as hip strip... More 

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alfreton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

After a cruise on the mainland we stopped in Montego Bay before catching our flight back to the UK. At the port along with many other people, we followed the signs to get a "shuttle bus" into the centre of the town. After a few miles it emerged that this was a tour bus which was going to take us... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This area definitely deserves a stop- the history is beautiful, although it did smell like urine from the previous night- learning about what Sam Sharpe did for the slaves in Jamaica is remarkable

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Big part of Jamaican history. A must see. There's alot you don't hear or see of the locals and if you go to the Square you will see a lot of history

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Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Like others say, not much to see and not sure all the hassle is worth a quick trip. We decided to walk into town from our resort on the HipStrip, big mistake. As we got within the downtown area, a "friendly" local out of no where, just started talking to us and walking with us. We tried to shake him,... More 

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sacramento california
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Love the atmosphere here.. Food clothes music movies all in one spot. The statue is beautifully made n the history markers are spot on...

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Springfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Sam Sharpe Square is part of the Convention Center. The area was under construction and therefore we simply drove by for pictures.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you are interested in feeling the very essence of Jamaican local culture, then this location is a must visit. Be very careful of motorists!

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Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a historical point in the middle of the city and is well traversed by locals and traffic. The Main things to see are the statues of the Hero Samuel Sharpe and also the exhibitions in the civic center from the days of slavery. This should just be a quick walk through spot or even a drive by.

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