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Address: Montego Bay, Jamaica
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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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We visited as part of a tour. Very busy right in centre of mobay..important history to understand. Drive out was past a huge local food market.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
jedi1962
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was able to show my son one of the Jamaican heros... I showed pics on the net before our holiday was good to show he Sam Sharpe's statue....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove to town and spotted the square and gave our children a historically lesson on slavery. He had a big role in the Christmas Rebellions of 1831 he urged slaves not to work on Christmas Day. This quickly turned violent with several plantation's/ farms being burned and lots of colonialists being killed. Due to this hundreds of slaves were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We drove by this important part of history, however we unfortunately did not have time to stop. Our driver explained this used to be a jailhouse, there are statues of Sam Sharpe and his followers. Definitely worth the visit.

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Thank Beatriz A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

It was very business the local rush hour but very very very informative and educational. You saw the cage where the slave were held for auctioning. Later becoming a jail. Then it's the statues of the Jamaican Heros.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We visited as part of a tour. Very busy right in centre of mobay..important history to understand. Drive out was past a huge local food market.

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Studley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were staying at a local resort, but had our own car, so took quite a few trips out, including one into local MoBay. The square is typically chaotic, colourful and noisy. The statue of Sam Sharpe and his followers is well worth the visit as he changed the history of the island and sadly paid the price for it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

on my way from Marta Brae I asked the Juta taxi to take there and around, took some pics and read the story. do not misses this.

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Fall River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Be sure to check out downtown mobay when visiting. Sam Sharpe Square is right in the centre of it all

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Sam Sharpe Square . You get to see the statues. Which is nice read about the culture of them and there history . But town is always crowded and lots of pick pockets . Easy access to taxi for 24 hours. Lots of stores and persons selling on the street too. But you better hold your bag close to your... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

This Square was erected to remember Jamaica;s National Hero Sam Sharpe. He was the slave leader during the Jamaican Baptist War slave rebellion of 1832.

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