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“Devon House Kingston Experience”
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Devon House
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$49.00*
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Devon House Mansion Tour with Ice Cream from Kingston
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The 19th century home of George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in the Caribbean, Devon House presents a unique and extraordinary opportunity for multiple experiences in a center of excellence in the city of Kingston, Jamaica. It combines heritage, park facilities, restaurants and shopping for the best of what is authentically Jamaican. Here, the arts, education and entertainment co-exist to give Jamaicans and Tourists alike a space that appeals to all senses.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The grounds of Devon House are free to enter with a fee payable to tour the House (Open Mon - Fri ONLY).

The Courtyard offers a variety of tourist shops, food outlets and restaurants. Fantastic ice cream and Patties attracts both tourists and local residents. As with many tourists spots there is a premium price for most of the food, gifts and items available from the shops.

The fields are utilised by families and groups and the atmosphere is friendly.

HOWEVER during our recent visit we were stopped from taking pictures with an SLR camera, apparently the use of compact or camera phones is allowed but not 'professional' equipment. I am sorry but a tourist attraction that does not allow photography by visitors in the grounds is ridiculous.

Worth a visit BUT leave your camera at home!

Thank Andybeet2012
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Here's where you caeas, can enjoy the spectacular Blue Mountain Coffee, Teas, and traditional jerk flavored foods. My husband and I loved it because it is surrounded by unique gift stores with handcrafted pottery, books, gifts, and HOMEMADE ice cream. A great side trip and safe--Kingston can be dicey for "obvious" tourists.

Thank SeeSpring
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The atmosphere is relaxing and each shop is unique. I have had a picnic with a group of friends, went their to study or to teach and it is always fun to visit.

Thank Georgia M
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

i was rob by gunmen here on a very special night.there security should be tightened up whether day or night.people need to feel comfortable in their surrounding.places like these i wouldnt expect such things to happen.

5  Thank Drucilla T
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The mood is serene and genuine but the ice cream is the best in the caribbean so people are willing to wait an hour for it

Thank Junior D
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