We toured to the great house in October 2012.
Our guide met us as soon as we were dropped off. Upon entering the great house, we felt a mix of emotion. The mansion and grounds are very beautiful and historic, with an incredible view of the sea. It is also place where so many horrible things happened in the past. It was very humbling to hear the stories of the 2,000 slaves that once were forced to work there.
Seeing a large bear trap (not used for bears as there are no bears in Jamaica) is just an example of one of the disturbing things you will see here - still a very important piece of history that we feel needs to be shared with people today.
We do not believe in the supernatural, but this place did feel creepy. Walking into Annie's bedroom gave me goosebumps. It also felt uneasy walking onto the balcony where Annie would have stood when she was overlooking her slaves working on the plantation.
The guide told many interesting stories about Annie, the slaves, and her lovers. The tour lasted and hour, and we enjoyed it very much. While we waited for our driver we took some pictures on the property, and had a drink in the tavern downstairs.
Just before we left, my teenage daughter wanted a picture taken beside Annie's grave. As soon as I was about to take the photo, the batteries feel out of the camera onto the ground! We all smiled and thought maybe Annie didn't want her photo taken!
This tour exceeded our expectations. We would highly reccomend this tour.
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