My husband and I had the pleasure of being accompanied by our own tour guide, who offered quite a bit of information about the history of the house, the hardships and horrors of slavery, as well as the legend or history of Annie Palmer (depending on what you believe concerning her), the White Witch, and Johnny Cash's association with the site. Downstairs there is an inviting bar where White Witch cocktails can be imbibed. If you look her up online, there are conflicting reports as to whether an Ann Palmer associated with Rose Hall even existed! Mrs. Palmer's room upstairs features a gorgeous view onto the sea, and at the large palm trees under which she supposedly had her murdered husbands buried. Nonetheless, I found the tour and the house quite fascinating, with all its period furnishings and Mrs. Palmer's eerie looking grave site, where the tour ended with a "The Ballad of Annie Palmer", written by Johnny Cash, and sung by our tour guide. The only thing that was disruptive to the mood was the noise from a dying smoke alarm battery. A grandfather clock (donated by Mr. Cash) was also in obvious need of service. Supposedly, the site is haunted; however, neither my husband nor I experienced anything paranormal. While I wonder what it's like at night, I'm glad we went there during the day, as we would not have been able to get as good a view of the grounds at night.
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