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Rose Hall Great House
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Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Rose Hall
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The greatest of Jamaican great houses, the Rose Hall Great House has a story with all the elements of an engaging novel. Built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife, it eventually became the residence of their grandnephew, John Rose Palmer. In 1820, Palmer married Annee, a beautiful but feisty English girl. Little did John know that his young wife possessed “black magic” powers that would eventually lead to his demise. During her reign as mistress of the plantation, Annee did away with two more husbands and countless lovers. “The White Witch of Rose Hall” has fascinated generations, and even today, there are those who claim to see Annee passing through the Great House. A candle-lit evening tour of the Rose Hall Great House is a must for visitors to Montego Bay. Your guided exploration of the former home of Jamaica’s White Witch, Annee Palmer, includes captivating and chilling stories of love, murder and mystery skillfully told by knowledgeable guides. You’re sure to feel goose bumps as these eerie tales come to life in this grand estate, where ghost sightings have been reported over the years. Tours also give historic insight into this grandest of Jamaican great houses, now beautifully restored with 18th-century decor and antiques. To conclude this fascinating adventure, you can visit the dungeon, now transformed into a tavern called Annee’s Pub. Many visitors find that the famous rum cocktail, known as “Witches Brew” helps banish the spirits of ghosts or black magic they sense still lingering in the mansion.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

F you are staying at sandals any one of the three in mobay its cheaper to go from the royal carribean cab fare for 2 to greathouse is 40 bucks return and entrance fee inc tour for 2 is 20 bucks total 60 if you go on same thing from hotel 55 each person so its a big saving and your get your own personal tour.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

this place is awesome, filled with beautiful history, and a bit spooky- hit up the night tour!! you get a drink at the beginning, and the tour is full of information about montego bays white witch annie palmer and the slaves and husbands she murdered!

Thank karismms
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This was s fun 1/2 day or less tour. A little rain and wind had moved in so we went in the morning with hopes of sunshine and beach int he afternoon.
The guided tour was amazing, there was an answer for every question with very knowledgeable and friendly guides.
The history of the house was fun and the decor was very nice. I was even able to capture a picture of the mirror that appears as if Annie's ghost is looking back at me!
The only regret was we were not aware there were evening tours and might have gone then instead.

1  Thank Cindy W
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a great show the walk round the house and the story with the added extras make this for a great time not for those of a nervous disposition or do it in the day. If you want fun take this trip at night and not through your rep we got taxi from holiday inn sunspree between four of us for 40 dollars return add on the 20 dollars entrance fee worked out at 30 dollars per person First Choice wanted 75 dollars each

Go have fun and hope you don't bump into the lady herself !!! But do try her witches brew :)

Thank Michele197002
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Took night tour and the guide was knowlegable & friendly. THe "ghosts" were fun but probaly would scare young children. Overall fun different way to view this location

Thank nedjpd
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