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“Great Ghost Tour”

Rose Hall Great House
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Luminous Lagoon and Rose Hall Haunted Night Tour from Montego Bay
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Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay and Rose Hall Tour plus Luminous Lagoon Night...
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Montego Bay Combo: City Sightseeing and Rose Hall Candlelight Tour
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Rose Hall
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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 July 31, 2013

I love ghost tours, and this is probably one of the best ghost tours I have been on. The plantation has been beautifully restored. The guides were great, and the characters dressed in period costume were effectively spooky without being cheesy. Put this on your list of things that you "must do" in Jamaica.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Take the night tour to experience the full story of the house and get an occasional fright. It's all good fun and the staff does an excellent job. The restoration of the house is amazing and it is a true bit of Jamacian history.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The visit at Rose Hall is worth every single moment and every single penny! Of course the house is not a English Heritage one but is very interesting to see, the grounds are beautiful, the view (if you forget about the highway!) is great. Our guide was very helpful and skilled and lovely and we did have a great day out. Looking at the house and the grounds and listening at the history you also get a very good insight at what slavery was.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rose Hall great house is a few miles east of Montego Bay. It was built out of the great wealth amassed out of the labour of the slaves who were the ancestors of most of the Jamaican people. The owners of the estates were fabulously rich and built mansions all over the island and also back in their homeland, England. Jamaica was one of the richest outposts of the mighty British Empire. Rose Hall has a dark legend of witchcraft and Annie Palmer, the mistress of the house, is said to have killed several husbands and is believed to still haunt the house. Take a trip to the great house. Perhaps Annie herself may greet you.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A very cool story of the area that all the locals say is true! The feeling is pretty eery in the house but I can't say I saw anything crazy. The house is lovely but I think I enjoyed hearing the story more.

Thank Katrina S
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