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“A Beautiful Carribbean Haunted Plantation”

Rose Hall Great House
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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 January 14, 2014

We had our trip to Rose Hall on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. We scheduled this excursion through Carnival and our only choice was to go during the day. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. As you walk up the staircase to the front door, turn and look out to the blue carribbean ocean over flowered brilliant shrubs of fuschia. The blue sky and ocean meet and you feel the trade- winds blow and image yourself back to the 18th century. The plantation home has been restored. The dining room, chandeliers and the staircase are exquisite. For this beautiful home to have so much dark history attached to it, the tradewinds seem to be a breath of fresh air. Our tour guide was sweet and told a little of the history that only made us want to research more of the past of this sugar plantation and its former owner, Annie Palmer. The secret staircase and the coral tiled floor on the bottom floor were intriguing. The grounds are well kept. A Dogwood Tree so massive two men could not wrap their arms around it, and the Copper Bark Tree where the bark shears off in paper thin sheets, amazing!! Rum punch, at the end of the tour, was sooo good. We would book this again.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Love taking historic tours. This tour had that and more...Plantation is suppose to be haunted , so if you go at night they give you the haunted tour! Actors dressed as ghosts come in and out during the tour. Great fun and screams. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Went there at night time around 10pm, it was lovely and scarey, but it was mostly actor's dress up as ghosts. But they made it real fun and scarey..from a scale of 1 to 5, its about a 3. I went there with 4 adults and two teenager's and we all had a blast, it was also the last tour of the day...Go at night time, it 's sooo much better

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Our family of 5 (2 adults/3 teens) were fortunate enough to be the only ppl on an evening tour. What fun! Our guide led us up to the Great House while giving us the background of the property. It was historical & great entertainment & bc we were the only ppl, so much more fun! As we approached the entrance which is lit appropriately for a haunted house, you may glimpse the spectre of Annee Palmer in the upstairs window! Touring the Great House, the guide will take you room to room but beware, the ghosts of slaves, Takoo or even Annee herself may glide past or jump out! Finally, after slamming doors, moving furniture, groans, moans, gunshots, whistling, rattling chains, singing etc, we were led into the back of the old plantation where we watched the ghosts of slaves sing & dance, and then on to Annee's final resting spot where as if the darkness wasn't creepy enough, the spirit of Annee still lingering, offers a last fright and a farewell glimpse! I would love to tour this property during the day too! Highly recommend but only if you have a sense of humour and love the supernatural stuff!

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We did the evening tour, as we were also visiting the Luminous Lagoon that night. My party of 5 (teens and adults) found it interesting and not too scary. The driver tried to hype it up, but really everyone realized that it's a show and went in prepared for that. I am the most chicken of the group, and I wasn't scared. It was informative and a little campy. At the end of the tour, my daughter was startled by a noise and let out a scream, but that really was because she was startled, not frightened. We all got a good laugh, and the driver was able to say "I told you so". The Mansion was beautiful. The downside to the evening tour is that you don't get to see any of the scenery and the landscape.

Thank cjyap
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