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“Spooky place to visit, yet we return each year we come to Jamaica”

Rose Hall Great House
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Rose Hall
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 May 23, 2017

This is an interesting tour. Tells all about the White witch who took advantage of they killed her slave lovers. Legend has it her spirit still roamed the hallways. Got a book on her and it is very interesting. Knew women "could be" deadly, but this one really was.

Highly recommend this tour.

Thank kinsale333
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

took the evening tour of rose hall which tells of the story of Annie who murdered 3 husbands, some scares but was worth it just to drink the potent witches brew at the end of the tour

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

A good few gift shops selling everything you need. There is also a liquor shop selling coffee too. Lovely little walk to visit the donkey and have a picture taken. A few benches outside the shops whilst you are waiting for your return coach.

Thank Chelsea4
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

A neat look into an infamous place. This Plantation has a sorted past and a bright future. The guide was very good but the Home was a bit creepy. Hard life livin' with a beautiful view.Stop down in the dungeon for a witches brew and a laugh with the bartender. Of course keep and eye out for Annie!

Thank WE273
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a national treasure. Great place to visit with kids. They'll enjoy the local folklore and the story behind the White Witch. Grounds are lovely.

Thank Andreah65
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