St. Mary Heritage Sites
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- Rio Nuevo Taino Site - The largest Taino site in this area. It covers an area of some 21, 000 square metres.
- Annotto Bay Baptist - Built in 1824, it was the first Baptist Church to be constructed in St. Mary.
- Holy Trinity Anglican - beautiful historic Georgian building erected on land donated by Henry Rigg in 1828.
- Fort Haldane - situated at Port Maria in the parish of St. Mary and was erected in 1759.
- Fort Oracabessa - built during the War of Trade. Erected by John Allen in 1752
- Brimmer Hall Great House - built during the 18th Century by the plantocracy during the days of slavery.
- Prospect Great House - On the Prospect Estate is an early Eighteen Century Great House.
- Quebec Great House - boasts basic Georgian features, such as symmetry and a central portico.
- Galina Lighthouse - over 40 feet high. The light is approximately 60 feet above sea level.
- Firefly House - originally called "Look Out" by famous pirate Henry Morgan as it was used for that purpose.
- Harmony Hall House - Indicative of Jamaican-Georgian architectural style with its characteristic features of plantation houses in the nineteenth century
- Castleton Botanical Garden - established on the 19th Nov 1862
- Claude Stuart Park - In 1977 the Victoria Park in Port Maria, St. Mary was renamed the Claude Stuart Park.
- Rio Nuevo Battle Site - the site of the final pitched battle between British and Spanish forces to determine possession of Jamaica.
- Port Maria Court House - Originally built in 1821,this Georgian architecture housed the court house and police station until1988
- Woodside - The community of Woodside is one of the Jamaican villages replete with history. It has connection to the Taíno, the plantation era and emancipation