Tours

Welcome to the JNHT Tour Sites; a stimulating insight into some of the county's unique historic landmarks and other famous heritage sites which offers both guided and unguided tours.

Jamaica is enhanced by a rich ancient heritage going back over 300 years. Including such historic places as the Rio Nuevo battle site, Rose Hall Great House, and Port Royal/Port Charles which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Here are links to information on places of interest, relative to Jamaica's heritage.

Jamaica National Heritage Trust Tours Roxborough - The birth place of Norman Manley Seville Heritage Park - St. Ann - Jamaica The Rio Nuevo Battle Site - St. Mary - Jamaica Mountain River Cave - St. Catherine - Jamaica

  • Blenheim - Hanover - birthplace of Sir Alexander Bustamante, first prime minister of Jamaica.
  • Roxborough - Manchester - birthplace of National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Washington.
  • Seville Heritage Park - St. Ann - historic Seville Estate, is the Seville Great House (Plantation House) & Heritage Park.
  • Rio Nuevo Battle Site - St. Mary - site of the final pitched battle between British and Spanish forces to determine possession of Jamaica.
  • Mountain River Cave - St. Catherine - Mountain River Cave located in the lush green terrains of Cudjoe Hill, St. Catherine where there is a large collection of Taino art.
  • Historic Spanish Town Square - St. Catherine - Spanish Town, built by the Spanish after Sevilla Nueva (New Seville) was abandoned, dates from 1534.
  • Port Royal & Fort Charles - Kingston - The first fort to be erected in Port Royal was Fort Charles.
  • National Heroes Park - Kingston -The area on which the National Heroes Park now stands was once one of the most popular spots in Kingston.
  • Liberty Hall - Kingston - Liberty Hall located at 76 King Street, Kingston was the centre of activities for the Kingston division of The U.N.I.A.
  • Accompong - St. Elizabeth - The town was founded in 1739 when land was given to the Maroons as part of a Peace Treaty with the British. 
  • Bob Marley Museum - St. Andrew - The former residence of the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley. 
  • Brimmer Hall Great House - St.Mary -Built during the 18th Century by the plantocracy during the days of slavery.
  • Devon House - St.Andrew - a fine example of nineteenth (19th) century domestic architecture in Jamaica.
  • Firefly House - St.Mary -  Home of British Playwright Noel Coward. It was originally called "Look Out" by the famous pirate Henry Morgan since it had been used for that purpose.
  • Greenwood Great House - St. James - The Barretts of Wimpole Street fame came to Jamaica in the 1660s and amassed great wealth from their sugar plantations.They built Greenwood great house.
  • Hollywell National Park - St. Andrew - The forest Park is a sanctuary for several species of birds, ferns, flowers, and trees which are rarely seen in other parts of the island.
  • Institute of Jamaica - Kingston - Established in 1879 during the governorship of Sir Anthony Musgrave, for the encouragement of Literature, Science and Art.
  • Lovers' Leap - St. Elizabeth - A cliff with a drop of approximately 1,600 feet. The legend associated with the site is that two slave lovers hand in hand plunged to their death.
  • Prospect Great House - St. Mary - Early eighteen Century Great House on the Prospect Estate is an
  • Rose Hall Great House - St. James - With the many stories about its former owner, Annie Palmer and the cruelty she meted out to her slaves, Rose Hall Great House is a very popular visitor attraction.
  • Two Sisters Cave - St. Catherine - Each cave has a large sink hole, which contains fresh water. It is possible that these reservoirs served as sources of fresh water for the Tainos. 
  • Trench Town Culture Yard - Kingston - The Trench Town Culture Yard is one of the many houses which was built by the Central Housing Authority between 1940 & 1949.

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FORTS

Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...

 

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COURTHOUSES

The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.

 

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HISTORIC SCHOOLS

Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...