Rose Hall Great House
While Jamaica has several “great houses”—former plantation houses—the Rose Hall Great House, just outside Montego Bay, is one of its most visited. Set on beautiful grounds towering over the Caribbean, this 19th century Georgian home was once owned by Annie Palmer. While touring, you’ll hear the legend that tour guides like to tell—that Palmer, nicknamed the “White Witch of Rose Hall,” was a cruel slave owner who tortured and killed many of her workers, some of whom were her lovers, before eventually being murdered in her sleep. There's no truth to that story, but it sure fits the eerie feel of the property. A fun experience is to head to Rose Hall Great House on a haunted house night tour, just for kicks.
By Lebawit Lily Girma, AFAR Local Expert
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Rose Hall Road, Rose Hall, Jamaica
Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm, 6:30pm - 9:30pm