Historic Routes of Jamaica
– Travel on the land of inimitable history –
All India, 9th January 2013: With a rich, strong and vibrant background, Jamaica has a dynamic history. From a mixture of ethnicities that have landed on the island country, Jamaica has many fascinating stories to tell. Jamaica is an excellent place to understand the history of the Carribbean. With a combination of old places and its interesting stories dating back to centuries ago, Jamaica is a perfect place to celebrate history.
Jamaica has a natural charm, which attracts the visitors of the island. The island has a number of places worth visiting where the tourist can spend their day listening to stories and experience the place. Jamaica is not only beautiful but also has a rich culture to offer making it a memorable experience while learning the past of the country.
Once known as the largest town in the English colonies, Port Royal is a captivating historical site of Jamaica. Many wellknown pirates and privateers have passed through the port including Captain Henry Morgan. Port Royal, in June 1692 was hit by an earthquake which ruined the colony completely. The tremours of the earthquake made two-third of the city sank in the waters killing thousands.The incident was called as a curse because the port was a major haven for pirates and buccaneers. Famously known as the wickedest city, tourist gets a first hand experience of the remainings and the artifacts. Port Royal is now a small fishing village unlike its past.
Rose Hall Great House
Located approx 15km east of Montego Bay, Rose Hall Great House is one of the most interesting structures in Jamaica. With a belief of being haunted till date, the land was purchased by Henry Fanning. The first mistress of the house was Rosa Palmer died in 1790 after marrying 4 times. Her last husband John Palmer’s grandnephew moved to the house and married Annie Patterson who is known as the White Witch of the Rose Hall. This stunning mansion is built of cut-stone on the first two levels and stucco on the third and uppermost level. The building also features cut-stone symmetrical grand staircase, sash windows, keystones, etc making it perfect backdrop for couples who dream of a fantasy wedding set back in history.
Accompong Maroon Village
Accompong is a historical village of Jamaica where the runaway slaves settled to be safe from the Spanish and the British rulers. The village was named so after the Maroon leader Accompong. Located in St. Elizabeth Parish about 40 miles of South of Montego Bay, the village was consolidated by a treaty in 1739 and is a historic home to Leeward Maroon. The inhabitants of Accompong share practices and a culture similar to their African culture originating 200–300 years ago and is an interesting place to visit when in Jamaica.
Falmouth is Jamaica’s best-preserved Georgian town and a must visit when in the island country. With a rich heritage and history, Falmouth gives its visitors to enjoy 19th-century Georgian architecture as well as river bamboo raft rides, arts and crafts shopping, flavorful local fare and horse-and-buggy rides. Falmouth is situated about 18 miles east of Montego Bay, once a royal town and commerce centre during the sugarcane boom of the 1700s. Falmouth with an interesting history and various attractions is a perfect place to spend some quality time on vacations.
Good Hope Great House
Good Hope Great House is a beautiful mansion consisting one-thousand acres of land built around 1755. The house is located outside of Falmouth and borders the Marthe Brae river. This old cut-stone building has high roof beam ceilings, with pinewood and wild orange floors, water wheel and kiln that still stand today. The Good Hope Estate was made through a land grant given to Colonel Thomas William and now is a home to 13-bedroom accomodation with various attractions nearby. Chukka Caribbean Adventures tours of the Good Hope Great House is one of the exciting activities to do in Jamaica.
Jamaica – Once you go, you know!
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|Rose Hall Great House||Port Royal|
|Good Hope Great House||Falmouth|
|Accompong Maroon Village|