A scenic drive will take you to Greenwood Great House nestled in the lush greenery on a hillside. Built by the Barretts of Wimpole Street, London, the Great House is situated on land given to Hersey Barrett after he captured Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. Eventually, the family amassed 84,000 acres of land and assembled over 2,000 slaves to produce vast quantities of sugar. The Barrett family’s most notable member was the author and poet, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning.
Now an antique museum, Greenwood Great House continues to capture the imagination of its visitors and offers a panoramic view of the Caribbean. The slaves on the plantation were educated and Greenwood, unlike many other homes, was not destroyed in the slave rebellions of the 1830s when fires were set to the dwellings of the hated masters.
Shoppes of Rose Hall
|Duration: 3.5 hours|
All tours operate with multilingual guides and fully air-conditioned buses.
(Minimum group of 10 to book)