Greenwood Greathouse, Montego Bay Hilite, Shopping & National Art Gallery
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Tour Package Description

Your sightseeing cruise excursion day of exploration of Montego Bay's Greenwood Great House begins right at the cruise terminal where your friendly Tour guide and your transportation are waiting for you. As you leave the cruise ship pier area, you will travel along the High Road for the incredible lookout views of the city, port and open ocean of Jamaica! We will then take you on a sightseeing tour in Montego Bay where you can visit the famous National Art Gallery in the heart of the city.
Back in the days of plantations in Jamaica, the Great House was the command centre and residence. The architecture of a great house reflected where the owner was from. The Greenwood Great House is tucked away in a lush garden setting just 15 miles outside of Montego Bay. The great house was built in 1690 by the Barrett family which included Richard Barrett, highly ranked in the judicial system and the famous Victorian era poet, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning.

The family was very prosperous and owned over 2,000 slaves. Unlike other plantation owners, the Barrett's were kind to their slaves and even taught them to read which was considered a criminal offense. Interestingly, Greenwood was one of the few great houses that were not burned or damaged in the slave uprising in 1831.

The great house is filled with a fine collection of original antique furnishings and rare musical instruments. It also has one of the largest antique book collections in the country (over 300), many dating back to the 1600's. Your guide will fill you in on all the interesting history and stories about Greenwood. You will also receive a complimentary beverage before you leave. Whether you are just browsing or out for some serious shopping, there is plenty to see along Hip Strip including the Doctor's Cave Beach and the Crafts Market on this great sightseeing shore excursion in Jamaica. The transportation will take you back to the Montego Bay cruise pier terminal at the end of this cruise excursion.

Attractions in this tour package
Greenwood Greathouse Montego Bay Montego Bay Art Gallery Montego Bay Shopping

Greenwood Greathouse

About Greenwood Greathouse

In 1655 Hersey Barrett, an officer in the expedition commanded by Admiral Penn and General Venables, was sent by Cromwell's parliament to capture Hispaniola from the Spanish. It proved to be too strongly held so they took the easier prize of Jamaica. Hersey Barrett was granted lands in Jamaica and settled on the island. Unlike many of the original settlers the Barretts prospered and by the middle of the eighteenth century had become immensely wealthy, owning over 84,000 acres of land and over 2,000 slaves. The family also had a London house, the site of which is still known as Barrett Street, just north of the present day Selfridges. The head of the family and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's father, Edward Barrett's income was in excess of 60,000 pounds a year. When Edward went to live in England in 1795 accompanied by his brother Samuel and his sister Sarah (Pinkie), his cousin Richard Barrett remained firmly attached to Jamaica, becoming Speaker of the House of Assembly, Custos of the parish of St. James, a judge, among other things. Construction on Greenwood Great House commenced in 1780 and the house was completed by 1800 -- it was mainly used for entertainment.

Tours with "GREENWOOD GREATHOUSE, MONTEGO BAY HILITE, SHOPPING & NATIONAL ART GALLERY" Attraction

Day Tours

  Cost
# Tour From Adults Minors
1 Green Grotto, Rosehall Great House, Columbus Park
  • Columbus Park        
  • Greenwood Greathouse        
  • Rose Hall Great House        
Negril $109.00 $65.00
2 Rosehall Greathouse, Green Grotto, Columbus Park Green wood Rosehall, lunch & Colombus ParkGrotto Cave
  • Columbus Park        
  • Greenwood Greathouse        
  • Rose Hall Great House        
Montego Bay $92.00 $55.00

Cruise Ship Tours

  Cost
# Tour From Adults Minors
1 GREENWOOD GREATHOUSE, MONTEGO BAY HILITE, SHOPPING & NATIONAL ART GALLERY
  • Greenwood Greathouse        
  • Montego Bay        
  • Montego Bay Art Gallery        
  • Montego Bay Shopping        
Falmouth $42.00 $20.00
2 Martha Brae rafting, Shopping and Rosehall Greathouse
  • Martha Brae Rafting        
  • Montego Bay Shopping        
  • Rose Hall Great House        
Falmouth $75.00 $49.00
3 Martha Brae rafting, Shopping and Rosehall Greathouse
  • Martha Brae Rafting        
  • Montego Bay Shopping        
  • Rose Hall Great House        
Montego Bay $75.00 $49.00
4 Montego Bay Highlights, shopping and Doctors Cave Beach
  • Doctors' Cave Beach Club        
  • Montego Bay        
  • Montego Bay Shopping        
Montego Bay $35.00 $13.00
5 Montego Bay Hilights, Shopping and Doctor's Cave Beach
  • Doctors' Cave Beach Club        
  • Montego Bay        
  • Montego Bay Shopping        
Falmouth $39.00 $15.00

Island Tours

  Cost
# Tour From Adults Minors
1 Jamaica Island Tours DISCOVER JAMAICA - 6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS
  • Appleton Estate Rum Factory        
  • Columbus Park        
  • Dunns River Falls        
  • Greenwood Greathouse        
  • Port Antonio        
  • Kingston        
  • Port Royal        
  • Montego Bay Art Gallery        
  • Rio Grande Rafting        
  • Black River Safari        
  • Pelican Bar        
  • Arawak Museum Buff Bay        
  • Bob Marley Museum        
  • Devon House        
  • Frenchman's Cove Beach        
  • Kingston Monuments        
  • Reach Fall        
Island
# of Guests Per person in double room Single Supplement  
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