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Rose Hall Great House
Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall Great House

Rose Hall

The Basics

The greatest of Jamaican great houses sits high on a hill with views of Montego Bay and beyond, serving as a testament to the wealth, pomp, and grandeur of plantation-era Jamaica. Learn about Rose Hall’s slave history while taking in its antique splendor and original fittings, originally built by owner John Palmer and restored in the 1960s.

While daytime tours of Rose Hall Plantation focus on plantation history and historic insight into Jamaica’s era of slavery, night tours recount eerie tales and chilling stories involving murder, ghost sightings, and countless lovers. Said to have dabbled in black magic, Annie Palmer allegedly poisoned three husbands while living there, and her activities are the crux of the haunted night tour.

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Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
star-4.5
$23.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing experience
Wonderful experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Beautiful grounds and a little history lesson while there. The white witch brew and souvenir cup was fantastic also.
Heather_R, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Montego Bay

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The slave ghost . N the...
Yolanda_N, Jun 2022
Rose Hall Great House Night Tour
The slave ghost . N the guide Chanel was very knowledgeable. Very educational and informational. The actors was a bit much for me but I would recommend it
star-5
Great story about Annie
Kevin_S, Mar 2022
Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
It was totally worth it I would give it a five star worth every penny. The views were breathtaking And our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the property
star-5
Historical
Kay, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
Our tour guide Heather, was amazing. The historical information was intriguing. While I knew a few things, others I didn't.
star-4
The real Johnny Cash
Jacqueline_S, Mar 2020
Cinnamon Hill Great House Tour - Home of Johnny Cash
Wonderful tour. Seeing the place where the Cash family and friends shared so many memories was a real insight into the down to earth life style of Johnny Cash. Visitors can expect to feel a real connection to the Man in Black and feel the same connection that we did while at one of his concerts or listening to his and Junes's music.
star-4
Montego Bay City Tour & Rose Hall Haunted House
Melanie_K, Jul 2019
Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour
Jamaica 2019 Record locator RUXGUG $3609.65 Costco (flight/hotel/transport) $60 bag $392 excursions Food 15 15 Massage $440 Tip 2 5 40 5 5 My husband was pleasantly surprised to find out that our tour was in a private, well air conditioned van. It had just heavily rained so our pick up was 20 minutes late but our friendly tour guide Rolando made up for it. While traveling into the heart of Montego Bay during wet rush hour we felt safe with Rolando’s experienced driving. He answered any questions we had about the area, shared interesting facts, and gave us the freedom to choose whether or not we wanted to stop at some of the locations on the tour. We ended up stopping at the Sam Sharpe Square to look around, peeked at the St. James Parish Church from the van, went inside and around the Hard Rock Cafe, ending with the White Witch of Rose Hall Tour. We arrived 15 minutes late because of heavy traffic but Rolando made sure we joined a tour that had just started. It didn’t seem like we missed much since participants were only getting their photos taken outside the house. Overall the trip was a neat, safe way to see downtown Montego Bay. If you’re staying at a fancier resort be aware you’ll notice a stark contrast between a ritzy resort and downtown Montego Bay. The only reason I’m giving this tour 4 stars instead of 5 is because the photos on the site don’t really accurately depict what the downtown experience is like.
star-5
Unforgettable experience
Rosemarie_L, Jul 2019
Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
Rose Hall great is a place where my family and I had always wanted to visit, we went in July of this year and the experience is one we will cherish, the tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and very patient, we learned a lot about this historical plantation. I would encourage visitors to make this place one of your things to do when you vacation in Jamaica.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as plantation tours involve lots of walking and stairs.

  • Children under 4 years old enter free of charge; kids aged 4 to 11 years old get half-price admission.

  • No photos or videos are allowed inside the house.

  • Tours are not accessible to wheelchairs or strollers.

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How to Get There

Rose Hall Great House is located off the A1 on Rose Hall Road. Some tours include transportation from downtown Montego Bay; if you’re driving, you can park on the property.

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When to Get There

The plantation is open during the day for tours from 9am to 5pm. Great House night tours focusing on Annie Palmer take place after 6:30pm.

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The Legend of Annie Palmer

Stories allege that, after the murder of her three husbands, Annie Palmer routinely took slave lovers and had them killed when she grew tired of them. Allegedly a vengeful slave smothered her to death with a pillow in her bed in the 1830s. Musician Johnny Cash recorded a song about the legend, “The Ballad of Annie Palmer.” If you need to steady your nerves and quell your goose bumps after a candlelit night tour, the on-site Annie’s Pub serves up the famous rum cocktail Witches’ Brew.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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