Legendary explorer Christopher Columbus first trod upon Jamaican soil at Discovery Bay, when he landed here in 1494. Columbus Park commemorates that momentous day in history.
The Columbus Museum here explores the history and impact of that landing, along with the pre-colonial history of Jamaica’s indigenous people.
From Arawak canoes to sugarcane milling, nautical relics and cannons, the open-air museum overlooking the harbor at Discovery Bay is littered with fascinating artifacts from Jamaica’s past.
Columbus Park is in Discovery Bay in the Parish of St. Ann, west of Ocho Rios along the A1 highway.