The Trench Town neighborhood of Kingston is most famous as the origin of reggae legend Bob Marley, who grew up here as a kid, and continued living here as a singer and songwriter. But the low-income neighborhood is also the birthplace of reggae writ large, with many other artists originating here as well. Most visitors to Trench Town will want to visit the Trench Town Culture Yard, a public housing block called a government yard where Marley lived, wrote songs and former the Wailers.
Trench Town Culture Yard was designated national heritage site in 2007. On display here are Bob Marley’s bedroom, complete with his bed, first guitar and the remains of his Volkswagen van. A museum has exhibits about the history of Trench Town.