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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
US$23,00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Historical
Our tour guide Heather, was amazing. The historical information was intriguing. While I knew a few things, others I didn't.
Kay, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Montego Bay

star-5
Amazing. One of the best excursions I’ve taken.
Etta_C, Jun 2021
Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay & Rose Hall plus Mystic Lagoon Night Cruise
Viewing the mansion was pretty cool and the Mystic Lagoon night swim was amazing. I recommend it if you love old architect and the past history of places. The glowing waters was out of this world.
star-5
A Wonderful Eerie Experience
Shannon M, Sep 2018
Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation to Rose Hall Great House from Montego Bay
My adult daughter and I toured Rose Hall Great House with VIP Tours (day tour) and it was a wonderful experience. We basically had the house to ourselves for at least a half hour. The guide was thoughtful and well versed in the historical background of Rose Hall. If you are afraid of ghosts, you might not want to tour but we loved it and would love to do it again, at night.
star-5
From start to finish it's was a...
rmkenrick, Feb 2017
Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay & Rose Hall plus Mystic Lagoon Night Cruise
From start to finish it's was a perfect evening. Our guide Leo was on time, clean , polite and well informed. He let us ask questions and helped us navigate every stop! So important when you are traveling. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy and learn on the tour. Thank you Leo
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-5
Unforgettable experience
sagnovrose1, 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.
star-5
Amazing History
Fearless02953454039, Jun 2019
Round-Trip Shuttle Transportation to Rose Hall Great House from Montego Bay
Great tour. Gift shop is tiny and with the volume of people in and out, it can be rather arduous. Recommend to get your souvenir photo outside then enter, or if you are inside first, when checking out let the cashier know you want the photo. Why? They charge you inside for the photo. IF you don't do it one of the above ways, you will soon realize why I gave suggestions. History of the plantation was amazing. The house is beautiful......
star-5
Love this Great House !
Sightseer399071, Apr 2019
Skip the Line: Rose Hall Great House & Garden Tour Ticket
And Love the tale of Anne Palmer! Our tour guide was well informed and very pleasant. So many fascinating facts about Jamaican culture!
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My niece and I went on this tour...
Barbara C, Feb 2018
Luminous Lagoon & Rose Hall Haunted Night Tour from Montego Bay
My niece and I went on this tour. Our driver was Steve Jackson - who was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a private car and the boat was also a private ride. The haunted night tour was a lot of fun - the staff really scared a lot of the people on tour. The luminous bay is unbelievable - going in the water is a must. It's like having stars on your body - breath taking.
star-5
Our tour guide Tony was very...
Chanda C, Dec 2015
Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay & Rose Hall plus Mystic Lagoon Night Cruise
Our tour guide Tony was very knowledgeable and witty. He made sure all the tourist had a wonderful, and exciting time, the van was very neat and clean, and comfortable.....thank you.
star-5
Another great Viator experience...
Justine V, Aug 2017
Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour
Another great Viator experience! Tour guide was great from beginning until the end! The time spent at Rose Hall was very interesting and fun. I truly enjoyed this!
star-4
Had a great time. Our diver, Howard...
Dawn M, May 2015
Montego Bay City tour & White Witch Of Rose Hall Haunted mansion Tour
Had a great time. Our diver, Howard, was very fun. He taught us Jamaican slang and took us to see some of the 'real Jaimaica' and introduced us to beef patties. The Rose Hall tour was very fun as well. The whole day was a little longer than we thought coming from Negril but Howard made it entertaining the whole way.
star-4
Rose hall was lovely but the ghost...
D'Ann J, Oct 2017
Jamaica Super Saver: Montego Bay & Rose Hall plus Mystic Lagoon Night Cruise
Rose hall was lovely but the ghost tour part is a little silly. The Luminous Lagoon night cruise isn't awesome, but the luminous lagoon is worth seeing. We jumped in and got to see the particles light up around us so that was pretty cool.

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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