Devon House, Kingston
Devon House, Kingston - Address, Phone Number
Address: 26, Hope Road, Kingston
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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About Devon House, Kingston
One of the main cultural attractions in the city, Devon House Heritage Site is owned by the Government of Jamaica and managed by Devon House Development Limited since February 2002. The mission of the Devon house management is to preserve Jamaican art, craft and culture.
A major historical site, The Devon House is the former home of one of Jamaica’s first millionaires George Stiebel. Built in the late 19th century the house is located at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road. Owing to other lavish houses, which have since been demolished, the area came to be known as Millionaires Corner.
The property sits on 11 acres of manicured lawns complete with palm trees and fountains. Architecture and antique lovers will enjoy the Jamaican-Georgina style of architecture and a tour of the house with is art, furniture, Venetian crystal chandeliers and silk wall hangings. Admission to the property includes a mandatory, guided tour of the house and the property is also available as a rental venue for weddings and other events.
Two of the best restaurants in Kingston, namely the he Grog Shoppe and Norma’s On The Terrace are situated on the estate. Also Devon House I-scream serves the best ice cream in town with exotic flavors. The Brick Oven, Whats on Cafe, Things Jamaica, Wassi Art, Rum Roast and Royals, Elaine Elegance, Starfish Oils, Cooyah Rootz Wear, Jamaica Juice, Ts and Treasures are among the other eateries and shops on the premises which are worth a visit.
Devon House Information
- Recommended Time To Visit- Any time of the day for food and shopping and during opening hours to visit the mansion.
- Do explore the shops for some great liqueurs, coffee and souvenirs.
- The ice cream is one of the most famous in Jamaica and must be tried.
- A lot of effort, time and money have gone into making Devon House a tourist destination, help keep it that way and avoid littering or damaging any property.
- The place gets very crowded on Sundays, so expect long lines and limited seating especially for the ice cream.
How To reach Devon House by Public Transport
- The nearest bus transport center is Half-Way Tree Transport Center (uptown Kingston).
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Devon House, Kingston Reviews - Write a Review
Had great pizza at Le Pizzeria at Devon House! Lots of vegetarian options. And the bartender mixes great cocktails. Here's a pic of my margarita! I love that you can choose to dine outdoors. Eating under the stars is lovely. I'm definitely going back!
Rich historical location. Superb food and dining selections. Great place to take the family on a weekend for iced-cream or just lyming. I have been going here from a child and even with the upgrades and changes it hasn't lost its historical touch and appeal. See you there!
Amazing scenery. Great for the whole family. Has the best Ice Cream in Jamaica. Just needs improvements in sitting. It can get pretty full.
Beautiful great house, with well informed guides. Every question I asked had an informative answer, our guide didn't rush at all and some of the other tour groups caught up and passed us. The history of the building is wonderful and inspiring. Very happy that there is a price for locals so they can enjoy some of their history. Had a famous Devon House patty - curry goat, I'm usually a pescitarian but was happy to stray and was well worth it. Included in the price of the tour was a single scoop of ice cream which was the equivalent to about 2 or 3 scoops in the U.K. Visited the grounds 3 times in the month I was in Jamaica as it's a lovely spot to get away from the bustle of downtown. Will visit again.
Best ice cream I've ever had! The mansion tour was very informative and all its furnishings, paintings and antiquities very well- preserved. I'd recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kingston