Devon HouseCurrently Closed
- Address: 26, Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8769296602
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
Devon House - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Devon House
95% of people who visit Kingston include Devon House in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
83.3% of people start their Devon House visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Devon House
91.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Devon House
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Devon House, Kingston Reviews
I don't like the new area to purchase ice cream now and it seems to be even more crowded. The ice cream is still delicious and I know they had to expand because of the traffic but the old kiosks kept the aura of the place alive. At the new ice cream outlet, I can't even see the house! I could be anywhere that has a nice lawn. The ice cream gets 5 stars but the new location doesn't cut it for me.
Make sure you take a tour on this incredible journey through Jamaica's history. The house, grounds and furnishings have been immaculately preserved. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. Shops boutiques, cafes, restaurants are available for you to enjoy a complete day of fun and education times into 1 great package. Carry enough money to enjoy
Beautiful grounds. A lot of touristy and non touristy little shops. Beautiful grounds to walk around or sit and take in the beautiful landscaping. On weekend evenings, a lot of families and locals in general, come to Devon House to eat ice cream and to sit and play on the grass. Some bring picnic baskets. Many buy ice cream. So anticipate long lines for that. A fun and free family thing to do on a weekend evening for many locals. I have not toured the actual mansion yet. But I will. I believe it is about $12.00 US dollars
Amazing place I visited on holiday. Perfect for a family day trip. It is very beautiful and has great restaurants and an ice cream parlour. It is a little on the expensive side to eat on site. But it is wonderful overall I 100% recommend it.
It's Clean, centrally located, OK parking accessible, good food and ice cream, clean restrooms and on site security. It's a good place for a picnic or outdoor party. The lawn is well kept and the environment offers many chances for interacting with new and different people. You can even take your date there, it public but romantic. Also there is the great house which offers a chance for you to learn something. All and all it a good place to spend a couple of hours.
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