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
85.05% of people start their Devon House visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Devon House
93.55% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Devon House
Devon House Trips
Devon House, Kingston Reviews
Good hang out spot Great for family picnics Kids friendly Lots of parking Usually very busy on the weekend and public holidays They have great restaurants, hang out spots, its a historic property and nice Jamaican shops that sell locally made items. They have the best Ice cream. There is no cover charge to enter the park or garden areas but if you would like a tour of the Great house you would have to pay. Nice property for photoshoots as well.
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.
It is one of the most interesting place in Kingston city. It is popular known for its local ice cream Treat that comes with our local fruits flavor It has souvenirs shop from the things Jamaica store it a place of history every interesting place for visitor.
It was a little journey to get ice cream polar but it was worth it!!!! My finance carried my daughter and his niece here for some ice cream... The only thing was when we came outside ice our cream was melting all over our hands...lucky we got the kids ice cream in a cup because we all would've been sticky and messy.... I'd wish the ice cream polar had some seats and table inside where you can sit and eat your ice cream.. other than that there are beautiful place to take pics and spend time with the family...
I had the opportunity to participate in the Devon House tour this summer and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Firstly, it was affordable for my family. Secondly, the staff were courteous and helpful in informing us of our tour options and getting our tickets. Thirdly, it ended with me getting a grapenut ice cream cone. Our tour guide, Jody, was a superb wealth of knowledge who educated us well about the entire property, not just the house itself. She was pleasant and easy to talk to. She even helped us with taking our pictures. The tour, especially if like me you get caught up with the art, artefacts and the myriad of architectural designs, last for more than an hour. We enjoyed the whole experience and definitely recommend it to citizens and visitors alike.