Greenwood Great House Tour From Montego Bay And Grand Palladium

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11am Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from most hotels and other accommodations. Customers are required to contact us at the information provided at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour to r.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Return to the original pickup location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour takes you to tour the magnificent Greenwood Great House which was completed in the year 1800.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Exclusive to Viator
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Greenwood great house, Montego bay, Saint James Parish, Jamaica

This sightseeing tour starts the moment you are picked up at your Montego bay or Grand Palladium hotel by a well-trained and professional tour guide. Enjoy the coastal scenery as you make your way to the Greenwood community where you will find the Greenwood great house.
In 1655 Hersey Barrett, an officer in the expedition commanded by Admiral Penn and General Venables, was sent by Cromwell's parliament to capture Hispaniola from the Spanish. It proved to be too strongly held so they took the easier prize of Jamaica. Hersey Barrett was granted lands in Jamaica and settled on the island. Unlike many of the original settlers the Barretts prospered and by the middle of the eighteenth century had become immensely wealthy, owning over 84,000 acres of land and over 2,000 slaves. When Edward went to live in England in 1795 accompanied by his brother Samuel and his sister Sarah (Pinkie), his cousin Richard Barrett remained firmly attached to Jamaica, becoming Speaker of the House of Assembly, Custos of the parish of St. James and a judge among other things.
Construction on Greenwood great house commenced in 1780 and the house was completed by 1800 -- it was mainly used for entertainment. Today it is undoubtedly the most original structures left behind by the British.
Arriving at the property you are greeted by one of their friendly resident guides who will walk you to the old English Pub where you get checked-in. After about 5 minutes it will be time to embark on your one hour tour. In this Great House you will find original 17th and 18th Century museum pieces that were carefully and deliberately crafted by extremely talented craftsmen. Pieces includes a piano that was custom built for King Edward the 7th, rocking chairs, polyphons, etc. You actually picture yourself in the 1700s while doing this tour.
At the end of the tour, feel free to relax for awhile and have a beer in the pub.
A stop at Scotchies Jerk Centre where you can purchase your lunch is possible depending on the resort that you are staying.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Professional local guide

Local taxes

Admission

Entry/Admission - Greenwood Great House

Exclusions

Food and drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Limited amount of infant seats available

Limited amount of child seats available

Limited amount of wheelchair vehicles available

We pick up from Grand Palladium most Montego Bay hotels. Customers are required to contact us at the information provided at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour to reconfirm your reservation and arrange a central pickup point.

Please note: entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue.

Minimum numbers apply: If we do not meet the minimum the tour may be rescheduled, an alternative suggested or canceled.

Pickup time subject to change based on local traffic conditions and inclement weather.

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Aug-2019

    My excursion was cancelled due to lack of participants. I needed up going to Dunns Falls and Blue Hole

  • 05-Dec-2018

    I contacted SNL Jamaican Tours before leaving home to arrange this tour while in port. Communication was good until I inquired as to what time for pickup and received no word back at all. This might be a lovely location to visit, but we never found out. For some reason all the other reviews in this feed no longer show up. Wonder why that is? I could not give the location a good rating as we were not picked up for the tour or told why the tour would not pick us up. The terrible rating is for SNL Jamaican Tours.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    We had Lindsey as our guide, and he was great, we learned so much about Jamaica. The Great House is a must see, we had one guide for the two of us, so the house was ours to see, and the collections of music players, artifacts, furniture etc. is all just like it was when the house was active. Absolutely captivating experience.