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Patrons to Devon House are guaranteed a wholesome experience at all times because we strive to provide our guests with the best of all we offer. The experience begins with the products we offer in the commercial complex, all of which represent those features that make us uniquely Jamaican. The Museum is also used as a repository on Jamaican history and culture, largely showcased through the staging of various exhibitions.
While you browse our website we invite you to acquaint yourselves with our country and discover a little about what makes us the envy of the Caribbean.

Rose Hall Great House

in Montego Bay St. James is one of the leading heritage sites in Jamaica. John Palmer who served as Custos of the parish built the House at a cost of thirty thousand pounds between 1770 and 1780. The House was three storeys high with two wings. The interior was beautifully paneled in mahogany, cedar and rosewood. It is said that Palmer lived above his means and was forced to mortgage Rose Hall a few years before his death. His grand nephew John Rose Palmer inherited the property and lived there from 1820-1827. He brought his wife Anne to Rose Hall, which signaled the start of the legend of the White Witch of Rose Hall. The story goes that her beauty and wealth drew men to her, and her powers of witchcraft frightened her slaves. After her husband’s death it was widely rumored that she was responsible for his passing.

Today Rose Hall Great House operates as a museum, and is opened for public viewing Mondays–Sundays 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For further information visit www.rosehall.com.

 
 
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