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Rose Hall Review

In the 1700s it may well have been one of the greatest great houses in the West Indies. Today it's popular less for its architecture than for the legend surrounding its second mistress, Annie Palmer. As the story goes, Annie was born in 1802 in England to an English mother and Irish father. When she was 10, her family moved to Haiti, and soon her parents died of yellow fever. Annie was adopted by a Haitian voodoo priestess and soon became skilled in the practice of witchcraft. Annie moved to Jamaica, married, and became mistress of Rose Hall, an enormous plantation spanning 6,600 acres with more than 2,000 slaves. You can take a spooky nighttime tour of the property and then have a drink at the White Witch pub, located in the great house's cellar.

    Contact Information

  • Address: North Coast Hwy., St. James
  • Phone: 876/953–2323
  • Cost: $20
  • Hours: Daily: 9:15–5:15. Night tours, daily 6:30–9:15pm.
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  • Location: Montego Bay
Updated: 03-13-2014

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