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Good Hope Estate Review

A visit to Good Hope Great House, about a 20-minute drive inland from Falmouth, will give you a real sense of Jamaica's rich history as a sugar-estate island. The house, built in 1755, is now a museum where a guide leads you through opulently furnished rooms. John Tharp, who acquired the house in the mid-18th century, was one of the few planters to educate his slaves, and he also built a hospital for them. After your tour, you can have tea on the terrace.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Falmouth
  • Phone: 876/356–8502; 876/276–2082
  • Cost: US$55
  • Website:
  • Location: Falmouth
Updated: 03-13-2014

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