Jamaica Sights

Trenchtown Culture Yard

  • 6–10 1st St. Map It
  • Kingston

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This restored tenement building where Bob Marley spent much of his youth is now a protected National Heritage Site. Marley wrote frequently about life in the "government yard," and the area is credited with being the birthplace of reggae, and it is where the Wailers were formed. They recorded Catch a Fire here. The project was developed by the Trenchtown Development Association, a group dedicated to breathing new life into what had been one of Kingston's worst slums. There is a museum of Marley and Wailer memorabilia and a souvenir shop.

Call to arrange a guided tour with the tour manager Sophia Dowe or local architect Christopher Whyms-Stone, who is one of the project’s curators, or TTDA Chairman Colin Weise. Or just stop by as a tour guide is always on property.

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6–10 1st St., Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica

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  • $10

Published 01/10/2017


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