Fodor's Expert Review Devon House

Kingston House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1881 as the mansion of the island's first black millionaire, George Stiebel, who made his fortune from gold mining in South America, this National Heritage Site was bought and restored by the Jamaican government in the 1960s. Visit the two-story mansion, furnished with Venetian-crystal chandeliers and period reproductions, on a guided tour. On the grounds there are restaurants, crafts shops, a bakery, and a wine bar. Probably the biggest draw is the Devon House I-Scream shop, where lines of locals form, especially on Sunday, to get a dip of their favorite ice cream, often rum raisin.

House/Mansion/Villa Historic District/Site Store/Shop/Mall Historical

Quick Facts

26 Hope Rd.
Kingston, Kingston  Jamaica

876-929–6602

www.devonhousejamaica.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10 to tour the house; free admission for the grounds and the shops

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