Sam Sharpe Square
At the southwest corner of Sam Sharpe Sq you’ll find the copper-domed Civic Centre, an elegant colonial-style cut-stone building on the...
Museum of St James
In the Civic Centre is the small yet highly informative Museum of St James with relics and other exhibits tracing the history of St...
The Town House , with a handsome redbrick frontage buried under a cascade of bougainvillea and laburnum, dates from 1765, when it was...
Good for cheap meat and vegetable patties.
Sam Sharpe Square information
Lonely Planet review
This bustling cobbled square, formerly called the Parade, is named for the Right Excellent Samuel Sharpe (1801–32), national hero and leader of the 1831 Christmas Rebellion. At the square’s northwest corner is the National Heroes Monument , a bronze statue of Paul Bogle and Sam Sharpe, Bible in hand, speaking to three admirers. The sculpture is the work of Jamaican artist Kay Sullivan and has an appealing rawness to it. Also on the northwest corner is the Cage , a tiny cut-stone and brick building built in 1806 as a lockup, now a small souvenir shop. The Cage was originally built of wood, but unruly prisoners damaged it so much it was remodeled in stone.