Other sights in Southern Jamaica
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This immaculate historic home stands atop a hill southwest of the town center. The two-story structure built in traditional Caribbean vernacular gleams after a fine renovation. It is about 170 years old (the exact date is uncertain) and began life as the center of a coffee estate and, later, a citrus plantation. It’s now one of Jamaica’s finest art galleries and a premier restaurant. The art galleries feature works by many of Jamaica’s leading artists, as well as an international repertoire. There are five arts-and-crafts studios and stores in the arcade downstairs. The entrance is 200m south of Manchester College, on the opposite side of the road at the…
Open only by appointment, this 169-hectare family nature park, east of Maggotty, surrounds an 18th-century great house. It has two small lakes and offers fishing and a variety of touristy activities that appeal to Jamaicans. There are paddleboat rides, go-karts, and kayaking on the Black River. Much of the park is a forest reserve good for birding. The owners also operate a tractor-pulled jitney from the old train station in Maggotty.