Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

Port Morant’s courthouse was rebuilt in limestone and red brick after being destroyed in the 1865 rebellion and burned down again in early 2007. Its ruins stand defiantly behind an empty plinth that once bore an Edna Manley statue of Paul Bogle, his hands clasped over the hilt of a machete. Bogle is buried beside the courthouse alongside a mass grave holding the remains of many slaves who lost their lives in the rebellion.

Diagonally across from the courthouse is a handsome, ochre-colored Anglican church dating to 1881.

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Nearby Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast attractions

1. Bath Botanical Garden

6.02 MILES

At the east end of town there is an old limestone church marking the entrance to a charming, if sometimes under-tended, botanic garden established in 1779…

2. Reggae Falls

7.76 MILES

These artificial falls, created by the Hillside Dam, make an attractive swimming hole. Drive from Morant Bay through Seafort to get here, then walk along…

3. Reach Falls

12.54 MILES

Even in a country that abounds in waterfalls, Reach Falls stands out as one of the most beautiful places in Jamaica. The white rushing cascades are…

4. Nanny's Grave

13.6 MILES

Moore Town’s main site of interest is Nanny's Grave (also known as Bump Grave), at the southern, uppermost end of town. A tall stone marker commemorates…

5. Nanny Falls


The idyllic waterfall and swimming hole of Nanny Falls is a 30-minute walk uphill from the end of Moore Town, passing under huge ferns, Jamaican apple…

6. Morant Point Lighthouse

14.98 MILES

Bath is the gateway to the Morant peninsula which juts into the Caribbean Sea. The 30m-tall, red-and-white-striped lighthouse marks Morant Point, the…

7. Blue Mountain Peak

16.03 MILES

Highest of the highlights, Blue Mountain Peak reaches 2256m above sea level, and no visit to the area should neglect a predawn hike to its summit for a…

8. Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park

16.87 MILES

The Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park protects 782 sq km and is managed by the Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust. The park includes the forest…