Jewish Cemetery

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Established in the early 19th century, Falmouth's Jewish cemetery lay abandoned in recent decades before being restored, and contains the graves of the Lindo family – some of Jamaica's earliest Jews – as well as those of Sephardim and Ashkenazim from all corners of the world. The gate is locked, but you can visit with Falmouth Heritage Walks. It's three blocks west of the Anglican church.

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