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Accompong Maroon Festival

The best time to get a sense of Accompong’s uniqueness is during the traditional Accompong Maroon Festival. The festival celebrates Accompong’s nominal independence and is a riot of traditional dancing, drumming, me…
Museum in Accompong

Accompong Community Centre & Museum

Across from the little square facing the crossroads that you first arrive at in Accompong, this museum is a veritable peek into the Afro-Caribbean world’s cultural attic: goombey drums, a blunderbuss allegedly used …
Cave in Accompong

Peace Cave

One of Accompong's attractions is a one-hour trek down to the Peace Cave (guided hike about US$35), where Cudjoe signed the 1739 peace treaty with the British. The cave itself may be small and unimpressive, but the …
Arts & Crafts in Accompong

Craft Shop

Goombey drums, along with medicinal herbs, calabash shells and abengs (cow horns), are for sale in the tiny red-and-green craft shop as you enter town. The hand-carved goombay drum (around J$4000) is box-shaped and …
Jamaican in Accompong

Maroon Restaurant

The only official restaurant in the Accompong community. It enthusiastically rustles up traditional Maroon food, with many ingredients plucked from within a 100m radius of your plate. It's just off the main road, ro…
Village in Accompong

Bickle Village

Uphill from the Parade Ground is Bickle Village, with several traditional thatch-roofed homes, a Maroon burial ground nearby, a small herbal garden where your guide can point out different medicinal herbs, and the K…
Square in Accompong

Crossroads

Accompong is centered on the crossroads overlooked by a tiny square, where the Presbyterian church looks over a small monument that honors Cudjoe, the Maroon leader (the statue next to it is that of Leonard Parkinso…
Area in Accompong

Parade Ground

At the top of the village, the large field is the Parade Ground where Maroons used to get ready for war and also where they'd be disciplined for various infractions by the Maroon elders with a cat o' nine tails unti…