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Devon House: Our most recommended tours and activities

Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Ocho Rios

1. Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Ocho Rios

Experience one of Kingston's most visited historical landmarks, The Devon House Mansion. Walk within the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first millionaire of African descent, George Stiebel. Learn about Jamaica's colonial history, and try something sweet at the end. Allow the guide to share the intriguing history of what became known as "Millionaires Corner," as you take in the louvred balconies, Venetian crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings, and period reproductions.

Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Runaway Bay

2. Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Runaway Bay

One of Kingston's highly visited historical landmarks, The Devon House Mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Stiebel was among three wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which fittingly became known as the Millionaires Corner. Although the other homes were eventually demolished to make way for modern development ventures, Stiebel’s legacy lives on within the beautifully maintained Devon House - a national monument declared in 1990 by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Many would be surprised, however, to learn that the early history of Devon House dates back to the mid-seventeenth century when Britain captured Jamaica from Spain. Today, one can still find this piece of Jamaica's history in the heart of Kingston with its welcoming ornate fountains, and palm trees on the front lawn. The guided tours inside the 2 story property allow each guest to peruse the louvred balconies, Venetian crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings and period reproductions of its time, and at the end of the Mansion tour, each guest receives a sweet surprise!

From Falmouth/Melia Braco: Kingston Hilite Tour

3. From Falmouth/Melia Braco: Kingston Hilite Tour

Tap out of the tourist hot spots and into Jamaica's capital, Kingston, to visit locally beloved sites that offer insight into the city's unique history. Travel along the coast before turning inland and admire the breathtaking change of scenery before reaching the old capital. This full-day excursion allows you to explore the city's colonial architecture, business, residential communities, and major points of interest such as Beverly Hills, the statue of Bob Marley, National Stadium, National Arena, Emancipation Park, and Devon House. End your tour at the Bob Marley Museum and take an optional tour through the former home and recording studio of the legendary reggae artist. As the day comes to an end, enjoy the journey back to your resort.

Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Montego Bay

4. Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Montego Bay

One of Kingston's highly visited historical landmarks, The Devon House Mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Stiebel was among three wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which fittingly became known as the Millionaires Corner. Although the other homes were eventually demolished to make way for modern development ventures, Stiebel’s legacy lives on within the beautifully maintained Devon House - a national monument declared in 1990 by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Many would be surprised, however, to learn that the early history of Devon House dates back to the mid-seventeenth century when Britain captured Jamaica from Spain. Today, one can still find this piece of Jamaica's history in the heart of Kingston with its welcoming ornate fountains, and palm trees on the front lawn. The guided tours inside the 2 story property allow each guest to peruse the louvred balconies, Venetian crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings and period reproductions of its time, and at the end of the Mansion tour, each guest receives a sweet surprise!

Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Port Antonio

5. Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice-Cream from Port Antonio

One of Kingston's highly visited historical landmarks, The Devon House Mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Stiebel was among three wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which fittingly became known as the Millionaires Corner. Although the other homes were eventually demolished to make way for modern development ventures, Stiebel’s legacy lives on within the beautifully maintained Devon House - a national monument declared in 1990 by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Many would be surprised, however, to learn that the early history of Devon House dates back to the mid-seventeenth century when Britain captured Jamaica from Spain. Today, one can still find this piece of Jamaica's history in the heart of Kingston with its welcoming ornate fountains, and palm trees on the front lawn. The guided tours inside the 2 story property allow each guest to peruse the louvred balconies, Venetian crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings and period reproductions of its time, and at the end of the Mansion tour, each guest receives a sweet surprise!

Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice Cream from Kingston

6. Devon House Heritage Tour with Ice Cream from Kingston

One of Kingston's highly visited historical landmarks, The Devon House Mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Stiebel was among three wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which fittingly became known as the Millionaires Corner. Although the other homes were eventually demolished to make way for modern development ventures, Stiebel’s legacy lives on within the beautifully maintained Devon House - a national monument declared in 1990 by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Many would be surprised, however, to learn that the early history of Devon House dates back to the mid-seventeenth century when Britain captured Jamaica from Spain. Today, one can still find this piece of Jamaica's history in the heart of Kingston with its welcoming ornate fountains, and palm trees on the front lawn. The guided tours inside the 2 story property allow each guest to peruse the louvred balconies, Venetian crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings and period reproductions of its time, and at the end of the Mansion tour, each guest receives a sweet surprise!

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