Devon House Sweet Delight
Trip at a Glance
Heritage-History Tour, Sightseeing
$66 USD per person
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Monday-Fridays: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 11:30 AM
Hotel pickup and drop-off - Transport by air-conditioned minivan - Entrance fees - Ice cream treat.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking - A minimum of 2 people per booking is required - Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Popular choice with kids
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Small group ensures personal service
- Family Friendly Tour
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 allows each guest to peruse the lourved 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!
In addition to the Mansion tour, The Devon House courtyard has been made renowned as it currently houses some of Jamaica’s most acclaimed restaurants and shops:
*The Brick Oven
*Devon House Ice Cream
*Whats on Cafe
*Rum Roast and Royals
*Norma’s on the terrace
*Cooyah Rootz Wear
*Ts and Treasures
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