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Welcome To Falmouth Jamaica
By Wellesley Gayle
It's a town with a fascinating history!
Outside of having the distinction of having the most buildings with Georgian architecture in Jamaica, it was considered, in the late 18th (early 19th century), to be the wealthiest New World port south of Charleston in South Carolina!
It was the hub for exports of rum and sugar for close to 100 properties!
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It had several merchant stores and some of the best craftsmen were here, including goldsmiths, tinsmiths and gunsmiths.
There were hotels, carriage-makers, taverns, brothels and as much as three (3) local newspapers at one point; the Cornwall Courier, The Falmouth Gazette and The Falmouth Post!
So yes, some of the wealthiest in Jamaica resided here!
After emancipation though, much changed and the town went into decline.
That decline, many argued, continued for many years, but in 2011, perhaps in an attempt to regain its glory state, the government built the hip Falmouth Cruise Ship Port, capturing semblances of its former glory!
Disney Cruise Ship in Dock
Attractions In Falmouth
And so, this has re-ignited the motivation for increased economic activity and commerce.
Today, there are several attractions, adventures and exciting things to do in an around Falmouth.
One of these is the fun, exciting, and award winning, Falmouth Food Tour!
I had the esteem pleasure of accompanying Janet and her team with their guests and thoroughly enjoyed it!
And guess what?
Oh yes, I have the highlights for you, in pictures, and video!
Pictures From The Falmouth Port
The Disney Cruise Ship At Doc In Falmouth Port
Road Pics (The Falmouth Food Tour)
Food Pics - Teaching, Quiz, Tasting, Smelling & Eating :-)
Assorted Fruit Tasting
What is this?
Historical Sites & Landmarks
The Falmouth Court House
The Georgian Architecture (Old Post Office)
The William Knibb Memorial Church, Falmouth Jamaica
The 19th Century Townhome
And one more thing...
Here's The Video!
The full YouTube Video, with highlights of the Falmouth Food Tour!
Just click the PLAY button below and enjoy!
I Should Tell You!
- The Falmouth food tour is a full walking tour, to include streets and sidewalks, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
- The tours are typically done during the height of day where it is usually warmer, it is therefore recommended that comfortable and cool clothing is worn.
Caps and sun glasses are also recommended.
- A bottle of water is provided for each guest but you may wish to bring extra water.
Directions To The Falmouth Court House
(The usual meeting point for the tour)
Visiting from overseas? Not familiar with the Falmouth area?
Here's a map with directions courtesy of Google Maps!
If you are looking to take this fun and educational tour, and require additional information, including costs and tour dates, etc., please complete the form below to directly email Janet Crick and her team.
She will get back in touch with you shortly.
You may also reach her at:
Address: 52-54 Hope Road, Suite 33, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Phone: (876) 586-1817; (876) 809-2668
Be sure to let her know you saw this review!
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A patriotic Jamaican who adore its culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' since April 2007.
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