Rose Hall Great House Attraction
by Denise Salmon
Rose Hall Great House Attraction (Flickr Photo)
Feeling Adventurous? Then take a trip to the mysterious Rose Hall Great House.
From there you can get a tour of this enchanted property and listen to the many stories told of the late Annie Palmer, the wicked witch of the then Rose Hall plantation.
You will be allowed to explore this old mansion as the guides tell the fascinating stories of love, murder and mystery.
The Rose Hall Great House, which was built in 1770 by John Palmer and his wife Rosa Palmer, was passed on to their grand nephew, John Rose Palmer in 1820. He got married to Annie, not knowing that she possessed black magic power.
It was not long before she killed him and got married again. But she ended up killing her other husbands as well.
It has been reported that she also had many slave lovers and she killed them too, as she thought whipping slaves and torturing them was very entertaining.
The Rose Hall Great House is now beautifully furnished with European antiques, beautiful chandeliers hang from the wooden ceilings while the wall paper is made from silk. It was renovated by John Rollins in the 1960's.
There are some people who have reported seeing her ghost roaming the property at nights.
So for those visitors who enjoy living on the wild side, a candle lit evening tour can been arranged.
At the end of this captivating tour, they will take you down to the dungeon (which is now called Annie's Pub) where you are served with a rum cocktail, also referred to as the "Witches Brew". This drink is designed to calm all fears ;-)
There is also the White Witch Play, a folk drama written by a local playwright, Jane Crichton. It is said to move audiences to tears and laughter as it reveals the realities of slavery during the days of Jamaica’s sugar plantations.
For viewing, you'll need to make a reservation with them (Rose Hall Guest House contact is below)
It is also become a hot favourite for weddings!
This historical attraction is currently one of the most popular for tourists coming to the island, I'm sure you'll also find it insightful.
Be sure to check it out.
For more information, including prices of tours, contact Rose Hall Rose Hall Developments at the following address, website and contact number:
Rose Hall Rose Hall Developments LTD.
P.O. Box 1, St. James, Jamaica, W.I.
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