See reviews and photos of historical heritage tours in ocho rios jamaica on tripadvisor. Home of the jamaica national heritage trust headquarters house formerly known as hibbert house was one of the finest residences built in kingston and the seat of the jamaicas legislative council from 1872 to 1960.
The island is littered with remarkable relics of the slave era the fight for emancipation and the journey to independence.
Pictures of heritage sites in jamaica. This is a list of lists of world heritage sitesa world heritage site is a place that is listed by the united nations educational scientific and cultural organization unesco as having special cultural or physical significance. Having been colonized by both the spanish and the english jamaica has a very rich history. The jamaica national heritage trust has been entrusted with the task of ensuring that physical structures that attest to landmark events in our nations history are protected and available to.
Here are 5 jamaican heritage tourism sites that you may want to visit to learn more. Andrew holness right takes a selfie with arts and culture awardee rushaine duttyberry berry at the prime ministers youth awards for excellence which was held on saturday november 30 on the lawns of jamaica house in kingston. Here are 5 jamaican historic sites that will give you a glimpse of the jamaica that once existed in the time of our ancestors.
Westmoreland heritage sites photo of the day prime minister the most hon. It was the tainos who met christopher columbus when he arrived on. It is a historic site where a population of maroons was able to force the british into signing a peace treaty in 1738.
Jamaicas first inhabitants the tainos also called the arawaks were a peaceful people believed to be from south america. Top ocho rios historical heritage tours. Our jamaican heritage is a patchwork of different cultures that have influenced the nation over several eras.
This is a complete list of national heritage sites in jamaica as published by the jamaica national heritage trust. However there are many places around the island that showcase jamaicas rich history and can teach the younger generation a lot about the countrys colourful past. It is an island within an island of specially adapted biodiversity found nowhere else in the world and is a last refuge for some species driven from the rest of jamaica by humans.