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Kingston: Devon House Tour and Ice Cream Treat

Product ID: 101363
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Visit one of Jamaica's most famous heritage sites and enter Devon House, former home of the island's first black millionaire. Learn about its rich history, and take a stroll in the courtyard to discover the flagship store of an acclaimed ice cream brand.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Kingston.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the home of Jamaica's first black millionaire
  • Enjoy a sweet surprise at the Ice Cream Shop in the courtyard of Devon House
  • Discover a dozen of Jamaica's most acclaimed restaurants and shops
Full description
Following pick-up from your hotel in Kingston, journey to Devon House and discover the architectural dream of George Stiebel, Jamaica’s first black millionaire. Stiebel was among 3 wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, fittingly known as "Millionaires Corner."

Although the other homes were eventually demolished to make way for modern developments, Stiebel’s legacy lives on within the beautifully maintained mansion, declared a national monument by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in 1990. Trace the early history of Devon House back to the mid 17th century, when Britain captured Jamaica from Spain.

Admire the ornate fountains and palm trees on the front lawn. Then, take a guided tour inside the 2-story property and peruse the balconies, crystal chandeliers, silk wall hangings and period reproductions of the time. Learn more about West Indian society in the Victorian era, and receive a sweet surprise at the end of your tour! 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional chauffeur
  • Admission to Devon House
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for this activity
• Children must be accompanied by an adult