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Devon House, Kingston

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Take a step back into the nation's past during a visit to Devon House, a 19th century mansion and celebrated landmark. Built in 1891, the Georgian-style mansion sits on a sprawling 4.4 ha (11 acre) estate of landscaped gardens, with much of the property now housing shops, restaurants, and cafes. Take a tour of the main house to learn about its original owner, George Stiebel, a self-made man who became the country's first black millionaire. Furnished with antiques from across the region, the home's interiors showcase Victorian tastes, with English chandeliers and oil paintings.. Make Devon House a centerpiece of your Kingston vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kingston vacation planner.
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  • Beautiful grounds and gardens. Shops, restaurants, bakery and the ice cream parlor is a must to taste the various flavors of smooth delicious Devon house ice cream.  more »
  • Beautiful house. Nice landscaped garden with shops, bakery, ice cream parlor. Great tour of the house that belonged to Jamaica's first black millionaire. Interesting facts about this family and Jamaic...  more »
  • Besides a tour of the historical Devon House (including end of tour patty or ice cream), Devon house is home to the best Ice Cream in Jamaica (it also beats many worldwide brands in my opinion book, s...  more »
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  • A nice romantic location in the heart of Kingston to sit and relax with friends or family. Also the home of the world famous Devon house ice cream and a Jamaican heritage site. Visitors are an eclectic mix of location and foreign. Nice shops to get food, chocolate, souvenirs​and other concessionaires.
  • Lovely lunch of Jamaican patties at the Devon House Bakery. Choice of chicken, beef, lobster and a few others. Lots of pastries on offer as well. All surrounded by other shops and beautiful gardens.
  • Best Ice Cream in Jamaica no doubt! My favorite flavor is the Rum &Raisin. There's good ambiance. They also have pastry stores and restaurants on site.
  • The ice cream is so delicious! Every one is walking around with a huge cone filled with different flavours. I personally enjoyed cookies and cream.😘
  • Attractive location. Lots of photographic spots. I didn't do the tour but their ice cream is nice and their cakes are passable. Just don't go there on a Sunday. It's like every Jamaican ever goes there on a Sunday. So expect to stand on a line a mile long for ice cream if you go on a Sunday.