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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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  • Devon House ice cream is definitely a place to visit. Every 2-years when I visit Kingston, I must pay a visit to the ice cream shop. The new building is larger and not congested like the previous buil...  more »
  • Its a nice setting, nice mix of shops to go through, prices vary, shops vary, some artistic crafts can be found, some souvenirs, some restaurants, chocolate store, pizza, etc. Think two stores stand o...  more »
  • Always a great place to visit in Kingston, Jamaica. Cool evenings with plenty places to sit and enjoy family and the view!!  more »
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  • Devon House is such a calm and relaxing place to be at. You can bring your family and have a picnic or couples can go and enjoy some of the best ice cream that is being offered in the world! With its historical sentiments still intact, it creates the ambiance of the 18-1900's and can be quote daunting at night. It's awesome there! Plus they have a bakery there that serves the yummiest of pastries. #yum
  • Lots of history here in this house and Jamaica in 1818. Tors are offered Monday through Friday until 4:30 PM. I arrived at five, so I didn't get a chance to take the tour,but did get a chance to View the beautiful grounds. This is the perfect spot for a quiet romantic picnic fun day with the family... lots of open space for small children to run around. The souvenir shops were rather inexpensive so I bought several things. Also make sure you get some of the famous ice cream and something from the bakery. I Kept hearing so much about the bakery at Devon House that I just had to come back again the next day to try it. I came in for breakfast on my way to Port Royal. At 10 am most of the other shops weren't open yet but the bakery was. I got the fish, curry goat, and beef patties. My absolute favorite was the curry goat. The pastry was fresh, flaky and buttery. The filling was generous and incredibly flavorful....and it was piping hot! I also had the sorrel drink which was too sweet for my husband, but I loved it!
  • One of my favorite places in Kingston. You must try the world famous ice cream shop. I haven't tried it in a while but the chicken patty from the bakery is also worth a mention
  • Nice place to just chill with friends, family or on a date. The ice cream is excellent. Nice bar. Good food. The shops are quaint. The staff courteous.
  • 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.