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Devon House, Kingston

Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is more of a tourist attraction than anything else. I went there with locals and it was a chance to have some local food, ice cream and explore some shopping. I had a better time just walking the b...  read more »
  • good place to go and relax. best place to carry the kids as well and chill with friends. Ice cream, cake and food is one short walk away from heaven. I recommend coming here whenever you just want to ...  read more »
  • We went there to eat a typical Jamaican patty, and it was delicious! I got the vegetarian and I recommend it. Admission is free, and I know that there is a Museum (closed the day of our visit, a Sunday). You can eat ice cream, desserts, the patties... mmmh...
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  • Fabulous and renowned for the best Ice Cream in Jamaica dubbed " Devon House I scream" the property was the home of the first black millionaire in Jamaica. It's fantastic for family time, dates and special occasions. Love it there!
  • Always love the environment and the property is well kept. Ice cream a little on the expensive side but well worth it. NCB ATM available and several gift shops.
  • Quiet relaxing park space for a quick getaway within the hustle and bustle of Kingston. Have an ice-cream or treat of your choice and kick back a bit... Only just forgetting that work is only minute away...
  • This is a must visit spot..the icecream is like no other you have tasted..your tastebuds will lovee you for this treat..while you are on property enjoy some curry goat patty from the bakery...try the naturaĺly made sorrel drink..awee refreshing!!! And the ruma nd raisin cheese cake..just top it all off..bon appetite!!!
  • Devon house use to be a spot of attraction for both locals and foreigners. That is no longer the case. They have blocked off the larger part of devon house subjecting everyone to the back on a little patch of lawn with about 3 to 4 seats,plenty of insect flying about and once I've been there birds where diving at those insect which made it uncomfortable due to the fact u have to be ducking when there close. I started disliking Devon house from the day they closed the front to the public and that is about maybe 2 to 3 years now. One public holiday they turned the pipes on right throughout the day and night knowing large number of people would be be out. There was no lawn to sit and most seats were wet. Mud puddles were everywhere and I know this because I fell in many. I lost respect for this once great place. I suppose they decided to go back to the roots in which they started before ice cream hopefully it's not the whips and chains.
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