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Devon House, Kingston
(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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  • Visited Devon House and was pleasantly surprised. The craft shops were lovely and everyone was helpful. 
  • It is a beautiful house with a beautiful park, but that happens the guided tours are Monday through Friday! We went one Saturday and we entered the premises without problems but badly they told us that we could not take pictures of the House! I notice that people when you are on holiday do not care if it is Saturday or Sunday. Regrettable!
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  • Famous for being the house of the first black millionaire in Jamaica. The house it self is now a museum and in the location you will find different business like a restaurant, a bakery an also famous ...  more »
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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!
  • Awesome ice cream. Worth the wait. A fair amount of parking with patrolling security guards. Lots of areas to spread a picnic towel. Few areas for seating.
  • This a very good spot to hang out without being harassed. There are a few good craft and gift shops there. They also have places that you can buy pastries and of course some good and famous Devon House ice cream. The only two downfalls I have noticed with Devon house so far is that they need more seating areas and they need to pay much more attention to the overall maintenance and beautification of the grounds.
  • Lov love love their red velvet cake and the grapenut icecream
  • A very lovely place to relax and have the world's best ice cream and pastries with a love one. The tour of the Devon house was amazing. I love the history.