Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay

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Get a taste for local culture as you immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Sam Sharpe Square. Paying tribute to national hero Sam Sharpe, the cobble-stoned square fills up with merchants throughout the day. The suqare also houses the Monument of National Heroes, a bronze statue depicting Sharpe raising his arm and calling for freedom. Find the museum of St James, as well as an early 19th century building called the cage, which once held prisoners and slaves who were later auctioned away. Use our Montego Bay trip itinerary builder to visit Sam Sharpe Square on your trip to Montego Bay, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • June 19, 2017
    Sam Sharpe Square is a little gem in downtown Montego Bay. It gives a small insight into the slavery past of Jamaica and the struggle to end it. It is also a beautiful square to see outside of that.  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    If you like to know the history of the people, and/or the island that you travel to, then this one to hear. It's a small square, but it has history.  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    visit the museum and catch up on Jamaican History ..from Sam Sharpe to BoB Marley and the hstory of Montego Bay  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Was surprised how many people there had supposedly met me at the airport, even though I came in by boat ... be careful these guys will walk and talk with you for a while and then claim a fee for having served as a guide!
  • February 16, 2017
    The center of the town of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Fantastic central water fountain and statues of heroes and home to the civil center. Scenic .
  • April 19, 2016
    I'm looking for a man named Charles Watson aka " Paul".He used to live at 38 Church street, Mobay. ..Does anyone know him? Or he lives?
  • February 23, 2017
    Sam Sharpe square never sleeps
  • December 19, 2015
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