Jamaica: Greenwood Great House

The Greenwood Great House is a historic plantation house located up on high ground along the north coast of Jamaica. Built in the 1780s by the enormously wealthy brit Richard Barrett, it showcases the architectural style of the era and offers a glimpse into Jamaica’s colonial past. It was one of four great houses owned by the Barrett family, and is the best preserved examples of the plantation era Jamaican Great House. More than 200 great houses in Jamaica were razed during the slave revolt of 1831. The house is surrounded by lush gardens and offers guided tours of the interior that are ridiculously and exorbitantly overpriced and therefore better skipped.