If you're looking to have a peaceful day without leaving Kingston, Hope Botanical Gardens and Zoo is the place for you. The Hope Botanical Gardens, also known as the Royal Botanical Gardens, hail back to Jamaica’s colonial past. In 1873, it was established by Major Richard Hope, who was a commander in the British Army… Read More
Nestled in the heart of urban New Kingston is one of Jamaica’s greatest historical treasures, Emancipation Park. It is themed a “Tribute to Freedom” and lives up to its theme visually with an 11ft bronze sculpture, named Redemption Song. The prominent sculpture at the entrance of the park is of a black male and female looking up… Read More
The Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point in Jamaica. It's 7,402ft high and famous for producing some of the world's best Coffee. Hiking the Blue Mountain, however, is less known as one of the premier activities on the Island. The peak is a natural paradise prized by nature lovers because of the wonderful scenery and… Read More
Ribbiz Ultra Lounge is my absolute favorite hang-out spot in all of Jamaica. This is where I go when I want to let loose, and have a good time. In my opinion, the atmosphere is perfect. The music is great, the bar has everything, the food is excellent, and you'll be hard pressed to find… Read More
Located not far away from one of Jamaica’s most popular attractions, The Blue Mountains, is the National Park, Holywell Park. The property is 330 acres and stands about one kilometer above sea level. It is the perfect sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of Kingston City. The property offers 10 gazebos, restrooms, picnic areas… Read More
Are you a Bob Marley fan? Have you ever been curious to find out just exactly who helped Bob Marley and under what circumstances did he become the world’s number one reggae artist? Where did it all begin for him? Who was his instructor and who mentored his abilities? Well, if I have fueled the… Read More
Sitting on 11 acres of property, located in the heart of the country’s capital, Kingston, is one of Jamaica’s finest and leading Heritage Sites. This 127 year old testimonial was built for Jamaica’s first black millionaire, Gorge Stiebel, the World Famous; Devon House! Devon House is one of Jamaica’s most celebrated landmarks, due to… Read More
At Hellshire you can expect to be greeted by the warm Caribbean Sea, people selling raw oysters (I dare you to try), horse rides, local music and the best fried fish you’ll ever taste! Jamaicans who now live abroad always stop by Hellshire for their escovitch fish fix. Hellshire Beach, locally referred to as just… Read More
5 Old Hope Road Kingston 6, Jamaica 876-847-3915 876-978-7873 JERKAZ Restaurant offers a good selection of flavourful Jamaican dishes and appetizers including jerk, curry, BBQ and seafood. It opened its doors in October 2014 and boasts some of the most unique style in Kingston, Jamaica. The décor is clean, rustic and quite welcoming. The atmosphere… Read More
The Blue Mountains form the longest mountain range along the eastern edge of Jamaica and features majestic scenery. Many people hike or bike through the mountains to witness first hand nature at its finest. This under-explored area is also the source of the world famous and fragrant Blue Mountain Coffee. The ride up to Blue… Read More
The Bob Marley Museum is former residence and studio of the legendary reggae singer, Bob Marley. It is located in the capital, Kingston and was Marley’s home until his death in 1981. It was also home to Tuff Gong record label that was founded by The Wailers back in the 1970s. Today, the house is… Read More
Bob Marley Museum in Kingston Jamaica
The Bob Marley Museum is former residence and studio of the legendary reggae singer, Bob Marley. It is located in the capital, Kingston and was Marley’s home until his death in 1981.
It was also home to Tuff Gong record label that was founded by The Wailers back in the 1970s.
Today, the house is a famous tourist attraction, museum and shrine. HEY, you never know…you may run into one of his famous sons who often visit to use the studio!
If you are a fan of Bob Marley and his music, this is a must place to visit. The tour shows a very personal view of Bob’s life, and the history and philosophy of his music. The one-hour tour also tells the story of Bob Marley’s life after he moved “uptown.”
Upon entrance you will see a statue of the music legend. Although the home is very simplistic, vibrant Rastafarian murals and colours decorate the surroundings.
Inside the home displays Bob’s gold and platinum records along the walls – Exodus, 1977, Uprising, 1980, and Legend, 1984. If you browse through you will see many of Marley’s prestigious awards. Also featured in the home are Rastafarian religious cloaks, Bob Marley’s favourite denim shirt and the Order of Merit given to him by the Jamaican government.
The second floor of his home includes the bedrooms. One of the rooms showcases media clippings of Marley’s superstar life. Another room is a model of Bob Marley’s original record shop – Wail’n Soul’.
The most intriguing room of all is Marley’s unadorned bedroom left just as it was with his star-shaped guitar laying by his bedside. It was in this bedroom that a failed assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley.
The tour closes with a 20 minute captivating film of Bob Marley’s final days. This is one of the places you definitely want to bring some extra cash to shop. A wide range of Bob Marley products are sold here including CDs, photos, bags, shirts, shoes and towels. Make sure when you step into the gift shop you check out the clothing line “CATCH A FIRE” designed by Marley’s eldest child Cedella.
Although Bob Marley passed away at a very young age, his memory lives on forever not only in Jamaica but all over the world. I highly recommend watching the Bob Marley documentary, “Marley” (2012) that portrays the classic life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom.
Monday-Saturday First Tour: 9:30am Last Tour: 4:00pm
Each tour is 1 hour Fees Non-Residents Adults: US$20 Children (Ages 4 – 12): US$10 Residents Adults: JA$500 Children (Ages 4-12): JA$250
There is a Café on the compound where you can relax and get food and refreshments.
Please note: Unfortunately, no photos are allowed to be taken inside the home. You are welcome to take photos outside the house by the beautiful murals depicting Bob Marley and his family.
Location: 56 Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica Did you know? Michael Jackson and his brothers were guests of Bob Marley in the 70s