Kingston Heritage Sites
Welcome to the JNHT Kingston Heritage Sites. a stimulating insight into some of the county's unique historic landmarks and other famous heritage sites which offers both guided and unguided tours. Our unique parish system started some time after the English conquest of Jamaica in 1655 and continued until 1886 when it became the parishes we know today.
- Scots Kirk Church - is the principal Presbyterian Church in the island.
- Coke Methodist Church - was named after Dr. Thomas Coke, founder of the Methodist Missions.
- East Queen Street Baptist Church - had the largest Baptist membership in the world when it
- Holy Trinity Cathedral - The Cathedral was built in 1911 in the Byzantine - revival style.
- Kingston Parish Church - Erected around 1911 on the foundations of the original church.
- St. Peter's Church - Original Church destroyed by the great earthquake of 1692 in Port Royal.
- Wesley Methodist Church - The Wesley Methodist Church, erected in 1825, can be described as
- Fort Nugent - Harbour View was the site of this Fort which was first built by the Spanish slave agent, James Castillo, to guard his home against attack.
- Fort Charles - The first fort erected in Port Royal was Fort Charles. It was built in the late 1650-60
- Port Royal Forts - Many other forts were built in Port Royal, Fort Carlisle, Fort Morgan, Fort Rocky
- Port Royal - was called "the richest and wickedest city in the world".
- Rockfort - first fortified as protection against the possibility of a French invasion from Santo Domingo under the command of Ducasse in 1694.
- Rockfort Spa - believed to have appeared miraculously following the 1907 earthquake
- Admiralty Houses - part of the Old Naval Dockyard in Port Royal
- Gordon House - is a two storey contemporary building with a distinct symmetrical design
- Hibbert House /Headquarters House - as it was known up to the time of the owner's death
- Institute of Jamaica - was established in 1879 during the governorship of Sir Anthony Musgrave
- Liberty Hall - was the centre of activities for the Kingston division of The U.N.I.A.
- Ward Theatre - presented as a gift to the city of Kingston in 1912 by Colonel Charles Ward
- National Heroes Park - now stands was once one of the most popular spots in Kingston.
- Trench Town Culture Yard - one of the many houses which was built by the Central Housing Authority between 1940 & 1949.
- St. William Grant Park - Located in the centre of Down Town, Kingston
- Port Royal Terrestrial Archaeology
- Port Royal Underwater Archaeology
- Tower Street - General Penitentiary - exquisite Jamaican Georgian architecture
- Kingston Railway Station - was built along the Jamaica/Georgian lines of architecture.
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante - designed by Errol Alberga, completed in Oct 1979.
- Monument to the Most Honourable Michael Manley - designed by Mark and Susan Taylor
- Monument to the Most Honourable Sir Donald Sangster - designed by Mostyn Campbell, completed in 1968.
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent George William Gordon & the Rt. Excellent Paul Bogle - emerged as defenders of the rights of the poor and oppressed in the Post Emancipation era.
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent Marcus Garvey - designed by G. C. Hodges in 1964.
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent Nanny - designed by Compass Workshop Limited, dedicated on Oct 14, 1999
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent Norman Manley - designed by H. D. Repole, dedicated on Sept 16, 1972.
- Monument to the Rt. Excellent Samuel Sharpe - designed by Compass Workshop Ltd.
- Negro Aroused - created in 1935, by Edna Manley
- Public Building East & West - among the early structures in Kingston to utilise concrete in its construction