National Heroes Sites

National Heroes SitesThe birthplaces and former residences of our national heroes are important national treasures, which over the years have acquired special sentimental value for not only the residents of the communities in which they are located, but also for Jamaicans as a whole.

  • 24 Tucker Avenue - is the former residence of the late Sir Alexander Bustamante.
  • 32 Market Street - is the birthplace of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jamaica's first National Hero.
  • Blenheim - is the birthplace of Sir Alexander Bustamante, the first Jamaican to be awarded the honour of National Hero while alive.
  • Cherry Garden Great House - In 1845, George William Gordon bought the Cherry Garden property which was originally a sugar estate.
  • Liberty Hall - located at 76 King Street, Kingston was the centre of activities for the Kingston division of The U.N.I.A (which was founded in 1914 by the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey)
  • Regardless - is intimately associated with the Rt. Excellent Norman Manley, in that, in 1962 it became his place of residence.
  • Roxborough - is the birthplace of National Hero, the Right Excellent Norman Washington Manley.
  • Stony Gut - is the birth place of Jamaica's National Hero, Paul Bogle.
  • Hugh Shearer's Birthplace - The building which appears to be a late 19th century structure is very small and quaint


Ever since the capture of Jamaica by the English from the Spanish in 1655, the need for fortification became immediate because of the...



The Morant Bay Courthouse, which was destroyed by fire on Monday, February 19, 2007, is an important part of St. Thomas's history.



Built in 1885 of masonry and timber, the Simms building exhibits a combination of Gothic and Georgian features; the projecting...