1. Bob Marley Museum
The Bob Marley Museum, one of the most popular places in Kingston, is located at 56 Hope Road, the site of the legendary musician’s home, which he purchased in 1975. He resided there until his passing in 1981.
The house, which was converted into a museum in 1987, displays Marley’s personal treasures. The property also features a well-equipped 80-seat theatre, a photographic gallery, a record shop and a gift shop filled with a wide assortment of Bob Marley’s memorabilia.
Visitors can learn about the life of Marley through guides and are also able to purchase records, souvenirs and memorabilia, representing the life of the late reggae superstar.
2. Peter Tosh Museum
The Peter Tosh Museum, honoring the life and legacy of Peter Tosh, one of Jamaica’s global music icon, is housed in the Pulse Entertainment Complex, 38A Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. The museum, one of several interesting places in Kingston, provides visitors with technologically interactive elements, and narrative to enhance their exploration of the life of Peter Tosh. A collection of Tosh memorabilia, including his custom-built guitar in the shape of an M16 rifle, his unicycle, the original golden microphones given to Tosh by Mick Jagger, and several painted portraits, is on display.
3. Trench Town Culture Yard Museum
The Trench Town Culture Yard Museum, is located at 6 & 8 Lower First Street in Trench Town. Bob Marley lived at the premises in the early years of his career. The site hosts a small museum which presents the history of Trench Town along with articles, instruments and furnishing used by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The original buildings have been restored and the site was designated protected national heritage on May 10, 2007. The Trench Town Culture Yard Museum is one of must-visit places in Kingston.
4. Jamaica Music Museum
The Jamaica Music Museum, one of several places in Kingston to visit, is located within the Institute of Jamaica at 10-16 East Street, Kingston. Its purpose is to support and conduct research into and document all aspects of Jamaican musical history. The museum has on display several musical memorabilia.
5. Devon House
The Devon House property, at 26 Hope Road, Kingston 10, houses a 19th century Great House which informs us of life in Colonial Jamaica: specifically painting a picture of a day in the life of the wealthy, upper class Jamaican family in the 1800s. Devon House, which is designated a heritage site, also houses the world-renowned Devon House ice cream, an Italian style pizzeria, Chocolate Dreams bakery, various other restaurants and gift shops. Devon House is definitely one of the places in Kingston you will be glad you visited.
6. Port Royal
Port Royal, the historic town, was described once as the ‘wickedest city in the world’. The legendary Port, a historical mecca of the pirate age, was home to notorious pirates, including the infamous Henry Morgan. Visitors will see cannons and forts, and experience the Giddy House, a building left permanently tilted by the Earthquake of 1907, which engulfed a part of Port Royal in the sea. There are several old style saloons, an d choice seafood available. Port Royal is now a cruise port. It is one of the top places in Kingston that should not be excluded from the list of places to visit.
7. Independence Park
Independence Park is a sports and cultural complex in Kingston. Built for the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, it houses a variety of sports facilities. A statue of Bob Marley marks the entrance to the site. The main sports venue at the complex is the National Stadium. Statues of Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley, Donald Quarrie, Merlene Ottey, Usain Bolt, Shelly Fraser-Price, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Asafa Powell grace the entrance to the National Stadium at Independence Park. Independence Park is one of the most visited places in Kingston.