Historical Sites In Montego Bay

Among the diverse historical attractions that can be found within the heart of the city are the Sam Sharpe Monument, which depicts the national hero preaching to three seated slaves; The Cage – once used to jail vagabonds, drunks and vagrants overnight; and the Montego Bay Cultural Centre (formerly the Civic Centre).

The cultural centre is a reconstructed version of the 1803 courthouse that was gutted by fire in 1968; and the iconic water fountain, situated in the middle of the square, was donated by banana baron, Captain J. Kerr.

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