Walls of Rose Hall | Montego Bay, Jamaica

East of Montego Bay, Jamaica, is an impressive Georgian mansion that sits high on a hill overlooking the ocean. This isn’t just any great house, however. The story goes that Annie Palmer moved to this house with her husband, John Palmer, in the 1920s. Shortly thereafter, John mysteriously died. Annie’s two subsequent husbands also died under strange circumstances. A mistress of voodoo, Annie is said to have terrorized the slaves on the plantation and supposedly murdered a handful of slaves she lured into bed.

Rose Hall fell into disrepair over the years, and in the 1970s, former Miss USA Michelle Rollins and her husband John Rollins bought it. They refurbished the buildings, and today, visitors to Rose Hall can tour the place where Annie ate, slept and went about her daily life. Some even say the place is haunted.

In my opinion, one of the most fascinating aspects of the refurbished hall are the walls, which are covered in wallpaper made of silk and fabric. One is even embroidered! Every single room is decorated differently than the last, and the wallpaper very much matches the design of each room’s decor. I snapped a few shots of the walls as I made my way through Rose Hall.







3 Responses to “Walls of Rose Hall | Montego Bay, Jamaica”

  1. YardEdge

    Interesting…great pix of the beautiful walls! Did you like the tour too?

    • JoAnna

      I have to admit, there were too many people for me to really hear what was going on during the tour. If I make it back to Jamaica someday, I might have to give it another go.

  2. YardEdge

    that’s good info to know…i’m working on planning a new tour in Jamaica, hope you’ll like it…we’re trying to make it as eco-friendly as possible!


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