About Devon House
One of Jamaica’s most celebrated historic landmarks, the Devon House Mansion is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel. Having gained his wealth from gold mining in South America, Stiebel was among three wealthy Jamaicans who constructed elaborate homes during the late 19th century at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road. This corner fittingly became known as the Millionaire’s Corner.
The Devon House mansion is a beautiful blend of Caribbean and Georgian architecture, furnished with an expertly curated collection of Jamaican, English and French antique pieces and reproductions. The Mansion overlooks a vast expanse of perfectly manicured and lush, green lawns. Stiebel’s legacy lives on with the beautifully maintained Devon House, which was declared a national monument in 1990 by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. This was done under the instructions of the Rt. Hon. Edward Seaga, who was then Minister of Development and Welfare with responsibility for cultural affairs, and later Prime Minister of Jamaica.
Devon House has since evolved from being home of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel, to being synonymous with fun, family entertainment and recreation in Kingston, where guests can tour, shop, dine and relax.
Things to do at Devon House
Step back in time to 1881 to learn what life was like when the Stiebel’s called Devon House their home. Our talented tour guides are able to provide the Devon House Mansion tour in English and Deutsch.
Devon House a family-fun recreational site to walk, study, play or simply to just relax in the garden.
Devon House offers the mansion and a variety of outdoor settings to host your event. Whether an intimate dinner for two or elegant cocktails for 30 to 300, a large banquet or gala, we have the perfect spot to create your successful event.
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Restaurants & Shops
Get away from it all with a luxurious, soothing, and holistic experience at the Spa at Devon House. Come in for pampering with therapeutic massages, aromatherapy, reflexology, and more. The Island Rituals products used at the spa are Jamaican-made, infused with local healing herbs. Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 10am to 6pm Contact number: (876) 777-9999 or (876) 480-5375 By appointment only.
Kew Park Farms is the small farm with the big heart. Order and collect or pop in and get free-range chicken, pork, lamb, orchard crops, and seasonal fruits. Everything is farmed in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. Kew Park Farms’ outlet is in the Artisan Village. Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday: 10am to 6pm Saturday: 12pm to 5pm Sunday: 12pm Contact number: (876) 396-1037
Housed on the verandah of the beautiful Devon House Mansion, this restaurant not only offers exquisite surroundings but exquisite meals to match. Go for the premium local, dry-aged steaks, seafood options, signature desserts, and premium wine and liquor experience. Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11am to 9pm Contact number: (876) 616-8831 & (876) 353-9728
Scoops Unlimited produces the famous Devon House I-scream. The ice cream is so good that National Geographic named it the fourth best place in the world to have ice cream. There’s a flavour for everyone with staples like chocolate and coffee but also mango, stout, and seasonal treats like sorrel. Opening hours: Daily: 10am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 920-8666
This souvenir shop is a one-stop shop for all kinds of wonderful local items. From t-shirts to ceramics, carvings, sauces, key chains, books on Jamaican legends and gift packages, T’s and Treasures has souvenirs covered. Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 6pm Contact number: (876) 632-2961
For everything Jamaican, there’s no better place than Things Jamaican. This little store is filled with all sorts of locally-made products. Here you’ll find home décor pieces, jewellery, spices and sauces, clothing and more all from small local businesses and artisans. Opening Hours: Mon - Sat: 10 am – 8pm Sun: 12 noon – 8pm Contact number: (876) 926-1961
Shaded by a magnificent mahogany tree you’ll find Mahogany Tree Bar. This is a perfect place to kick back, relax with a tasty cocktail and enjoy some cool breeze. Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 906-7165 or (876) 754-4940
Rêve Jewellery lives up to the name rêve, which means dream in French, with its dreamy, unique designs. Step into the shop and discover avant-garde necklaces, rings, beautiful bracelets, and stylish shoes from this award-winning brand. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 11am to 7pm Sun: 12:30pm to 6pm Contact number: (876) 908-2498 or (876) 363-3495
Body oils, bath salts, scrubs, diffuser oils, candles and more, infused with signature blends of essential oils. Starfish is the place for the aromatherapy and candle enthusiasts. This Jamaican company has been producing these wonderful natural products since 1996 and has been featured in major publications like Bon Appétit. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am to 6pm Sat: 10:30am to 7pm Contact number: (876) 906-8045 (876) 908-6763
At Elaine's Elegance you’ll find beautiful handmade cut-work embroidery dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets for women. Everything is made by Elaine herself! Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am to 6pm Sat: 10am to 4pm Contact number: (876) 920-0357
Devon House Bakery is an ever-popular spot. The bakery is filled with cases of tempting baked goods against a background of a huge red-brick oven. Stop in for a patty, grab a slice of cake, or grab one of our international desserts and enjoy on a bench outside. Opening hours: Daily: 10 am to 10 pm Contact number: (876) 566-3198
For elegant and eye-catching leather sandals step into D’Nex Step. These sandals are crafted by hand using the highest quality leather and come in bold styles inspired by colourful Caribbean foliage. Opening hours: Mon – Sat: 11am to 7pm Contact number: (876) 295-4689 or (876) 826-4991
In a courtyard just beside the Devon House Mansion, situated in the old carriage house, the Grog Shoppe is a beautiful restaurant with stellar food. Dine indoors or out in a picturesque courtyard full of red brick and rustling trees. You’ll find both Jamaican fare and international cuisine on the menu. Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 906-7165 or (876) 754-4940
Grab some yummy freshly popped flavoured popcorn at Fruit Loops in the Artisan Village. Fuel up with other drinks and snacks that you can munch on as you go. Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 8am to 5pm Saturday – Sunday: 8am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 894-3674
A taste of Italy at Devon House. At La Pizzeria you’ll find gourmet thin crust pizzas made with care and fired in a real brick oven. You’ll find the typical toppings, but also pizzas with a Jamaican twist such as ackee and callaloo, jerk chicken or por. You can even get a yard-long pizza to share! Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 906-7165 & (876) 754-4940
Along the brick-paved walkway leading to the main courtyard of Devon House is Damascus Gate. This eatery is home to a bevy of Mediterranean dishes. Here you can tuck into dishes such as falafel, beef shawarma, and tabouleh. Opening hours: Daily: 11am to 9pm Contact number: (876) 906-3888 or (876) 840-7830
With nutritious coconut at the heart of its offerings, the smoothie spot Coco Raw is perfect for healthy treats and snacks. Get yourself a tasty nutrient-packed smoothie, shaved ice or flavoured natural coconut water paired with a fresh salad. Opening hours: Daily: 11am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 461-5413
In a cosy corner near the entrance of the Devon House grounds, decorated with local art, is Opa Restaurant and Reggae Mill Bar. The menu covers a spectrum of scrumptious Jamaican dishes from ackee and saltfish to oxtail. They also specialise in authentic Greek dishes, like spanakopita and kotosouvlaki. The bar is full of vibes on a Friday and Saturday night! Mon – Thurs: Noon to 11pm Fri – Sat: Noon to 2am Sun: Noon to 11pm Contact number: (876) 631-2000 or (876) 550-2000
New York isn’t the only place to get a good hot dog. Bad Dawg is a brand of locally-made hot dogs. Get one near the Devon House entrance, hot off the grill and dress it up with spicy scotch bonnet sauce. You can also get delicious soups here. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 11am – 9:00 pm Sunday: 1pm – 10pm
This quaint tea shop is home to a variety of quality loose leaf teas lined up in neatly labelled jars and all sorts of tea-drinking accessories. Have a parcel of tea weighed out for you to take home or enjoy a cup in the shop with a yummy pastry. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am to 5pm Sat: 10am to 6pm Contact number: (876) 507-3006
Rosie’s Crystal Gallery is a unique spot filled with beautiful crystals of all types, shapes, and sizes. You’ll also find handcrafted jewellery, incense and books on crystal grids, chakras, and more. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am to 5pm Sat: 10am to 6pm Contact number: (876) 507-3006
In a cosy corner near the entrance of the Devon House grounds, decorated with local art, is Opa Restaurant and Reggae Mill Bar. The menu covers a spectrum of scrumptious Jamaican dishes from ackee and saltfish to oxtail. They also specialise in authentic Greek dishes, like spanakopita and kotosouvlaki. The bar is full of vibes on a Friday and Saturday night! Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: Noon to 11pm
Find chic dresses and shirts all made from cotton at Gimi Cool Cottons in the Artisan Village. Cotton is one of the best fabrics to wear in hot wear and Gimi Cool Cottons brings you style while beating the heat. Opening hours Mon – Sat: 11am to 7pm Contact number: (876) 368-7066
Pimentos serves up delightful salads, hot gourmet sandwiches, delicious burgers, and flavourful soups. When ordering you get a buzzer, which gives you the opportunity to explore the courtyard offerings until your food is ready; then sit and enjoy, relaxing at one of their cool outdoor tables. Opening hours: Daily: 10am to 10pm Contact number: (876) 291-5400 or (876) 908-1772