The town of Falmouth on the northern coast of Jamaica is one of the largest colonial historic districts in the Caribbean and is home to the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port, the newest cruise port to open on the island. Founded in 1769, Falmouth was one of Jamaica’s busiest ports during the 18th century. Today it’s the capital of Trelawny Parish and is one of the country’s best preserved Georgian towns.
How to get to Falmouth
Cruise ships dock right outside Falmouth and getting to the historic district is as easy as walking through the port complex and crossing the street. As you walk through the port take note of one of the most important historic buildings in Falmouth: the former home of plantation owner John Tharp, located inside the port complex. Lining the walkway that heads out of the cruise port are illustrated signs with old photos and historic information about the town.