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Day 274 of 365 Things to Do, See & Eat in Jamaica – The House that Bustamante Built, Now Bustamante Museum

Bustamante Museum
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The Bustamante Museum is located on Tucker Avenue in St. Andrew Parish. It is the former home of Sir Alexander Bustamante, who served as Prime Minister of Jamaica from 1962 to 1967. Bustamante was held in detention in 1940 at Up Park Camp, charged with inciting workers to protest their low wages and poor working conditions. From the camp, he told his attorneys to built a home on a half-acre of land he purchased in 1939. The attorneys had the house finished within a year, about the same time Bustamante was released from his detention. The house has three bedrooms and three bathroom, and is made of concrete with a combination hip-and-gable end and timber-shingled roof. It is on the list of Jamaica’s heritage buildings for two reasons: Bustamante was named a National Hero and many important conferences have occurred there. The museum features a multimedia exhibit and artifacts relating to Bustamante and his time.

About 365 Things to Do, See and Eat in Jamaica
Jamaica has so many unique foods, places and events to offer. These things are often missed by visitors to Jamaica and even locals. Our goal is to have you try new things and see what Jamaica has to fully offer with something to do 365 days of the year. Please note that these are all our opinions and we are always open to suggestions.

Photo Source: Bustamante Museum


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