Heritage Preservation at Seville Heritage Park
The Seville Heritage Park is nestled atop a sprawling 300 acres of land overlooking the alluring Caribbean Sea and is a testament to Jamaica’s multicultural past.
Often dubbed as the ‘Genesis of Jamaica’ the property showcases artifacts and ruins the various aspect of Jamaican history and these prove their existence in some moment in time on the property.
These artifacts include the earthenware jars used by the indigenous Tainos, metal tools used by the enslaved Africans and the Great House and ruins of the Governors’ Castle for the Spanish and English, respectively.
The property not only possesses a number of ruins but features an idyllic beach sheltered by mangroves and boasts the title of a national monument since 1999. It is also owned and operated by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, the agency mandated by law to preserve elements of history for present and future generations. The Trust does this through educational programs, declaring sites as national monuments or anything designated as protected national heritage. The JNHT also records any precious objects or works of art to be preserved, identifies and records any species of botanical or animal life to be protected.