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Site of the historic waterwheel that gave Falmouth, Jamaica the first piped water system in the western hemisphere.


Nestled on the bank of the famous historic Martha Brae River, The Waterwheel presents a quiet, serene, green atraction "away from it all."


Our relatively large location makes it ideal for almost all types of functions, from weddings to meetings, concerts and parties: The Waterwheel will accommodate all.

The Waterwheel gives you a mixture of history, nature and events in one beautiful location on the bank of the Martha Brae River near Falmouth in Trelawny parish.

About The Waterwheel

The Waterwheel is a Falmouth attraction located in Martha Brae, approximately 2 miles from the Falmouth port.


It is aimed at preserving the history of the historic “Persian” water wheel. This water wheel made the relatively small town of Falmouth the first town in the western hemisphere to have running water. You can see how the water was taken from the Martha Brae and pumped into Falmouth town.

Because of this system, residents of Falmouth proudly boast that their town had piped water before New York City.


Nestled on the left bank of the Martha Brae, the location is quiet, green and peaceful. It is the perfect spot for nature lovers. As the Martha Brae flows past, water has been channeled into a natural river-fed pool. Our visitors are free to enjoy our natural pool.


The premise consist of Bar Area, Kitchen (including drums for jerking), Bathroom Facilities, 40 ft by 40 ft covered area for seating, 30 ft by 30 ft dance area, uncovered and extensive lawn area.

20 ft by 20 ft Tent, 10 ft by 20 ft tent ,chairs and tables for additional rental.


The Martha Brae natural attraction can accommodate groups of almost any size. We have both indoor and outdoor accommodations. Our indoor facility can hold approximately 120 persons, with additional spaces for tents to be erected to hold more than that number.

The location is perfect for all types of events including:

  • Weddings
  • Concerts
  • Fun days
  • Parties
  • Dances,
  • Business meetings
  • Pool parties
  • Funeral repasts
  • Relaxation
  • Socialising

Fun Day Activities include (but not limited to):

  • Domino
  • Ludo
  • Fishing
  • Football (scrimmage)
  • Volleyball


The Waterwheel Falmouth attraction is located on what locals call “River Road.” It is close to the bridge that overlooks the terminus of the Martha Brae River Rafting attraction.


For all types of functions, the Waterwheel caters upon request.

Our Location

For Booking Call:

Earl Leakey 876-469-2940
Dian Leakey 876-351-4317


The Waterwheel
Martha Brae, Falmouth

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