The obvious answer is that for us it is none of these things. Trench Town Culture Yard is an initiative of the Trench Town Development Association which is a community run organisation. The tours provide a way for persons to earn a living. Tourism is a major contributor to the GDP in Jamaica, and if some of the income can go to the neediest segment of Jamaica, not in the form of a hand out but as payment for a product, why shouldn't it? On our tours we are very respectful of people's spaces, we go only where allowed by the community, and we go only so far within the community.
The tour itself, run by community guides proud of their heritage, gives a history of Trench Town, explains the life of Bob Marley in Trench Town, and provides live music. Persons also have the option to leave the community run museum and walk with a guide through the streets of Trench Town. This is definitely a one of a kind experience, not to be missed, and wholly recommended. It may not be what you expected but it is guaranteed to be unforgettable.
To schedule a tour with us to Trench Town email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 876 540 8570 (whatsapp).