You can take this tour on any week day, not just on Mondays and Wednesdays.
See the very home where a 19-year-old George Washington laid his head for 6 weeks in 1751. Also see, walk and learn all about the intriguing and mysterious Garrison Tunnels.
George Washington never went abroad, except to Barbados in 1751. It was a turning point for him, and in this beautifully restored house where he stayed, you learn how. Its upstairs museum uses artifacts and interactive displays to showcase 18th and 19th century Barbados, and gives eloquent witness to the experience of slavery. A short distance away is the Military Cemetery, a place of haunting beauty that few people ever see.
Dress nicely casual.
No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.
Call the George Washington House at 228-5461 to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.
George Washington House: Bds $20.00
Tunnels: Bds $20.00
Both: Bds $30.00
Residents: Bds $5.00 discount
Located at the Garrison off Highway 7. On leaving Bridgetown, drive south along Bay Street and tum inland opposite the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. You may also turn in opposite the Drill Hall. Look for our Open House signs
Venue: George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael