A Tour of the Garrison Historic Area

September 5, 2019

September 26, 2019

9:00 am To 12:15 pm

George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael

Event Description

The Barbados Garrison Historical Consortium Inc presents a guided tour of the Garrison Historic Area.

You travel in an air-conditioned tour bus with knowledgeable tour guides. 

Bridgetown and its Historic Garrison have recently been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

Dating back to 1650, the site is thought to be home to the most intact and authentic 18th and 19th century British Garrison complex in the world.
See
how the history of the Barbados Garrison was influenced by Cromwell, George Washington, and The American War of Independence! 
See where a young George Washington, in 1751, was exposed to British military strategy as he inspected the nearby ‘Charles Fort’ (1650) and ‘St. Ann’s Fort’ (1707). 
Learn how the Garrison, established in 1789, became the centre of British regional
defense for more than 100 years.

Along the way, you will stop at the following historic sites:
The Garrison Tunnels
George Washington House

The National Armoury – contains the finest 17th century English iron cannon collection in the world
Charles Fort
St. Ann’s Fort
 
The Changing of the Sentry

Tickets

Residents – Bds $76.00 (A); Bds $66.00 (C 5-12)  

Visitors – Bds $110.00 (A); Bds $80.00 (C 5-12) – includes transport to and from hotel  

Light refreshments included. 

For reservations call 233-2601 or 233-1648

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