CANCELLED – Historic Garrison Night Tour

September 6, 2019

September 27, 2019

6:45 pm To 9:00 pm

George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael

Bds $30.00 (A); $20.00 c5-12

Event Description

**** Please note that Tours have been CANCELLED for the remainder of the year. Tours will resume in Jan 2020.

The Garrison Historical Consortium presents Night Tours in the Garrison Historic Area.

This tour is a bit of a thriller and focuses on the macabre side of life in the Garrison.

  • Murders, executions, crimes and punishments!
  • The tour will also explain:
    • The Garrison Tunnels by night!
    • Details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress.
    • How ‘Graves End Beach’ got its name.
    • You will also experience several short dramas en route including:
      • The story of a West India Regiment soldier executed by firing squad at the Military Cemetery.
      • The unsolved John Hislop murder of 1809.

Be sure to wear comfortable, reliable shoes for the tour.

Bringing your own flashlight is recommended (but not mandatory) as it may help with viability.

Come and be a part of history.
For further details, email info@barbadosgarrison.org.
Or call 233-1648 or 233-2601

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St. Lawrence Gap (The Gap), Highway 7, Oistins, Barbados

31 Jan, 2020 To 28 Feb, 2020

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**** Please note that Tours have been CANCELLED for the remainder of the year. Tours will resume in Jan 2020.

The Garrison Historical Consortium presents Night Tours in the Garrison Historic Area.

This tour is a bit of a thriller and focuses on the macabre side of life in the Garrison.

  • Murders, executions, crimes and punishments!
  • The tour will also explain:
    • The Garrison Tunnels by night!
    • Details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress.
    • How ‘Graves End Beach’ got its name.
    • You will also experience several short dramas en route including:
      • The story of a West India Regiment soldier executed by firing squad at the Military Cemetery.
      • The unsolved John Hislop murder of 1809.

Be sure to wear comfortable, reliable shoes for the tour.

Bringing your own flashlight is recommended (but not mandatory) as it may help with viability.

Come and be a part of history.
For further details, email info@barbadosgarrison.org.
Or call 233-1648 or 233-2601

Carrington's Old Sugar Factory, St. Philip

05 May, 2020

Special hike!
Call Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 or Email hikebarbados@gmail.com for details.


Hike Barbados
takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests, and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way, you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
Just over a mile west of Six Cross Roads on Highway 5.

Hike time: 6:00 PM ONLY!

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes at different paces.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first-time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.