George Washington House

George Washington House, Garrison: Address, Phone Number, George Washington House Reviews: 4.5/5

George Washington House
4.5
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A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited.
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Paul337
Maidstone, UK37 contributions
GW in Barbados
Mar. 2020
Having visited his estate at Mount Vernon a few years ago we were intrigued when we heard he had also visited Barbados. The tour was very informative and explained the circumstances around his visit to the island as a young man. Not expensive at all c.US$20 for two of us and, if you like history, was well worth the visit.
Written 22 March 2020
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Ann S
Dallas, TX75 contributions
Who knew George Washington visted Barbados? !
Mar. 2020
We planned to visit the Barbados Museum and on the way found two enjoyable activities- the George Washington House tour and the changing of the guard which happens on Thursdays at noon
We never knew that George Washington had visited Barbados at age of 19 , and the house and the surrounding grounds were a wonderful visit. We also toured the underground tunnel which was also very interesting., The house has been nicely restored, and features period furniture. The upper floor houses a museum with more details on the period of history in Barbados . There is a very nice cafe where we had lunch after the tour.
Written 19 March 2020
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CBishop007
Bedford, UK32 contributions
Fascinating museum with an additional twist
Feb. 2020
This is a fascinating museum packed with information about the culture and economy at the time George Washington stayed there before he became the first president. A short video sets the scene as to how the house became home to George and Laurence Washington and how it affected him then around the house with many artifacts and exhibits about him, the life and times while he was there and how it helped to shape him. An additional bonus, though included in the price anyway, is the old garrison tunnells being found and opened with a fascinating talk by one of the enthusiasts helping to uncover more.
Written 8 March 2020
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Rugbydox
Cleveland, OH310 contributions
Great mid day tour!
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We found parking in the shade and a very helpful staff and tour guides at this little slice of history. We started with a light lunch in the cafe but they take cash only so be advised. Then they have you watch a short 20 min video. Really helps you understand what you are seeing. Then you are able to take your time exploring the house grounds and kitchen. When you are done there the guide leads you through the garrison tunnels. Staff is full of historical knowledge and cool trivia. They are passionate about teaching others about the history of the site and the island.
Written 19 February 2020
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Mitchell S
Toronto, Canada63 contributions
Washington House
Feb. 2020
Great tour underground with fascinating history. Then a tour of the house with more detail and beautiful artifacts. Later, a movie ties it all together. Back to the museum upstairs with more information that is easy to read and comprehend. All the staff is terrific and friendly. An outdoor cafe as well. I learned a lot about G. Washington and his life at Barbados.
Written 16 February 2020
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Steve J
9 contributions
Must See if you like American History
Feb. 2020 • Couples
If you are in Barbados, you have to swing by a piece of American history and see where George Washington lived for a brief a period of time. It was his only visit to a foreign country and realizing he contracted small pox and survived while here. The Bajuns claim his bout with small pox made him immune while many of his soldiers got sick and died during the revolutionary war, kept him going to keep fighting.
Written 14 February 2020
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Budgie2
Northampton, UK679 contributions
Beautiful House
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We had a lovely tour of the house with Martin. He was a great tour guide and told us so much information about the house. The house itself I thought was stunning, with antique furniture and an exhibition of the items found. We then had a talk and tour of the tunnels with Wilbert. Again very informative. We finished our trip to the house with refreshments at the cafe. Lovely way to spend a couple of hours.
Written 13 February 2020
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Piperman2
Cross River, NY59 contributions
Well put together
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Fantastic place to visit. Martin and Wilbert are top notch, in every regard. Really impressed by their passion and pride. A great way to spend our first day on this beautiful island nation. Fine ambassadors for both the history of the house and the warm, personable people of Barbados. Check it out; you will be pleasantly surprised.
Written 6 February 2020
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ca2018732
New York City, NY3 contributions
A highlight of 11 days. Don't miss lunch at the cafe!
Feb. 2020
This is a very well done museum that includes a good film on the 19 year old George Washington who spent several months on the island, his only time outside America. A good tour and time to explore the well done exhibits on slavery in Barbados versus Virginia.The tunnels from 1820 also very interesting. The cafe on the property is delicious and the service is excellent. One of the best meals we had in 11 days in Barbados. Highly recommend this attraction and the cafe.
Written 6 February 2020
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Julian S
Bristol, UK63 contributions
Well worth a visit including the lovely Cafe
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Excellent few hours spent with the fantastic guides Martin and Wilbert who were very informative and helpful, they took their time and explained the important facts of George Washington's life and his elder brother Lawrence. There's a lush cafe with English style teas, cakes to die for and lunches, it's worth visiting alone if you don't want to go to the house. A very well run place and extremely friendly staff with lovely smiles :-)
Written 3 February 2020
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