George Washington House, Garrison

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See the historic George Washington House, where America's first president (before he was a politician) resided for two months in 1751 with his ailing brother. Manicured gardens surround the two-story traditional house, which features a pastel yellow façade accented with green shutters. Learn about why George Washington came to the country through a series of informative tour activities. Walk around the originally preserved house as musicians dressed in period costume serenade you. You can also experience Dinner with George, a five-course candlelight dinner accompanied by music and a living history version of the man himself. PutGeorge Washington House into our Garrison trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • We loved visiting the house that George and Lawrence Washington stayed in while visiting Barbados. Our guide was extremely informative . We did not see a video or the tunnels. But just the story of the Washington's visit and the little museum on the second floor was great. The story of their sea voyage, how they came to stay in this house and George's case of the small pox was very interesting to us.
  • Such a fascinating history. Guides were so passionate and knowledgeable. Exploring the recently discovered Garrison tunnels was an unexpected bonus!
  • A really interesting visit to the house where George Washington and his brother once stayed plus a look at the tunnels built by British soldiers 200 years ago. I particularly enjoyed the museum.
  • Unfortunately, we didn't enjoy the tour. It was dragging and boring. Prepare yourself that you have to wait for other people and guides to be able to complete the whole tour. You cannot do it on your own. First there was a short film, we didn't see it, so we cannot comment. We had to wait for the people to come out and we were taken to see the tunnel with another guide. He gave us a very uninteresting speech for about 15 minutes beforehand but the tunnel itself was only about 20 meter long and we finished it in 2 minutes. The tunnel itself is much longer and more complex but the rest of it is sectioned off and closed for public. There came the next bit to see the house upstairs, there is a museum, you can do that bit by yourself. That was alright. Then another tour guide, a long boring talk to listen to again, slowly moving through downstairs in the house. That was when we sneaked out, unfortunately we just couldn't do it although we really tried.
  • Lovely place to have coffee and cake, breakfast and lunch! Tranquil setting, great service and still has a lovely old fashioned feel without being at all stuffy ... definitely recommended

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