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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 fa├žade 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. Add George Washington House and other attractions to your Garrison trip itinerary using our Garrison itinerary planner.
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  • When I saw the tour for George Washington's house I imagined that there would be a long standing and historical connection with the first President. The truth is that he stayed there only because his ...  more »
  • This is only open Mon - Fri and we went last year on a Sunday so wanted to make sure we could find it open this time! Wonderful receptionist who greeted us and told us what we needed to start our tour...  more »
  • We visited the House as part of a tour of the Garrison, forts and Changing the Guard. Our three guides were excellent and well informed and explained the effects that the short stay in Barbados had on...  more »
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  • Great tour guides. It's within walking distance of the Radisson Aquatica Resort. There's also a cafe/restaurant on site so you can eat breakfast there as well.
  • Great tour and tunnels, really nice tour guide. Must see
  • Nice garden and historic house to explore. The cafe beside it is very nice for a breakfast with local produce
  • Whether you're a history buff or are just staying nearby, visiting the George Washington House is a great way to take a walk through history by both walking through the grounds and viewing the 10-minute video at the start of the tour. The house is very lovely and you can spend 30 minutes taking a quick spin or spend at least an hour reading all of the placards describing every room and part of Barbados history as it relates to George Washington. Bonus: As of December 2014, you can tour a small part of the underground tunnels part of the property, for a small additional fee. Totally worth it!
  • am. just let me say I have been to it is fun and intresting. infact I can tell u a bit about it. there is a panio room and the house has in a table so long it would take 5yrs to build and paint maybe. in the kicthen it is just buckets a fire place and sticks and so on.the bedroom in one of them lay a chest with some type of sheep sink or something on. i didn't get to look In it I was taking pics . am it has those window that if u dont want to pull down your blinds u can just shut the window but air will still come through.note everything that maybe removable it glued to the ground or something.like there is a bowl on top of the panio and the chest is stick down to. am. oh my I almost forgot the bathroom. it is not like our bathroom today there is no shower pipe but the were rusty old buckets in there. oh rule712 by washington never eat and have your eating tools in your hand.in the I cant remeber what room there is an old feather in a little container with dryed out ink. so I think that's it so bye love u.