George Washington House, Garrison

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Saint Michael Parish
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. Put George 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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  • We turned up out of the blue and booked on to the double tour of the house and tunnels. What a pleasant surprise, both tour guides were knowledgeable and the tours were far more interactive than most ...  more »
  • The tour guide was so well versed and did not rush us.She entertained our many questions about Washington and I learned new historical facts about George Washington. The home has been well preserved a...  more »
  • This tourist attraction was a serendipitous find and was a piece of history that I was completely ignorant of. George Washington spent all of his life in what was to become, and then became, the Unite...  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds and building. Very helpful and friendly staff who always had a smile and happy to help. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and I'd highly recommend braving the tunnel tour.
  • A must, for history lovers. Helped by the great film, and the guided tour. There is also a interesting museum at the top of the house. Spent about 2 hours there, I do like to read all information.
  • The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxing; of course when you're on vacation in Barbados! When visiting in the island, this is something that is a MUST. Depending on how much of a history buff you are, this is like heaven on earth for American history and especially how it connects with Barbados. It gives you a lot of background on the history of George Washington, his brother Lawrence and the plantations. It also goes into detail with a movie and a tour of the tunnels that connected the house to the Garrison. Great experience; awesome tour guide with the voice of a God!
  • Great place to visit, tour guides went above and beyond to give a tour even though the tours had ended. Thanks so much
  • Very nice museum and very well taken care of! The admission price includes a guided tour in English, and the script is even available in other foreign languages. Only the additional $10 for the tunnels are not worth it imo, as the guided "tour" just lasts like 10min. So I'd recommend just going for the George Washington House and read online about the tunnels.
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