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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  • Apparently the thing to do for Americans - we weren't disappointed especially by the great breakfast at the cafe on the grounds. A nice house to see that helps see Barbados and the US in a historical ...  more »
  • My husband used to be a tour guide at George Washington's Mount Vernon in Virginia USA, so he was very interested to see the place young George visited for a few months when he was 19, The restoration...  more »
  • Said GW stole the words from the Barbados Constitution and called it the American one. Go see for yourselves and shame on you having a second hand basis for existence.  more »
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  • 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
  • Interesting for a one-hour visit. Guides are knowledgeable and very helpful. A must visit if you are staying nearby.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting historical information. We were surprised by the strong connection between Barbados and the southern us colonies and George Washington.
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