George Washington House, Garrison

4.3
#2 of 13 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 were curious about the connection between our first president and Barbados. Reportedly George Washington accompanied his brother during an illness to the island for a few weeks when he was a teenag...  more »
  • Interesting morning exploring history of Bridgetown and military . Very knowledgeable guides Worth a visit Not expensive  more »
  • Wonderful story, exquisite house. I cannot remember the tour guide's name but he walks with a cane. Very friendly and has alot of knowledge. Learnt so much on this tour. Had fun and would have loved t...  more »
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  • Very plesant and in depth tour of the house and it's surrounds from our guide Martin who was very knowledgeable. Our guide for the caves (name unknown) was also great and both had a great charisma about them. The facilities were all in great shape with lots of time, effort and money having been spent on the restoration and preservation of the site.
  • We had dinner with George and it was totally worth it. Food great, history was fabulous, mingled with very intriguing individuals. This will likely be an annual event for us going forward. Thanks everyone who puts on these lovely Monday night dinners.
  • A really pleasant tour of a historical house where George Washington lived for a while, whilst looking after his half brother. The whole area is really well presented and they've tried to replicate the period as close as possible. There is also a set of tunnels to explore. The cafe does excellent food at a reasonable cost, it could do with a gift shop.
  • We went for the dinner with George Washington. Wonderful re-enactment, excellent food. This is another reason Barbados is a special place.
  • It was quite interesting to see where young George Washington lived for a while in Georgetown, Barbados, and how his life there shaped his future and that of the United States. Make sure you watch the video in the cinema building before going through the house and stories and artifacts.
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