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a guided Walking Tour of the Historic Garrison and George Washington House

Bush Hill, St Michael

Bush Hill, Garrison, St Michael

US $30.00

per person

(Other pricing options available at Checkout)

Walking Tour of Garrison and George Washington House

Discover the Fascinating History of Garrison and George Washington House

Brief History

Explore the Garrison Historic Area: A Glimpse into Barbados’ Past

Embark on a captivating journey through time with our immersive walking tour of the Garrison Historic Area, also known as St. Ann’s Garrison. Located just 2 miles south of Bridgetown’s Heroes Square in Barbados, this historic gem is steeped in significance. Serving as a vital hub for the West India Regiment, a British military presence in Barbados, the Garrison Historic Area offers a portal to bygone eras. As you traverse its pathways, you’ll be seamlessly transported to the colonial epoch, where stories intertwine to shape this exceptional destination.

Guide Deborah with a group at George Washington House, a point of interest on our Garrison & George Washington House tour.

Exploring George Washington House with guide Deborah on our Garrison & George Washington House tour. πŸ›οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ #HistoricGarrisonTour

Tracing the Footsteps of George Washington

George Washington’s Barbados Connection: A Tale of Leadership and Independence

Step into history’s embrace on our remarkable walking tour, where we journey through the lives of soldiers and luminaries alike. A defining chapter unfolds as we delve into the enthralling narrative of George Washington. In 1751, a young George Washington, destined to become a leader and a linchpin in the American Revolution, stood steadfastly by his ailing brother during a transformative six-week sojourn in the district’s Bush Hill section.

As the pages of time turn, this very site bore witness to the lowering of the Union Flag on November 30th, 1966, a poignant prelude to the uplifting Barbados flag-raising ceremony. This pivotal event marked the nation’s resolute stride toward complete independence from British rule.

Embrace this exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the layers of captivating history that await you during your visit.


Tour Description

Step into the pages of history as you embark on an enriching walking tour of the Garrison Historic Area and the iconic George Washington House.

Join me, your guide, as I lead you through a tapestry of fascinating tales and transformations that have taken place within these hallowed grounds. Our journey will be a blend of discovery, insight, and reflection, as we traverse the past and its impact on the present.

While the Garrison Historic Area holds its own allure, the highlight of our tour is undoubtedly the George Washington House. As you step inside this hallowed structure, you’ll be transported back to the 18th century, a time when George Washington himself graced these halls. This is a rare opportunity to connect intimately with history, gaining unique insights into the life of the future American president during his transformative stay in Barbados.



Image of The Main Guard, a point of interest on our Garrison & George Washington House tour.

The Main Guard: A glimpse of history on our Garrison & George Washington House tour. πŸ›οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ #HistoricGarrisonTour



What to Expect

Prepare for an engaging and enlightening experience as you:

  • Roam the expanse of the Garrison Historic Area, and marvel at its colonial architecture and profound historical significance.
  • Step inside the very rooms George Washington inhabited and be transported back to a pivotal point in time.
  • Learn about George Washington’s time on the island and the indelible influence of his visit on the course of history.
  • Immerse yourself in the artifacts, stories, and ambiance that vividly bring this period to life.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural exchange between Barbados and the United States, and its lasting echoes.

Things to Note

To ensure a seamless and enjoyable tour, please keep these points in mind:

  1. Light refreshments will be provided along the way, ensuring you stay energized and engaged throughout.
  2. While you’re welcome to use your own headphones, earpieces will be readily available for your convenience.
  3. We recommend donning comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire, so you’re fully prepared for the exploration ahead.
  4. Our starting point is the illustrious George Washington House, a cornerstone of historical significance.
  5. Kindly gather 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure a punctual and enriching experience.

Book Your Journey into History

Embark on a walking tour of Garrison and George Washington House that will seamlessly transport you to a bygone era. This is your chance to walk alongside the legacy of George Washington and uncover the intriguing tales of Barbados’ past. Secure your spot today for an unforgettable exploration of history, culture, and heritage.