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Guided Walking Tours of Historic Garrison and Barbados Museum
Explore the rich history of the Garrison Historic Area, also known as St. Ann’s Garrison, located just 2 miles south of Heroes Square in the vibrant capital city of Bridgetown, Barbados. This remarkable site served as the headquarters and base for the West India Regiment, a British military authority in Barbados. Step back in time as you discover the captivating stories of this colonial military hub.
The Garrison Historic Area witnessed the significant flag-lowering ceremony of the Union Flag on November 30th, 1966, followed by the uplifting Barbados flag-raising ceremony, marking the country’s full independence from British rule. Make sure to include this iconic site on your list of must-visit places while exploring Barbados.
Embark on a captivating journey into history with our culturally enriching walking tour, hosted by Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. Immerse yourself in the intriguing past of the Garrison Historic Area, where one of our passionate tour guides, will guide you through the changes and transformations this area has undergone. Prepare to be amazed by the stories of triumph and hardship that have shaped this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious visitors, casual cruise travelers, and anyone eager to delve into the rich heritage of Barbados. It’s an ideal addition to your Barbados vacation package, offering a unique and immersive experience.
What to Expect
As you join me on this unforgettable journey, you can look forward to:
- Being transported back in time to the colonial era.
- Listening to captivating tales of the soldiers’ lives and daily routines.
- Marveling at the impressive collection of publicly displayed cannons..
- Discovering the intriguing connection between goats and this historic site.
- Unraveling the stories behind various historic events that unfolded here.
- Exploring the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, a treasure trove of knowledge.
- Enjoying the convenience and comfort of audio equipment to enhance your experience.
Things to Note
To make the most of your tour, please keep the following in mind:
- A light snack will be provided to keep you energized.
- While you’re welcome to bring your own headphones, earpieces will also be available for your convenience.
- We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate gear, just in case of a few raindrops.
- Starting Point: Barbados Museum and Historical Society
- Please assemble 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Experience the magic of the Garrison Historic Area and Barbados Museum through our engaging guided walking tour. Uncover the untold stories and historical gems that have shaped the cultural tapestry of this remarkable destination. Book your tour now and embark on an unforgettable journey into the past.