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We had no idea that our first president, George Washington, visited Barbados and his purpose of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Martin11250507
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Alma, Arkansas
Interesting visit - and great coffee!

Visited the house and tunnels today and had an enjoyable couple of hours. Being a Brit I knew... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LizG1
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A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed yesterday

We had no idea that our first president, George Washington, visited Barbados and his purpose of going there. The guide was very respectful and informative. I highly recommend doing the "tunnel" portion of the tour as well. It's another interesting and surprising part of Barbados.

Thank Martin11250507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the house and tunnels today and had an enjoyable couple of hours. Being a Brit I knew little about George Washington but that doesn't matter as there is a short film followed by a really interesting self guided tour of the house. There is...More

Thank LizG1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all enjoyed touring the George Washington House and stepping back in time to get a sense of daily life for President George Washington, during his time in Barbados. Fortunately it hadn't rained too much and we were able to tour the tunnels during our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable tour for those interested in historical things and obviously of the Island. Short film to tell you why Washington was there and then a tour round the house. Nice museum on top floor and then we did the tunnels. You are not in...More

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit. The staff are so lovely, friendly and welcoming. The on-site cafe alone is also lovely. The underground tunnels are worth seeing and our guide was very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed this visit.

Thank CStrav
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Anyone interested in the history of the island will love this. Beautifully restored with some interesting artifacts. Must check out the privy!! Downstairs is an authentic recreation of the house at the time Washington visited. Upstairs is a small, but interesting (air conditioned) museum. You...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Had an interesting tour - just 3 of us with a guide including going into the drainage tunnel (more interesting than it sounds). Although the house is partly rebuilt it was very worthwhile to understand the stage of the future president's life when he visited....More

Thank 64Nick
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The house and grounds are immaculately kept. We had an excellent guide who was very informative. There is also a lovely cafe in the grounds!

Thank Heather S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The George Washington House is a hidden gem in Barbados with great tours and a wonderful dinner with foods of the times, and George, himself, telling the story of his time in Barbados. He was able to bring what he learned about both his farming...More

Thank Kathleen S B
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited this house as we were keen to explore George Washington's connections to Barbados (coming as we do from Washington in the UK, the original home of the Washington family). The staff were very welcoming and the pricing explained clearly - cheap by the...More

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October 10, 2018|
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Response from Terry A | Reviewed this property |
Taxi. All of the taxis are in the form of people carriers, i.e. approx. 12 seaters. We would suggest “reggae” taxis as we christened them. Just stand by the side of the road and they will see you. Basically what the locals... More
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from Lentony1958 | Reviewed this property |
No. In fact most of Bridgetown is also closed on Sunday...that seems the best day for staying on the beach!
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