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George Washington House

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Address: | Bush Hill, Garrison, Barbados
Phone Number: 246 228-5461

A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house,...

A nineteen year-old George Washington spent two months at this house, making Barbados the only foreign nation Washington ever visited.

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For the history fan

This is a nice stop if you're in the area. George Washington stayed at this house with his sick brother in 1751. They have restored and preserved the house and grounds. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice stop if you're in the area. George Washington stayed at this house with his sick brother in 1751. They have restored and preserved the house and grounds. It is a self guided tour and very quaint and interesting for those seeking some historical insights. The people who work there are incredibly nice.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully restored house where GW stayed with his brother suffering from TB. A 15min movie in a climatised cinema starts the tour, followed by a guided tour of the house. It charts the short but character forming time of the 19year old George before coming back to Virginia as a military adjutant. Incidental add-on to the tour is a visit... More 

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milton keynes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We thought it would be worth going to see , but I think they have over sold the George Washington connection as he only stayed here a little while . But I suppose it passed an hour or so.

Thank cejsmith
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who knew that George Washington was the first American to vacation in Barbados? I wonder if the time share sales people offered him free breakfast for coming? Did TripAdvisor keep bugging him to write reviews? OH, so really, the house, tunnels and tour were all very interesting. Well worth the cost and time.

Thank Riverat99
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On his visit to Barbados with his terminally sick half brother Lawrence at the age of 19, George contracted smallpox and obviously survived. This gave him the immunity he needed to survive outbreaks amongst his troops in the war of independence. The whole of the Garrison is worth a visit but especially the house. The video followed by a guided... More 

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Mineola, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was a relaxed look at the residence where GW lived for 51 days while in Barbados in 1751. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. To begin with, we were taken into the tunnels(if you are claustrophobic, pass on this part of the tour! Then, there was a 15 minute movie on GW's visit to Barbados(the a.c. was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially you watch a short film all about George Washington and how he came to Barbados with his sick brother. Really very interesting. The house has a lot of historic interest with a museum now opened upstairs, lots to read and see.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do if you are in the Garrison area. There is an excellent museum, tour of the house and a theatre showing a video. It has all been done very well from the restoration of the house to the displays in the museum. The only thing that was closed were the tunnels. We learnt so much about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this tour on our recent trip to Barbados. It exceeded my expectations! We paid $30 Barbados each for a tour of the house, tunnels and museum. We expected to have to look around on our own but I have to say that the tour guides who took us around were absolutely fantastic and very enthusiastic indeed. We started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been lucky enough to visit George Washington House several times as part of various Garrison tours and with the Barbados National Trust Open House scheme. It is fascinating to think that without his visit to Barbados, George Washington might not have survived the American Civil War or shaped history as he did. The house itself is very interesting and... More 

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