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George Washington House

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George Washington House

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Barbados best snorkeling tours with complimentary photos by Hayden Browne

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Share the warm Caribbean waters with stingrays, sea turtles, and other subterranean creatures on a snorkel tour from Holetown. After a short boat journey, use provided gear to explore reefs and shipwrecks. If you prefer to stay above sea level, view the marine life from the boat’s glass bottom. Receive underwater photos of you surrounded by fish and sea life after the tour.
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Paul337 wrote a review Mar 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom37 contributions13 helpful votes
Having visited his estate at Mount Vernon a few years ago we were intrigued when we heard he had also visited Barbados. The tour was very informative and explained the circumstances around his visit to the island as a young man. Not expensive at all c.US$20 for two of us and, if you like history, was well worth the visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Ann S wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas75 contributions24 helpful votes
We planned to visit the Barbados Museum and on the way found two enjoyable activities- the George Washington House tour and the changing of the guard which happens on Thursdays at noon We never knew that George Washington had visited Barbados at age of 19 , and the house and the surrounding grounds were a wonderful visit. We also toured the underground tunnel which was also very interesting., The house has been nicely restored, and features period furniture. The upper floor houses a museum with more details on the period of history in Barbados . There is a very nice cafe where we had lunch after the tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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CBishop007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom33 contributions39 helpful votes
This is a fascinating museum packed with information about the culture and economy at the time George Washington stayed there before he became the first president. A short video sets the scene as to how the house became home to George and Laurence Washington and how it affected him then around the house with many artifacts and exhibits about him, the life and times while he was there and how it helped to shape him. An additional bonus, though included in the price anyway, is the old garrison tunnells being found and opened with a fascinating talk by one of the enthusiasts helping to uncover more.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rugbydox wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Ohio295 contributions58 helpful votes
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We found parking in the shade and a very helpful staff and tour guides at this little slice of history. We started with a light lunch in the cafe but they take cash only so be advised. Then they have you watch a short 20 min video. Really helps you understand what you are seeing. Then you are able to take your time exploring the house grounds and kitchen. When you are done there the guide leads you through the garrison tunnels. Staff is full of historical knowledge and cool trivia. They are passionate about teaching others about the history of the site and the island.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mitchell S wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada63 contributions16 helpful votes
Great tour underground with fascinating history. Then a tour of the house with more detail and beautiful artifacts. Later, a movie ties it all together. Back to the museum upstairs with more information that is easy to read and comprehend. All the staff is terrific and friendly. An outdoor cafe as well. I learned a lot about G. Washington and his life at Barbados.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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