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George Washington House

| Bush Hill, Garrison, Barbados
+1 246-228-5461
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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.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Bush Hill, Garrison, Barbados
+1 246-228-5461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Monday morning, so we wound up being the only tourists present (other than the patrons at the on-site cafe). The tour itself was relatively short, but our guide - Martin - was very informative not only on GW and his brother,...More

Thank publius358
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

George Washington stayed at this home with his half brother for a short time so it's a bit of a stretch to tour just based on that. However, the tour guide, Martin, was very entertaining and informative. He offered a lot of good information about...More

Thank displaced88
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We enjoyed the tour and the history of the garrison, visited the tunnels, Geo Washington House, the barracks and changing of the guard.

Thank David L
Reviewed May 4, 2017

My daughter and I took a cab from Bridgetown to see the George Washington house. We were not disappointed. We arrived as the last tour was starting and our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the house. Sadly, he said it is people from...More

1  Thank S C
Reviewed April 21, 2017

probably a really good tour for americans but the absolute focus on George washington and his life etc was really of no interest to me. I did expect it to be more about the general history etc and less about George. Guides were really nice...More

Thank richardsJ8147EJ
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We had a delightful tour round this house with a very knowledgeable guide.The house is light and airy with a lovely position on the hill.This is a must for people interested in history and there is even an interesting video to watch.

Thank glyn l
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

George Washington went to Barbados as a 19 year old accompanying his older brother who was suffering from TB. According to the info nation GW had no military training or interest. He meets and spends time in the powerful military garrison....his brother dies, he becomes...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Visited here with my family. Price was reasonable, tour guide well informed, and staff very friendly. Tour guide was a volunteer who didn't harass for tips. They were kind enough to call for a cab after our tour.

Thank shauny2k3
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Small but fascinating, introductory film explains the history and then a tour of the ground floor of the house. A splendid tea room serving proper English tea and cake on site just added to the charm. Take you National Trust cards for a discounted entry...More

1  Thank IAN S
Reviewed March 22, 2017

While in Barbados you need to explore the culture as well as the beaches. Dinner with George, (which takes place certain months of the year) is a night out that you will be thrilled that you signed up for. The Dinner Theatre has been taking...More

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What sort of food is included in the dinner
March 20, 2015|
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Response from SpinnerNYC | Reviewed this property |
I believe the menu changes. During our December "Dinner with George Washington" my wife and I had the following 18th Century local dishes...First course was Split Pea and Eddo Soup. Second course was Dolphin fish (mahi-mahi... More
Can you walk here from the cruise terminal? How much time would you allow for a visit?
March 6, 2015|
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Response from PJMS66 | Property representative |
It would be a 2.3 mile walk and you would need about 90 minutes to do the House and tunnels.
How often do tours of the George Washington House run? Are they every day throughout the day? How long do they last? I am looking for a tour with a guide or docent, not a self tour. Thank you.
February 28, 2015|
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Response from iowatravelerUsa | Reviewed this property |
We toured the museum last year. They do guided tours M-F. Tour times seemed to be as needed...when people arrived. Our guide was Martin. He is very knowledgeable!! This year we did the tunnel tour and the dinner. Very well... More