We booked this tour for our Emerald Princess Cruise the first week of February. The tour started at the George Washington House and this is where we met Peter and James. This is a UNESCO site and is in the process of being developed as a tour and restoration of several places we visited is ongoing. James gave us a brief introduction and then Peter came on the screen live from the tunnels under the island and the garrison. We had a time for Q & A - very interesting and different! From there Peter took us through the house where George Washington stayed for about 6 weeks when he was 19 years old. He came with his brother Lawrence who was suffering from Tuberculosis and looking for a cure. The house has a wonderful Caribbean interior and floor plan and is being beautifully restored. There is also the usual kitchen that is separate from the house itself. The house was originally one story and now has an upstairs which is a great little museum. From there we went to 2 forts and toured around the beach and through the interior and exteriors. St. Anne's Fort was built to complement Charlesfort. The final visit was to an underground armory of sorts that holds historical cannons. Barbados has a trove of historical cannons and most were documented and recorded while traveling to the forts. Here Peter explained to us the connection between Oliver Cromwell, Barbados and George Washington - and the providence that was bestowed upon the American Colonies when they seceded from Great Britain. We were not able to experience The Changing of the Guards so we visited the cemetery instead. We enjoyed beautiful sights at an old Fort where the Hilton Hotel is now located and where the sea turtles breed and are hatched. This tour was informative and the guides made it interesting.
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