George Washington House, BridgetownCurrently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
- Address: Bush Hill, Garrison, St. Michael, Bridgetown, Barbados
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2462285461
- Ticket Price: 25 BBD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
About George Washington House, Bridgetown
Named after the famous political personality who occupied this 18th century plantation house, the George Washington House was where a teenage George Washington and his younger brother were said to be treated for tuberculosis on the island. In fact, it’s believed that the treatment here is said to have stood him in such good stead thatduring his revolution, when other around him were bogged down by the ailment, he was one of the unaffected few.
Since 2007, the Washington House has been open to the public and it’s been attracting an impressive number of visitors. While the upper level of the house has been transformed into a museum that has an impressive collection of what life was in the 18th century. The lower level along with the kitchen are preserved with all their original furnishings.
George Washington House Information
- Guided tours are available.
- The George Washington House is closed on the weekends.
George Washington House Ticket Prices
- Tickets for children are available at B $12.50.
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Things to Know Before Visiting George Washington House
95% of people who visit Bridgetown include George Washington House in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
63.61% of people start their George Washington House visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see George Washington House
92.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting George Washington House
George Washington House, Bridgetown Reviews
The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxing; of course when you're on vacation in Barbados! When visiting in the island, this is something that is a MUST. Depending on how much of a history buff you are, this is like heaven on earth for American history and especially how it connects with Barbados. It gives you a lot of background on the history of George Washington, his brother Lawrence and the plantations. It also goes into detail with a movie and a tour of the tunnels that connected the house to the Garrison. Great experience; awesome tour guide with the voice of a God!
Great place to visit, tour guides went above and beyond to give a tour even though the tours had ended. Thanks so much
Interesting for a one-hour visit. Guides are knowledgeable and very helpful. A must visit if you are staying nearby.
Very nice museum and very well taken care of! The admission price includes a guided tour in English, and the script is even available in other foreign languages. Only the additional $10 for the tunnels are not worth it imo, as the guided "tour" just lasts like 10min. So I'd recommend just going for the George Washington House and read online about the tunnels.
Very interesting historical information. We were surprised by the strong connection between Barbados and the southern us colonies and George Washington.