Top Historical Places in Bridgetown

Are you looking to explore the history of Bridgetown through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Bridgetown including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Bridgetown. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Bridgetown ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Bridgetown, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Bridgetown for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Bridgetown with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. George Washington House

    4.4 (620 Votes)
    George Washington House

    Historical Site, Heritage Building

    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 bogge...Read more
  2. Kensington Oval

    Arena, Entertainment

    Cricket buffs, brace yourselves. One of the highly regarded cricket grounds, the Kensington Oval has seen many a milestones achieved and records broken. Locally known as the Mecca of cricket, Kensington Oval is nothing short of a temple of cricket. In its 120 years of history, this stadium has witnessed international legendary games including the world war finals. Catching a game here is certai...Read more
  3. Parliament Buildings

    Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    An architectural landmark of Barbados, the Parliament Buildings are two tall Victorian buildings with neo-Gothic styles. The seat of power of the island, the Parliament is in sessionon Tuesdays and if you’re lucky, you can see them live in session. Home to the third oldest Parliament of the British Commonwealth, each of the Parliament Buildings have their separate functionalities. Don&rsq...Read more
  4. St. Michael's Cathedral

    4.1 (621 Votes)
    St. Michael's Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    The original St. Michael’s Cathedral was designed to accommodate some 3000 worshippers; unfortunately, a massive hurricane took it down and a much smaller St. Michael’s that is known to us today. The first president of the United States is said to have attended mass here. Check out the pulpit and choir stalls of the church, all carved from the famous mahogany of Barbados.
  5. National Heroes Square

    Walking Area, Statue, Square, Architecture

    Reminiscent of the Trafalgar Square in London, the National Heroes Square was in fact formerly known as Trafalgar Square. A statue of Lord Nelson was erected (way before the statue in London was) in 1805 to commemorate his visit to Bridgetown; the National Heroes Square is built around this same statue. A stone’s throw away from the Parliament Buildings, the National Heroes Square marks t...Read more
  6. Carlisle Bay

    4.6 (173 Votes)
    Carlisle Bay

    Beach, Nature, Unesco Site

    Named after the Earl of Carlisle, James Hay, who was recognized as the Lord Proprietor of Barbados back in 1600 s, the Carlisle bay lies in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage. The crescent shaped bay is a natural harbor on the west coast in Barbados rich with marine life. Carlisle bay is home to a marine park that features ideal spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. The tranquilizing water...Read more
  7. Bussa Emancipation Statue

    Statue, Sculpture

    The Bussa Emancipation Statue sculpted by the popular sculptor Karl Broodhagen is a symbol of breaking from the bondage of slavery at emancipation. The locals call the statute Bussa because that was the name of the slave who was great inspiration for the revolt against slavery act in Barbados in 1816. Every year the people of Barbados gather in celebration around the Bussa statue on emancipatio...Read more