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Open House Programme
Wednesdays, and some Saturdays, from January to March each year, the Barbados National Trust makes some of the island’s most historic and elegant private homes available for viewing, with the generous permission of the owners. National Trust Members pay BB$25. BARP, AARP and CARP Members pay BB$30, whilst the general public pays BB$35. Arrive at 2pm for the tour and then sit to enjoy your tea and listen to the lectures, which start at approximately 3:15pm, by Professor Henry Fraser, a past president of the Barbados National Trust and the author of ‘Historic Houses of Barbados’ and ‘Treasures of Barbados’, and Dr. Karl Watson, the Trust’s current president and the editor of the journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society.
Gun Hill By Moonlight
Gun Hill By Moonlight at Gun Hill Signal Station in St. George takes place from 5:30 to 8:30pm from January to May each year. Go and enjoy spectacular panoramic views with cocktails and tasty refreshments and admire the beautiful full moon! A ceremonial lowering of the flag will take place at sunset and music will be supplied by local volunteer musicians. Check website for details or call 426-2421.
Three hour hikes are held every Sunday morning at 6am and afternoon at 3:30pm.
In the morning, there are FOUR grades of hikes:
‘Stop ‘n Stare’ (approx. 6 miles - slow), ‘Slow Medium’ and ‘Fast Medium’ (approx. 9 miles), and ‘Grin ‘n Bear’ (approx. 12 miles - challenging). In the afternoon, the morning’s ‘Stop ‘n Stare’ route is repeated in one large group. Sunday moonlight hikes begin at 5:30pm.
Make sure you have strong footwear and a hat. Bring a bottle of water and a snack if you wish. Refreshments are usually on sale after the hikes. A torch/flashlight is needed for the moonlight hikes.
Barbados National Trust Properties
ANDROMEDA BOTANIC GARDENS
GUN HILL SIGNAL STATION
MORGAN LEWIS SUGAR MILL
SIR FRANK HUTSON SUGAR MUSEUM & FACTORY
TYROL COT HERITAGE VILLAGE
WELCHMAN HALL GULLY
For more information telephone (246) 426-2421
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