Open Houses, presented by the Barbados National Trust as a winter season tradition for over 30 years, are held Wednesdays and some Saturdays from 2:30-5:30pm during the months of January to March. This is your chance to see some of the island's most beautiful homes! Visitors and locals alike can enjoy the architecture and history of privately owned homes. Enjoy a garden party atmosphere, with fresh fruit juices, homemade rum punch and snacks served on the lawns. Books on Barbados and the Caribbean are also available for purchase, and a small selection of artists and craftspeople display their art for sale.
A mid 17th Century house, Colleton exemplifies Barbados' rich, tangled and often ironic history. Here you'll learn about the impact of two remarkable men who owned this beautiful property - the first a slave trader who went on to help found a colony in South Carolina, and the last, a remarkable geologist whose antithetical attitudes are celebrated in his extraordinarily diverse art collection, including a carriage house full of rarities from New Guinea. Expect to be astounded.
For further information, please call the Barbados National Trust at (246) 426-2421.
There is no pre-booking needed.
ADMISSION: Members BB$25; Non-Members BB$35 Adults/ Kids 5-12 years half price; BARP Members BB$30.
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