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.
Morgan Lewis Windmill, a Barbadian icon, was built in the mid 1700s and commemorated on Barbados’ 25-cent coin. When its restoration was completed in 1999, it became the only working mill of its kind in the Caribbean. Keeping it operative has been a huge and costly challenge. Now, with repairs to the mill and upgrading of the site’s amenities nearly complete, Morgan Lewis Mill is poised to take its place among Barbados' top attractions. The Mill is testimony to the engineering genius and the labour and skill of the enslaved artisans who built it.
Guided tours will take small groups into the structure, and Dr. Karl Watson will lecture at 3:30.
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.