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.
The first church of St. Michael on this site was dedicated in 1665, and destroyed in the hurricane of 1780. The replacement, erected in 1789 of coral stone in a simple classical style, was then the largest church this side of the Atlantic. Recently refurbished, the church's interior is quite stately, with galleries on three sides, fine stained glass windows, sculptures, a ceiling shaped like an upturned boat, and many other interesting features. The organ is one of the best in the West Indies. The choir will sing 'Evensong' at 5pm.
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.