The Historic Garrison Night TourFri Sep 15th 2017 to Fri Dec 29th 2017 at 18:45 until 20:45
Barbados, George Washington House, The Garrison, St. MichaelBarbados https://www.myguidebarbados.com/events/the-historic-garrison-night-tour VISIT WEBSITE
This guided walking tour takes place every Friday night and focuses on the ghastly side of life in the Garrison during the 18th Century. It also includes a trip through the mysterious Garrison Tunnels!
The 2.5km walk starts and finishes at George Washington House, with ‘Check-in’ at the Events Ticket Booth (far left-hand corner of the car park). Starting at 6:45pm and lasting approximately 2 hours, there is a water-stop about halfway through and we suggest bringing a torch (flash light) and suitable shoes for walking on grass and sandy tracks.
The tour will also explain:
- Details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress 1789 – 1793
- How ‘Graves End Beach’ got its name.
You will also experience several short dramas en route including:
- A re-enactment of the execution by firing squad of a freed slave at the Military Cemetery
- The unsolved John Hislop murder of 1809.
Prices are: Adults US$15, Child US$10. Advanced booking is recommended.You can also visit the website of the Barbados Garrison Historical Consortium Inc. for more info:
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