George Washington House - Barbados
Visit The Stables Coffee Shop located in the 1830's stables building, with a wonderfully romantic view of the 'House' and gardens. Also, view the newly discovered
Are you a business owner in Barbados?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Barbados.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to George Washington House
George Washington House is the only house outside the USA where Washington ever resided - he spent 50 fascinating days! The handsome Georgian-style house has been restored and furnished as a typical, but not luxurious, plantation residence of the mid-18th century. A museum has been installed on the upper floor and focuses on the story of the rich, cultural heritage of the island in the 17th and 18th centuries, a time when Bridgetown was one of the three biggest cities along with Boston and London. Before you take a tour of the house, view a high-definition 15-min film, 'George Washington in Barbados'.
The 19 year old George Washington came to bring his ailing brother, Lawrence, for the Barbados' salubrious climate and the high quality medical attention available on the island at that time. The headquarters for the British Army for this region was in Barbados, and young George leased a house right in the British Garrison where he would have been in constant contact with the British Army personnel and able to observe their drills - knowledge that would have been very useful in his later life. He caught the mild Barbadian variety of Small Pox and recovered quickly, gaining an immunity which was invaluable when troops in their thousands on both sides of the American War of Independence were succumbing to the disease.
As he did for his whole life, George Washington kept a daily record of all his activities and observations in his diary. He was very taken with the island - the scenery, the lavish entertaining which he enjoyed and swimming in the warm Caribbean sea. The small museum upstairs reveals the contents of his diary along with displays of the current affairs of the world at the time when George sojourned on the island.
George Washington was there! Shouldn't you be too?
You may also like
Barbados Wildlife Reserve and Grenade Hall ForestCountryside, Barbados
This tropical forest in the parish of St. Peter is the best place to enjoy the Barbados Green Monkey in their natural habitat along with iguanas, peacocks, snakes, flamin...
Island Safari BarbadosCountryside, Barbados
The adventure of a lifetime! Experience tours with a difference in specially built comfortable 4 x 4 Land Cruisers. Island Safari promises to show the island like no one ...
Good Times Catamaran CruisesWest Coast, St. James
On Good Times you can be assured a really good time!!! Private charters and various day cruises are offered as well as a wide range of watersports activities..........
Apes Hill Golf ClubWest-Coast, Barbados
Apes Hill championship golf course, the Club and its splendid amenities are establishing a new standard of excellence in the Caribbean. Access is restricted to club membe...
Exclusive Cottons of the CaribbeanCountryside, St. George
The Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Ginnery and Visitor Centre offers fascinating guided tours and a gift shop featuring Barbados' remarkable, regal cotton and cotton ...
Barbados Golf ClubSouth Coast, Christ Church
Enjoy a round or two on this idyllic 18-hole championship course. Approved and sanctioned by the PGA European Tour in 2003, this scenic course offers superb greens and on...
Mallalieu Motor CollectionSouth Coast, Christ Church
The Mallalieu Motor Collection presents a tangible history of motoring in Barbados and the Barbados Rally Club in particular which was founded in 1957. ......
Art Taylor's Lobster AliveSouth Coast, Christ Church
With a rustic beach seting in scenic Carlisle Bay, this popular 'shabby chic' restaurant is THE place to eat lobster.......
Hazell's Water World Inc. Divers Supply ShopBridgetown, St. Michael
Hazell's Water World Inc. Divers Supply Shop is a father and son team with over 50 years combined experience. They provide quality service, advice and repairs as well as ...
Team Baywatch Watersports & Taxi ServicesWest Coast, St. James
An established owner run watersports and taxi service operating from the west coast of Barbados.