This will not be an ordinary afternoon at George Washington House. There will be bus tours of the Garrison running every 20 minutes, with narration by the Trust’s President and General Manager. Of course the mysterious Garrison Tunnels will be open to explore and even George Washington himself might make a special appearance! Books, art and craft will be sold on the lawn. Light refreshments will be available both at the Trust’s stall and at the museum’s excellent cafe. There will also be attractive door prizes.
George Washington House is located in the beautiful Garrison Historic Area. Unique in the Caribbean for the preservation and integrity of its buildings and landscape, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The transformation of George Washington House into a museum and historical site is one of the most ambitious tourism projects ever undertaken in Barbados. The result is a heritage site of great significance, which contains many surprises.
Open House Begins at 2:30pm and Ends at 5:30pm
To reach the Garrison from Bridgetown, drive south along Bay Street and turn inland opposite the Barbados Light & Power Ltd., or opposite the Drill Hall. Open House signs direct the public to parking.