For two months a 19 year old George Washington and his ailing brother stayed at what was then a private residence. This visit was not known to many, but it was an important chapter in the life of who would go on to be the first President of the United States of America and a great military and political leader.
His visit to Barbados was his first and only visit outside of North America.
At George Washington House there's also a museum showcasing 18th & 19th century Barbados as well as artifacts and recreations of yesteryear. The house sits in beautifully landscaped grounds with a gift shop and a refreshing cafe
The property was rented by George and his brother Lawrence before it was acquired by the British Government to establish a garrison. It was the British Military Regimental Resident Engineer's Quarters and later became Bush Hill House the Commanding Officers Quarters. After the withdrawal of the British forces in 1905, it returned to private ownership until it was restored in 2000 as a heritage attraction by the Government.
The house and surrounding buildings have now been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List as the Historic Garrison Area.
Take a Tour of the famous George Washington House and see where young George spent 6 weeks of life.
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ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON HOUSE
The George Washington House was opened on January 13th 2007 and is managed by the Bush Hill Tourism Trust Inc., a non-profit charitable organisation whose Governing Board is made up of Directors from the Barbados National Trust and the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.
Concentrated research and documentation of the site started in 1999. The major structural restoration of the main house and kitchen began in June 2004. The Bush Hill Tourism Trust Inc. has been working with advisors from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation of Virginia, the University of Florida’s Preservation Institute: Caribbean, the Society of the Cincinnati and local architects, historians and archaeologists.
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