The Barbados Garrison Historic Location Walk

We provide Barbados’ past and heritage to daily life in our distinctive storytelling, clearly show and notify type of way, so that you type a strong and long lasting psychological impression.

This is a relaxed guided wander with narration by the Garrison Historic Spot, the former facilities of the British Armed Forces Caribbean headquarters right until 1905. This heritage wander starts with a tour of the Barbados Museum, web page of the previous British Navy jail.

This tour highlights the George Washington Home and Museum, this is the home wherever United States of America’s, initial President GEORGE WASHINGTON, and his fifty percent brother Lawrence stayed for around 7 months. The only time GEORGE WASHINGTON ventured off the North American Continent, was when he visited Barbados in 1751 at the age of nineteen decades previous.

An extract from GEORGE WASHINGTON’S, particular diary, suggests his impact of Barbados,” The healthiness of this island sufficiently proven in the countenances of the Country Gentlemen and its mentioned they reside to wonderful ages in which they are not intemperate.”

Barbados Defense Drive facility, the Barbados Museum, the Military burial floor, the Principal Guard and the preferred Garrison Savannah are among the other highlights.

For numerous a long time, practically two thousand troopers were stationed at the Garrison,ready to safeguard the British Jap Caribbean Colonies, against the French, Spanish, Dutch, and pirates. Barbados, itself was shielded by more than three hundred guns alongside the susceptible south and west coasts.

At the peak of it’s functions the Garrison facility was more than sixty acres, from Hastings to Bay Street.
We share on how soldiers lived, as nicely as the healthcare remedies rendered for that interval.

Barbados was the only British colony that was never invaded by other colonizers, we clarify this peculiarity, from the truth that a lot of Caribbean colonies changed colonizer several periods, some as numerous as thirty instances.

The strolling length of this tour is approximately a few and one 50 percent miles, and the length is two and a 50 % to 3 hours.

The path is flat with two insignificant inclinations, and the going for walks surface is of generally paved surfaces.