A Tour of the Garrison Historic Area
The Barbados Garrison Historical Consortium Inc presents a guided tour of the Garrison Historic Area.
You travel in an air-conditioned tour bus with knowledgeable multi-lingual tour guides.
Bridgetown and its Historic Garrison have recently been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
Dating back to 1650, the site is thought to be home to the most intact and authentic 18th and 19th century British Garrison complex in the world.
See how the history of the Barbados Garrison was influenced by Cromwell, George Washington, and The American War of Independence!
See where a young George Washington, in 1751, was exposed to British military strategy as he inspected the nearby ‘Charles Fort’ (1650) and ‘St. Ann’s Fort’ (1707).
Learn how the Garrison, established in 1789, became the centre of British regional defence for more than 100 years.
Along the way, you will stop at the following historic sites:
The Garrison Tunnels
George Washington House which includes an interpretative display of the recently rediscovered Garrison Tunnels built in the 1820s
The National Armoury - contains the finest 17th century iron cannon collection in the world
St. Ann's Fort
The Changing of the Sentry
Residents and Guests
Bds $66.00 (A); $49.00 (C-u17)
$89.00 (A); $67.00 (c-u17) - includes transport to and from hotel
Light refreshments and snack included.
For reservations call James at 233-2601, or Peter at 233-1648
Start time: 9:15 AM End time: 12:15 PM
Venue: George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael