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Take a trip to George Washington House

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George Washington HouseTake a trip to Garrison Savannah in Barbados and explore the wonders of George Washington House. This house is where the 1st President of the United States of America George Washington stayed for two months in 1751. It was completely restored, as it allows you to admire the entire story of the time that he and his brother spent at this wonderful home.

George Washington House is an important landmark in Garrison historical area. Tour the house to see the intriguing records of being the only house outside the United States of America where the great George Washington stayed. Enter the ground floor of the house that is furnished in the basic manner of that era.
View the displays of a four poster bed, a small face basin and pitcher in a corner. Explore the other rooms which show different types of living accessories to included chairs of various kinds, a marble top table with a mixture of crockery and cutlery. Climb the vintage staircase to the attractive upper floor where you will find a museum which gives interesting details of rich Barbados heritage during 17th and 18th centuries.

Interestingly, the house also provides intriguing insights into the ways George Washington lived on the island in those days before he became president. For example ice was not available so wines were kept practically cooled in the two rooms facing the constant sea breeze. Other artifacts on display will remind you of the reality of slavery during Washington’s time.

View items like spiked handcuffs and chain, along with agricultural tools such as sickle, cane bill and hoe as well as other items found near the house.  All these relics represent a wonderful set of treasure that is worth your time seeing.  You will find other fascinating bits of information, such as the context of the British Empire during the 17th and 18th centuries, where Barbados played an amazingly important role during this era. 

George Washington House is most certainly worth a visit from you while enjoying your Bajan holidays. 

 

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