Landmarks in Barbados

Forget club hopping; go landmark hopping in Barbados.

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Museums

If you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum during your time on Barbados. Click on the each name to see detailed information.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. It is located in St. Philip Parish, Barbados. The Sunbury Plantation House is over 300 years old and was the home of a very early settler on the island. The house changes owners many times.

Many travelers also choose to visit Cricket Legends Museum. It is Bridgetown, in southwestern Barbados. You can tour the Cricket Legends Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Barbados National Heroes Gallery: The museum is open 9:00am until 4:00pm throughout the week, except for Tuesday and Sunday, when the museum is closed.

The table right below shows more information on the available museums on the island.

Museums On Barbados
Name Phone Location
Arlington House Interactive Museum (246) 422-4064 0.2 mi. South of Central Speightstown
Barbados Concorde Experience (246) 420-7738 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central St. Patricks
Barbados Museum and Historical Society (246) 427-0201 1.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados National Heroes Gallery (246) 310-5400 Downtown Bridgetown
Barbados Olympic Museum (246) 429-1998 3.0 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
Cricket Legends Museum (246) 227-2651 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Folkstone Museum (246) 422-2871 0.5 mi. North of Central Holetown
Heritage Park and Rum Factory (246) 420-9954 2.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Ocean City
Jewish Museum (246) 436-6869 Downtown Bridgetown
Mallalieu Motor Collection (246) 426-4640 Christ Church Parish
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum (246) 426-2421 1.5 mi. East of Central Holetown
Springvale Eco-Heritage Museum (246) 438-7011 St. Thomas Parish
St. Nicholas Abbey (246) 422-8725 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central French Village
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (246) 423-6270 1.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Church Village
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village (246) 424-2074 2.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bridgetown

Historical Sites

If you like to immerse yourself in the historical roots of a foreign place, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your vacation.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Cotton Tower Signal. It is located in St. Joseph Parish, in central Barbados. Back in the 19th century the Barbados military utilized a series of signal stations to give island wide warning when a threat would occur. They were built on highly elevated ground both so that the military officers would have a good view of the surrounding area as they stood watch, and so that others would see their signals.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is George Washington House. It is St. Matthias, in southwestern Barbados. The George Washington House offers a glimpse into how life was on Barbados is the mid-18th century, with each room recreated as to how it would have been during his stay.

St. James Church: One of the four oldest churches in Barbados, St. James Church is a favorite spot amongst tourists due to its location near the island's first settlement.

You can look through the following table to learn more about historic sites on Barbados.

Historic Sites On Barbados
Name Phone Location
Bush Hill House (246) 228-5461 Bridgetown
Charles Fort -- 1.3 mi. South of Downtown Bridgetown
Cotton Tower Signal -- St. Joseph Parish, Central Barbados
Fisherpond Great House (246) 433-1754 St. George, Central Barbados
Garrison Savannah -- 1.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
George Washington House (246) 228-5461 1.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Gravesend Military Cemetery -- 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station -- 1.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bawdens
Gun Hill Signal Station -- 1.5 mi. Southeast of Central Applewhaites
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill (246) 426-2421 1.8 mi. North of Central Bawdens
St. Ann's Garrison (246) 426-8982 1.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
St. James Church -- 0.4 mi. North of Central Holetown
St. John's Church (246) 433-5599 2.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bathsheba
St. Michael's Cathedral -- Downtown Bridgetown
St. Peter's Church -- 0.1 mi. Southeast of Central Speightstown
St. Philip's Church -- 0.2 mi. South of Central Church Village
Wildey House (246) 426-2421 2.6 mi. East of Central Bridgetown

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Visitors may enjoy some other intriguing landmarks on the island.

If the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might want to see South Point Lighthouse. After being shown at London's Great Exhibition in 1851, the South Point Lighthouse was then disassembled and transported to Barbados where it was rebuilt as the first lighthouse on the island.

Additionally, if the functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you should think about seeing Harrison Point Lighthouse. There are four lighthouses on the island of Barbados, with the most recently built one being Harrison Point Lighthouse on the Northwest coast. The lighthouse was constructed in 1925, and still stands tall, watching over the sea.

Needhams Point Lighthouse: Needlehams Point Lighthouse stands out as a stationary lighthouse, meaning that its light did not swoop around the coast as many other lighthouses have the tendency to do. Today, visitors are welcome to explore the grounds that the lighthouse stands on, but they are not permitted to enter the tower.

The table right below enables you to get more details regarding other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks On Barbados
Name Type Location
3Ws Monument Monument 2.7 mi. North of Central Bridgetown
Banks Brewery Visitor Centre Brewery 2.0 mi. East of Downtown Bridgetown
Dolphin Fountain In Heroes Square Monument Downtown Bridgetown
Emancipation Statue Monument 2.8 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
Errol Barrow Statue Monument Downtown Bridgetown
Harrison Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. South West of Central Archers
Holetown Monument Monument 0.0 mi. North of Central Holetown
Independence Arch Monument Downtown Bridgetown
Lord Nelson's Bronze Statue Monument Downtown Bridgetown
Montefiore Fountain Monument Downtown Bridgetown
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Needhams Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Apple Hall
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Atlantic Shores
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams Monument 0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown

Needless to say, you'll be able to find plenty of other kinds attractions available. To read about other other attractions for Barbados, navigate to this page.

 

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