George Washington House

Photo Credit: © George Washington House

In 1751, many years before becoming the first president of the United States of America, George Washington spent two months on the island of Barbados. The George Washington House is where Washington stayed during that time. Any visitors from the U.S. won't want to miss a chance to tour Washington's vacation home.

What to Expect

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.

The George Washington House is a large yellow Georgian-style building built in a T-configuration with green awnings at each of the many windows. It sits on a swatch of land with a gully to its north and it overlooks Carlisle Bay.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in St. Matthias if you plan on visiting George Washington House, since travelers to this part of Barbados will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction throughout their trip. If you wish to book your stay near George Washington House, you'll enjoy quite a few nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near George Washington House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (2.3 km) W
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (2.2 km) WNW
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 0.3 mi. (2.0 km) NW
Nautilus Beach Apartments Villa complex 0.3 mi. (2.0 km) NW
Savannah Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (2.9 km) S
Hilton Hotel Barbados Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.4 km) WSW
Palm Beach Villas Villa complex 0.4 mi. (3.2 km) SSE

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most delightful options while spending an afternoon exploring the area is eating a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The most proximate eatery is Brown Sugar, which serves Caribbean dishes. The Boardwalk Restaurant and Lighthouse Restaurant are a couple other dining options close-by. At Lighthouse Restaurant you and your companions might try a bite of eclectic food and experience the culture of Barbados.


Operating Hours

The operating hours for the historic site aren't readily available, meaning your group's smartest option is phoning ahead to make certain the property will be open for business during the time you and your companions want to make an appearance.


It will cost adults $10(USD) to see how George Washington lived while he was in Barbados. Children five to 12 will pay $2.50(USD), and four and under are free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 228-5461
FAX: (246) 228-4772

Location: Bush Hill Garrison, St. Matthias, Barbados


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