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

Those wishing to visit George Washington House may choose to book their trip in St. Matthias, since travelers to this part of Barbados will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. There are a notable number of lodgings in the area within range of this attraction.

Hotels near George Washington House
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (2.3 km) W
Grand Barbados Beach Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (2.2 km) W
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 0.2 mi. (2.2 km) WNW
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 0.3 mi. (2.0 km) NW
Savannah Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (2.9 km) S
Amaryllis Beach Resort Resort 0.4 mi. (3.0 km) SSE
Hilton Hotel Barbados Hotel 0.4 mi. (2.4 km) WSW

Location and What's Nearby

This is a good area to be in for visitors of this historical site, because there is an impressive spread food and drink options within traveling distance. The most convenient place to eat is Brown Sugar, which dishes out Caribbean fare. The Boardwalk Restaurant and Pier 1 Restaurant are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby. At Pier 1 Restaurant you and your group might test out eclectic fare and experience the flavors of Barbados.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call in advance to get their operating hours.


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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