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

Consider staying in St. Matthias if you plan on visiting George Washington House, as visitors to this part of Barbados will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site for the duration of their trip. If you'd like to book your stay near George Washington House, there are a good selection of 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
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

Outdoor activities like working on one's golf game and beach-going will also be found easily here. Historic site patrons with a keen interest in golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Rockley Golf Course. Uneventful days can also be spent at Drill Hall Beach, the most close-by beach. But, at least two other beach and golf options are available in the surrounding area. Historic site visitors will discover a variety of indoor places to visit in this general vicinity. You'll find a couple of spots worth checking out -St. Ann's Garrison and Garrison Savannah- which are both found rather close to the historic site.


Operating Hours

The opening and closing hours for George Washington House are not readily available, meaning your group's top chance at success is calling in advance to make sure the building is going to be open for business during the time you and your group intend to visit.


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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