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

St. Matthias is a good option for those wishing to visit George Washington House, since those staying in this part of Barbados will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. If you wish to stay somewhere within easy reach of George Washington House, you'll have a moderate variety of booking options in the area.

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

Island staples like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many in the surrounding areas. Visitors who are interested in testing their talents at the course, might want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Rockley Golf Course. If you don't take a whole lot of pride in your golf game, additional outdoor opportunities can still be found at Drill Hall Beach, one of the closest beaches to this landmark. While the options above may be the closest, there will still be a wide selection of similar outdoor options. Historic site visitors will discover a variety of other local attractions in the vicinity. You'll find two additional places of interest nearby -St. Ann's Garrison and Garrison Savannah- each of them located within just a couple miles of the historic site.


Operating Hours

Give the historic site a call ahead of time for their hours of operation.


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


Denese Edwards:

Location: Bush Hill Garrison, St. Matthias, Barbados


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