George Washington’s First Trip
When George Washington was 19 years old, his brother Lawrence became very ill, and they travelled to Barbados so that he could try and recover. This was the first and only time that George Washington left North America, and his time on the island helped shape the military leader he was to become.
Small Museum With Plenty To See
This 18th century house where the brothers stayed has been converted into a small museum, with an exhibition from George Washington’s diaries, and a display of Barbadian life in the 1900s. They offer a two hour tour of the house, and for $5 extra you can also tour the underground tunnels which were recently discovered.
The guides are extremely knowledgeable and make it and entertaining tour. There is also a small restaurant on site, with some of the best coffee on the island. They are open for breakfast and lunch, and have a variety of sandwiches, salads and homemade cakes.