George Washington House & Museum

Garrison , St. Michael
Opening Hours:
Open daily, including holidays from 9 am – 4 pm.
St. Michael
Distance From Airport:
12.4 Km (7.7 Miles)
Distance From Bridgetown:
1 Km (0.62 Miles)

The young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence resided in this historic plantation house, also known as Bush Hill House, for two months in 1751. Barbados was the only country ever visited by the future “First Father” of his country and Bush Hill House the only house he ever lived in outside of the continental United States.

TUNNELS    Accessible only from George Washington House and Museum, these tunnels were re-discovered purely by chance in June 2011.  Built sometime during the 1820’s the system is soon to be 200 years old and includes at least 9 tunnels in the Savannah area with others.

Originally constructed to provide drainage to the area (the first such system in Barbados), oral history has indicated that they were adopted for use as ‘escape routes’ for the Garrison troops, should the area have ever been invaded, and other clandestine uses.