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Barbados Museums and Heritage Tours
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Barbados Museums and Heritage Tours

To better understand all that Barbados has to offer, you must first explore the handful of museums, historic sites, walking tours and properties that best reflect the rich cultural heritage of our beautiful island country. Here are a few location around Barbados that will jump start your cultural curiosity.

Day 1

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Housed in 19th century military prison buildings, the Barbados museum galleries reveal the islands rich history, culture and heritage.
St. Michael

Day 3

George Washington House & Museum

George Washington House & Museum

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 ...
St. Michael

Day 4

Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum

Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum

A permanent reminder of how sugar was produced, this museum now stands as a tribute to Sir Frank Hutson.
St. Peter

Day 5

Arlington House Museum

Arlington House Museum

Arlington House is an educational and engaging three-story museum housed in a restored eighteenth century building.
St. Peter

Day 6

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill

Maintained by the Barbados National Trust, the mill includes an exhibit of the equipment used to produce sugar at the time when the industry was run by windpower generated from mills such as this one. 
St. Andrew

Day 7

Farley Hill National Park

Farley Hill National Park

Once the site of a beautiful mansion built by Sir Graham Briggs for the entertainment of royalty including King George V in 1879, today Farley Hill has been designated a national park by Barbadian Government. 
St. Peter

Day 7

St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey, located in the parish of St.Peter, was built in 1660 and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere.
St. Peter

Day 8

St. John's Parish Church

St. John's Parish Church

Situated on a cliff overlooking picturesque east coast, the church was built in 1836 to replace the original building which was destroyed by the Hurricane of 1831. In the Church Yard rests Ferdinando Paleologus, descendant of Emperor Constantine the ...
St. John

Day 8

Lunch at Fisherpond Great House

Lunch at Fisherpond Great House

Lunch at Fisherpond Great House.

Day 9

Sunbury Plantation House

Sunbury Plantation House

Sunbury Plantation House, built by Matthew Chapman, one of the first settlers on the island. He was related to the Earl of Carlisle and through this association, was granted lands in Barbados
St. Philip

Day 10

The Garrison Savannah

The Garrison Savannah

Close to Bridgetown and home to horseracing in Barbados, The Garrison Savannah was once a place British officers gathered to race their horses.
St. Michael

Day 11

Black Pearl Bridgetown Walking Tour

Black Pearl Bridgetown Walking Tour

Experience the interesting points and historic buildings of Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown with a two hour walking tour.
St. Michael

Day 11

Blackwoods Screw Dock

Blackwoods Screw Dock

A beautiful and unique historic site; the only remaining screw dock of its kind in the world featuring a historic Maritime Centre as well as Blackwood’s Tavern.
St. Michael

Day 12

Cricket Legends of Barbados

Cricket Legends of Barbados

Filled with varied memorabilia this museum is every cricket lover’s dream.
St. Michael
     
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