Shore Excursion - The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story


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Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Are you craving a historical military-based adventure in Barbados? Have you ever wondered what military life was like during the colonial period? Then boy have I got a story for you!

"I was here to defend this gem of an island and it was nothing like what I would have expected as a soldier. My story is bittersweet, but nonetheless, has to be told. I want to tell you about the prison and the walk of shame I had to endure. About the services offered around the 'Savannah' and all the joys that can be drawn from this area despite the hardships that have made it what it is...."

Join us on this journey back to 18th century Barbados as the life and times of British military occupation in Barbados are brought to life. Learn about the barracks, the hospital, the forts, the cannon collection, the prison and even the court martial site before visiting the house where George Washington stayed! A little snack helps pass the time as you are transported to the Barbadian military Garrison of 1705.


What's Included

Bottled water

Headsets

Local guide

Personal audio device to hear the guide clearly

Port pickup and drop-off

Snacks

What's Not Included

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions, If canceled due to inclement weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions, If canceled due to inclement weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Barbados Museum & Historical Society
Self Guided tour of the Museum.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

George Washington House
We observe the property from the road side as we tell you the story of George Washington's visit to Barbados

• Admission Ticket Free

Garrison
We take a walk around the Savannah as we share the stories of those who walked before us.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Must do tour
self0511, 22-03-2022
What an amazing area steeped in History with a guide that was passionate. Well worth doing and definitely one of the best places in Barbados.
Excellent and informative tour!
tmoore48, 17-01-2020
Debbie was great, from answering my questions ahead of the tour, to helping arrange transportation from the ship, to her knowledge and flexibility during the actual tour. We were traveling with an elderly relative, who is still quite mobile, and Debbie helped to ease my concerns before booking. She picked us up at the ship terminal, and we visited the museum. Debbie let us check out the well-documented exhibits at our own pace, and then led us through the outdoor exhibits, providing additional information and history. She provided us with water and light snacks. She was able to provide context to what we were seeing as we walked around the garrison, as many of the historical buildings have been repurposed as office buildings, businesses, or private homes. I would absolutely book another tour with this group! Excellent!
A great tour.
Bob W, 14-01-2019
A great tour. I had never realized all the history of Barbados. It was very interesting to learn the influence of the British and the parts the local militia played in the development of the island. The museum was very worthwhile.




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