Walking Tour of The Historic Garrison and its Museum - A Military Story


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11 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

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 me by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society for a culturally rich journey into history. On this intriguing walking tour, I will show you the Garrison I lived in. The changes it has undergone. All the while paying homage to me by preserving my legacy.


What's Included

Bottled water

Headsets

Local guide

Personal audio device to hear the guide clearly

Snacks

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions


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
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • 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


What To Expect

Barbados Museum & Historical Society
We will have a semi guided tour of this space

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

George Washington House
We will share the story of George Washington

• Admission Ticket Free

Barbados Turf Club
We share the story of the Grand Stand and surrounding areas.

• Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Very interesting and informative. Loved it.
Deborah_H, 27-06-2022
I have been to Barbados several times and have never been on the tour. Going on the tour with my family was very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended.
Great historical tour
self0511, 21-03-2022
So glad I did this. Would have been easy to drive by and never understand the depth of history around this area. Fantastic old buildings, good information. Let’s hope some of the vacant ones are bright back to life
Great area and so many stories to tell
Laura_S, 20-03-2022
Best area in bridgetown. Steeped in history abs beautiful old building. Our guide was great and passionate about their history. Sad to see some in states of disrepair but hope that Barbados values their stock of heritage buildings.
Great tour on a rainy day
chriscsi, 26-02-2022
Zachary was our guide and told us lots of interesting details about this historic building. He set a good pace and was open to answering all of our (numerous) questions. Despite it being a cloudy and rainy day. We appreciated the personal touch.
Worth every penny
H4826MFjos, 15-01-2022
So Barbados is a bit of a tropical paradise no doubt. But, if you believe that you need to understand the history of a place (warts and all) to really understand and appreciate that paradise, this is the tour for you! Duration was around 3 hours and includes a bag of maps, water and snacks ( peanuts, raisins) and the all important headphones to hear the guide.

The guide, for us, was the incredible Deborah a lady born and raised in Barbados. Fiercely / rightly proud of her home and super enthusiastic about its future in the world. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of dates, times places. In addition to the facts, she wove Barbadian folklore into the mix, story’s passed down to her from parents, grandparents. It made you feel special and sort of privileged.

You also get to visit the museum and old garrison buildings

I have loved my time here, all the people, boat trips Hilton Hotel, but this trip made me feel part of it. In my opinion it’s worth every penny ( other denominations apply)

Thank you Jo




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