Come 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. This guided tour with audio headset is engaging as you 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.
You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the Barbados Museum for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. While you are on island time your guides will aim for a prompt start for your 3-hour tour. This tour can be a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear this rich history of this newly designated UNSECO Heritage area.
As we leave the former prison turned Museum, we travel around the Garrison and see the many barracks and get a sense of what life for the soldiers was like at that time. On the journey through this historic area, you will hear stories about hurricanes, wars, forts and cannons, the birth of horse racing and cricket as well as about the Court Martials and the famous house where George Washington stayed on his visit to this island.
A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together. A tasting and sample along the way, completes this tour which was made even more comfortable with the aid of your audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of the historic Garrison and its Museum, Barbados.