Tour Barbados’ heritage sites

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A classic Bajan hotel has just launched an insightful heritage tour, giving guests the chance to inject a bit of culture into their Barbados visit.

A classic Bajan hotel has just launched an insightful heritage tour, giving guests the chance to inject a bit of culture into their Barbados visit.

The hotel itself, Cobblers Cove (they also provided the featured image, above), is uniquely connected with the Caribbean island’s past, having been owned by influential plantation owners and politicians throughout its history.

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Local historian Professor Henry Fraser, a past president of the Barbados National Trust and author of Historic Houses of Barbados and Barbados Chattel Houses, guides the tours. Designed to show guests the rich history of Barbados, they include:

Colleton Great House, Barbados
Colleton Great House, Barbados. Photo by www.bajanservices.com

Private access to Colleton House

The 17th-century property holds a unique and valuable collection of European, Asian and African art.

Fisherpond House

This great sugar plantation house built in 1635, sits in the valley of Sweet Bottom. Set in an oasis of tropical gardens surrounded by 500 acres of sugar cane, the house has been lovingly restored and furnished with a vast collection of antiques and crystal chandeliers.

Guided walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Garrison Quarter

The tour takes in the old military prison (now the Barbados Museum) and the Cannon Museum. Bridgetown and its Garrison are outstanding examples of British colonial architecture and consist of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.  The Garrison includes almost one hundred historic buildings including the Barbados Museum and the National Armoury Museum, which has one of the finest collections of cannons in the world.

George Washington’s house

Later becoming first President of the United States, a 19-year-old George Washington stayed in this house for two months.

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The beach in Hastings, Christ Church. Photo by Ben124
Beach in Silver Sands, Christ Church, Barbados
Beach in Silver Sands, Christ Church. Photo by Ben124.
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Tour Barbados’ heritage sites was last modified: September 29th, 2015 by Brett Ackroyd
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