Barbados Museum & Historical Society Tours and Tickets
Founded in 1933, the Barbados Museum highlights the island’s rich history and culture. Travel through time as the museum presents the history of Barbados’ inhabitants through a thorough collection of artifacts, maps, and photographs.
Open daily, closed public holidays
St. Ann's Gate, Garrison, Highway 7, Bridgetown, BB14038
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Seeing Barbados’ attractions in a day by yourself involves either self-drive or buses or cabs, not counting research into the sights and routes. Skip them all and take things easy with a customizable island tour by chauffeured private car. Plan your perfect itinerary with help from your driver-guide and explore the places that interest you, from Harrison’s Cave to Bridgetown and beaches. Plus, hear stories and facts about each attraction from your guide that you may not hear if alone.
If you are looking for a Barbados experience that goes deeper than fun on the beach, join this walking tour. Perfect for those with an interest in history, the tour takes you around the Garrison Historic Area and back to the 18th century to explore sites related to the British military occupation of the island.
Are you unable to travel but still want to have this experience? Are you craving a historical military-based adventure in Barbados? Have you ever wondered what military life was like during the colonial period? Then have I got an experience for you! From the comfort of your home, I will tell you how 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 via Zoom for a culturally rich journey into history. During this engaging interaction, I will show you the videos and pictures of the Garrison I lived in. The changes it has undergone. All the while paying homage to me by preserving my legacy.
Explore Bridgeport and is Garrison—the largest in the British Caribbean colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries—on this educational tour. Listen as your guide explains the historical significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the barracks, hospital, forts, cannon collection, prison and other parts of the fortress that protected Barbados for centuries.
Are you yearning for an authentic historic tour of Barbados? Look no further!! Let me show you the Historic Garrison as I share my most treasured and intimate memories of my visits to this area with my father. He often took me back to 18th century Barbados, to a time when the life and times of British military occupation in Barbados was at its height. The shores and forts of Barbados also have interesting stories that I will I share. I'd love to take you for a journey through history as we travel the quaint towns and absorb in the beauty of ancient buildings alongside modern architecture. This guided tour with audio headset is engaging as we tell you about the barracks, the hospital, the forts, the cannon collection, the prison and even the court martial site before viewing the house where George Washington stayed! A little snack helps pass the time as you are transported to the Barbadian military Garrison of 1705.
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Barbados Museum & Historical Society hours of operation: Open daily, closed public holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
- Garrison Historic Area
- Carlisle Bay
- Barbados Parliament Buildings
- Bridgetown Cruise Port (Deep Water Harbour)
- Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center
- Paynes Bay
- Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden
- Sandy Lane Beach
- Harrison's Cave
- Sunbury Plantation House
- St. John's Parish Church
- Andromeda Botanic Gardens
- Bathsheba Beach
- Crane Beach