Bridgetown and the Garrison Historical Area
In June 2011, The World Heritage Committee has put a Heritage Stamp on the Historic Bridgetown and the Garrison areas. These sites were listed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) World Heritage List.
UNESCO’s website is quoted as describing Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison as “an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which testifies to the spread of Great Britain’s Atlantic colonial empire”.
Join us on a tour of Bridgetown and the Garrison Historical area, to experience this UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. Points of interest will include the 1813 statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the oldest Parliament Buildings in the Western Hemisphere and The Careenage, which is still an active waterway today. The tour continues along Bay street and beautiful Carlisle Bay to the Garrison Historical Area, established in 1789 as the heart of British defense of all its Caribbean territories and featuring buildings dating back to the 18th century. There, visit George Washington House, the National Armory, where you may witness the changing of the sentry at the Main Guard. This tour is is a must do on the island.
Cost: US$55 per person
Tour Available on Wednesdays or Thursdays