George Washington House (Barbados)

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George Washington House in Barbados is a historic house where the future first U.S. President George Washington visited, in 1751. He was 19 years old at the time, and with his ailing half-brother, Lawrence Washington. In 2011 the property was designated as a UNESCO protected property within the World Heritage Site of Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison area.

Coordinates: 13°04′54″N 59°36′22″W / 13.08167°N 59.60611°W / 13.08167; -59.60611

Barbados apparently is the only country outside the present United States that George Washington ever visited.[1]

In 1997, during an official visit to Barbados with her husband, President William Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton unveiled a plaque outside the house that reads:

On the occasion of his visit to Barbados this plaque was presented by President William Jefferson Clinton to The Right Honourable Owen S. Arthur, Prime Minister, and to the People of Barbados in a spirit of friendship and goodwill which binds our two countries and in recognition that George Washington, the first President of the United States of America, lived in this house during his visit to this fair country in 1751. [2]

The house is owned and maintained by the Barbados National Trust.[3]

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