George Washington House – Barbados

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  • Barbados’ George Washington House bears an interesting significance when it comes to the history of the United States of America. When the soon-to-be president George Washington was 19 years old, he visited Barbados with his sickly sibling, Lawrence Washington. They were housed in the historical house that can now be viewed by locals and tourists alike. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, the house and its harbouring island bear another interesting fact within their grasp: Barbados is the only country that George Washington visited outside of the current-day USA.

    William (Bill) and Hillary Clinton, during their visit in 1997, unveiled a plaque just outside the bounds of the house that says:

    “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 th

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