Holidaymakers flock to George Washington's Barbados home - 19 Feb 2007
George Washington's Caribbean home - open to the public since January 13th - is well on its way to becoming a hotspot for people enjoying holidays in Barbados.
America's famed president stayed for two months in the house, which lies in the Bridgetown area of the island. Washington's visit there was the only time he ever left the USA. According to his diary, extracts of which can be found on the museum's official website, the president felt "perfectly ravished" by Barbados' natural beauty.
A recent report by the Associated Press suggests the George Washington House and Museum has received hundreds of visitors in the few weeks since it opened.
The restored house is just one example of the varied experience available to visitors on holidays in Barbados. Sightseers in the vibrant area of Bridgetown particularly enjoy the city's Bayshore complex, where shops, restaurants and swimming facilities are all located in convenient proximity.
Barbados' Minister for Tourism, Noel Lynch, said the island received record numbers of visitors in 2006, according to Caribbean Net News. With attractions such as the George Washington House and Museum proving a hit with visitors, holidays in Barbados are set to be the hot ticket for 2007.
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