Freedom Footprints 5.5-Hour Tour from Bridgetown

Freedom Footprints 5.5-Hour Tour from Bridgetown

From $267 per person

Discover the history of Barbados as you explore the interesting historical places on the island on this 5.5-hour tour from Bridgetown. Walk in the footsteps to freedom of the country’s ancestors, footprints that Barbadians continue to follow today.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the sacred Newton Slave Burial Ground, the only known burial ground in the Western Hemisphere for the enslaved on a plantation
  • Enjoy a tour of the Gun Hill Signal Station, a 19th century communications system, and learn about its connection to the 1816 revolt by the enslaved
  • See and feel how the people in Barbados used to live at the Barbados Museum
  • Savor delicious Barbadian dishes and sample flying fish, cou-cou, breadfruit, sweet potato, mauby, pudding, and souse
  • Explore the Garrison Historic Area and Historic Bridgetown
Full description
This tour is an opportunity for all to experience a little of the history and heritage of Barbados, relating the journey from slavery to freedom. Participants will explore sites along the Barbadian freedom path including the Barbados Museum, the Garrison Historic Area, and historic Bridgetown. Begin your tour with an interpretation of Independence Square, in addition to selected key heritage sites within view. Leaving Independence Square in the tour vehicle, travel through historic Bridgetown transporting you to scenes and experiences of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, such as The Cage, the JR Story and 1000 angry women. Next visit the Barbados Museum for a guided tour of selected exhibits relating to the experience of the enslaved ancestors. On route to the next stop, see the Emancipation Statue and find out what it represents to Barbadians in terms of their freedom endeavors. The second stop is at the sacred Newton Slave Burial Ground, where ghostly stories reveal the character of this unique site. On the scenic drive through the countryside to the lunch stop, your guide will explain the origins of local historic dishes, preparing your pallets for a savory meal. Finally, travel back to the starting point to conclude the tour. Guests can expect to hear stories of survival narrated by your knowledgeable tour guide throughout the tour.
Includes
  • Trained and experienced tour guide
  • Air-conditioned tour vehicle with a dedicated driver
  • A full lunch with one non-alcoholic drink
  • Entrance to the Barbados Museum
  • Entrance to the Gun Hill Signal Station site
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Date

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Meeting point

Independence Square (balcony over restrooms, to your left when facing the statue), Fairchild Street, Bridgetown. Your guide will be holding a sign with the tour operators name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Dress in comfortable clothing and wear comfortable walking shoes. No filming or photography in the Barbados Museum is permitted, at all other locations it is permitted.
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