George Washington House and Tunnels

George Washington House and Tunnels near Southern Palms Beach

The young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence resided in this historic plantation house, also known as Bush Hill House, for two months in 1751. Barbados was the only country ever visited by the future “First Father” of his country and Bush Hill House the only house he ever lived in outside of the continental United States.

Accessible only from George Washington House and Museum, these tunnels were re-discovered purely by chance in June 2011. Built sometime during the 1820’s the system is soon to be 200 years old and includes at least 9 tunnels in the Savannah area with others.

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