Putting together an itinerary for seeing all the best sights this vacation? Perhaps you've got a few hours to kill between business meetings, and want to know the best stuff to see. Either way, our 10Best list should have you covered. While there are always great things to experience, there are typically things you wish you would have passed on as well. Banks Brewery Tours located in the St. Michael Parish area is among our top picks for sightseeing in Barbados.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Located in the former British military prison, the museum opened its doors in 1933. Exhibits detail the island's development from prehistoric to modern times. You will see artifacts dating to 400BC from the Arawak culture. Also on display are...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Emancipation Memorial

This inspirational statue depicts Bussa, the man who, in the early 19th century, led the first rebellion of Bajan slaves. Looking out over the cane fields outside of Bridgetown, this memorial is a sobering reminder of the island's history.

St Andrew Parish
Morgan Lewis Mill

This is the best-preserved mill in the entire Caribbean. Dutch-style mills of this type began replacing less efficient cattle-powered mills around 1798. The Morgan Lewis mill was able to extract up to 65% of sugar found in the cane. Photos and...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Mt. Gay Distilleries

Admission to this working distillery includes an informative 40-minute tour and a free taste of the rum they produce. Tours with a buffet lunch and steel band entertainment are also available.

St. Michael Parish
Harry Bayley Observatory

Take advantage of your far-south latitude and visit this observatory – the only one in the East Caribbean. Harry Bayley, who also founded the Barbados Astronomical Society, built it in 1963. Your Friday night visit will begin with a half-hour...  Read More

St. Lucy Parish
St. Nicholas Abbey

This spectacular home was never actually an abbey – a previous owner just liked the sound of the name! Built in 1650, this is the island's oldest great house and is thought to be one of only three Jacobean-style houses still standing in the...  Read More

St. Philip Parish
Sunbury Plantation House

A fire in 1995 destroyed all of Sunbury Plantation except the thick stone outer walls. However, the 300-year old home has been fully restored to its previous splendor and is the only great house in Barbados with all rooms open for viewing. This...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Banks Brewery Tours

The traditional Bajan beer is Banks, a hugely popular brew by any standard. A tour of this small brewery will show you just how it's made. The "Brewseum" has a lot of fun and interesting memorabilia and provides all sorts of insight into the...  Read More

St. Michael Parish
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

This historic house belonged to Sir Grantley Adams, leader of the Bajan independence movement, and was the birthplace of his son Tom, the second Prime Minister of Barbados. The Palladian-style house was built in 1854 of native coral stone. You...  Read More

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