Lawrence Washington was the older half brother of George Washington. When he became inflicted with tuberculous in 1751, the two siblings sailed to Barbados and lived in this Bush Hill House for two months. They hoped the warm climate would facilitate Lawrence’s recovery. Instead, George – only 19 at the time – contracted smallpox. Lawrence died from TB the following year. This short period was the only time the future first president of the United States traveled abroad. The former plantation is now the George Washington House. Inside the museum are mid-18th century furnishings, artifacts and exhibits. The George Washington House & Museum is part of the Barbados Garrison Historic Site. The complex of buildings is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.