With a population of fewer than 300,000, parks are rarities in Barbados. In fact, Queen's Park is the only actual park in the Capital city of Bridgeport. Of course, it began as something far more historic.
The remaining structure in the park was originally used as the 18th-century residence of General Vaughan, the Commander of the British Forces in the West Indies. This came about during the American Revolution when British Rule decreed a garrison should reside in Barbados.
In 1909, Queen's House, along with its 12 acres of private land, transitioned into a public park. While there's not much to the park, an ancient baobab tree, lovely gardens, and the Barbados Solar House make visiting this park a lovely deviation from beach life.
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