Historic Bridgetown is home to the ﬁrst synagogue in this hemisphere, which has been lovingly rebuilt. The accompanying museum tells how the Jews came, contributed, were systematically marginalized, left, and came again to these shores. Add the mysterious beauty of the graveyard and the spring-fed ritual bath, and you’re in for an afternoon of discoveries
Open House Begins at 1:45pm and Ends at 5:00pm
From the west coast Via the Spring Garden Highway:
At the southern end of the Spring Garden Highway proceed straight at the traffic lights by Kensington Oval. Kensington will be on the left after the lights. Continue along Fontabelle Road and proceed straight at the second set of traffic lights onto Cheapside. Pan American Insurance Corporation is on the left beyond the traffic lights. Pass the General Post Office on the right and Cheapside Public Market on the right and St. Mary’s Church on the left. At the Y-junction proceed straight. City Centre is on the left; take a slight right and then left turn onto Broad Street. Take left turn at the Republic Bank Building onto Prince William Henry Street. Woolworth will be on the right. Proceed straight at traffic lights and drive for about 200m, pass the Central Police Station on the left, and turn right after pedestrian crossing at the Montefiore monument (the Free Library is opposite the monument) onto Magazine Lane. Follow the road to the right for about Go 50m and turn right onto Synagogue Lane. Turn right again and proceed to the Synagogue car park on the right.
From the south coast Via Bay Street:
Proceed northwest on Highway 7 along Bay Street; approaching St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral on the right. At the traffic lights by the Cathedral, go straight and follow the road into Bridgetown. Take a slight right, and then turn left at the traffic lights onto Bridge Street. Fairchild Street Bus Terminal will be on the right. Follow the road Go left onto Wharf Road. Careenage will be on the left. Proceed straight at the traffic lights on Wharf Road. Follow the road as it veers right, take first right turn onto McGregor Street. Turn right onto Broad Street and left at the Republic Bank Building onto Prince William Henry Street. Follow the road to the right for about Go 50m and turn right onto Synagogue Lane. Turn right again and proceed to the Synagogue car park on the right.