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Saint George (Bermuda)

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Saint George (often called St. George's, a confusion with the parish it is in) is the second town and former capital of Bermuda. St. George is described as the oldest, continually inhabited English settlement in the new world. It was founded in 1612 and served as the capital of Bermuda until eclipsed by Hamilton in 1815. Because of a shift of business and government to Hamilton, St. George did not have its streets and buildings demolished and rebuilt as in Hamilton and therefore looks very much like it did 250 years ago. In fact, because of its many heritage buildings, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 1990s.

Get in[edit]

Saint George is accessible directly from Hamilton by bus, and from the rest of the islands by changing buses in Hamilton, or by use of taxis.

Get around[edit]

All locations in and around Saint George are easily walkable. Explore St. George

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St. George Bermuda Due to its status as a World Heritage Site, there are many fine old, colonial streets and buildings to immerse yourself in; streets and alleys with fanciful names such as 'Featherbed Alley', 'Old Maid's Lane' or 'Needle and Thread Alley'. However, the best thing to do upon arrival in the town is head for the main King's Square.

King's Square was the original main square of St. George and here you can see the Town Hall, the Visitor's Service Bureau and Ordinance Island across the a small bridge directly to your south. During the tourist season (May-September), actors in period dress provide colour to the community as acting as town criers or sentencing men or women to the stockades, pillories or the dunking chair

The Visitor's Service bureau supplies maps and brochures about the town and provides an excellent walking tour of the old town. Tour of St. George's town

The main attractions of St. George are:

  • St. Peter's Church
  • Bermuda National Trust Museum
  • Tucker House Museum
  • St. George's Historical Society Museum
  • Bermuda Heritage Museum
  • Unfinished Church
  • The Town Hall
  • HMS Deliverance
  • Water Street
  • Somers Garden
  • State House
  • Bridge House
  • The Old Rectory

The town boasts some notable museums and attractions:

  • Bermudian Heritage Museum
  • The Bermuda Perfumery
  • Bridge House
  • Fanny Fox's Cottage
  • Fort St. Catherine
  • Heritage Centre
  • King's Square
  • Major Donald H. Burns Memorial Park
  • Old Rectory
  • Old State House
  • One Gun Alley
  • Ordnance Island
  • Queen's Warehouse
  • St. George's Foundation
  • St. George's Historical Society & Museum
  • St. Peter's Church
  • Stella Maris Church, Duke of Clarence Street
  • Stewart Hall
  • Somers Gardens
  • Tiger Bay
  • Town Hall
  • Tucker House Museum
  • Confederate Museum. The Confederate (yes, the Southern kind) Museum is well worth a visit. Bermuda was a waypoint for smuggling goods in from Europe in return for American cotton.

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  • Take a tour
  • Rent a moped and tour on your own
  • Parasailing in the harbor

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Eat & Drink[edit]

The best restaurants in St. George are:

  • The White Horse in King's Square
  • Cafe San Georgio on Water Street
  • Tavern by the Sea at Somers Wharf

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