Landmarks in Hamilton

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A major port, financial center, tourist destination, and the capital city of the island, Hamilton is the most prominent town on the island of Bermuda.  Indeed, many of the most important attractions that speak to the country's history and culture are located here, as are some landmarks with a little more whimsy for those who like to mix it up.

Museums

Bermuda Historical Society Museum

In case you like to become more aware of other cultures and places, you should consider visiting a museum during your time in Hamilton. To get complete information concerning each museum, click on the name.

One popular destination is Bermuda National Gallery. It is located in downtown Hamilton. This gallery is where there the national art collection is held, with many of the most important pieces of Bermudan artwork on display, as well as works from around the world. Mediums include paintings, photography, sculpture, and even cultural masks.

Many travelers also choose to visit Bermuda Historical Society Museum. It is located in downtown Hamilton. A quirky little history museum, the building itself is a speck of Bermuda history, designed by the first postmaster of the town, famous for his eccentricities. It shares a building with the library.

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art: See Bermuda through the eyes of some of the world's most well-known artists when you visit Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art.

The following table shows some key facts concerning some museums you might enjoy in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Bermuda Historical Society Museum (441) 295-2487 Downtown Hamilton
Bermuda Maritime Museum (441) 234-1333 Ireland Island North, 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Bermuda National Gallery (441) 295-9428 Downtown Hamilton
Carter House (441) 293-1642 8.2 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (441) 299-4000 Camden, 1.5 mi. East-Southeast of Central Hamilton
Tucker House Museum (441) 297-0545 8.4 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Verdmont (441) 236-7369 Smith's Parish, 2.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton
World Heritage Centre (441) 297-5791 St. George, 8.5 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton

Historical Sites

Waterville House

Like discovering the history of countries you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical attractions during your time in Hamilton.

A common landmark for vacationers is Waterville House. It is located in eastern Hamilton. You can tour the Waterville House between the hours of 9:00 a.m. an 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort Hamilton. It is situated in Hamilton. A relatively recent fort, Fort Hamilton was built in 1870. However, forts were becoming less important by this time, and the fort never fully was implemented.

Sessions House: The Session House is open to the public on Mondays only.

Be sure to look through the table just below for a listing of sites of historical interest in and around Hamilton.

Historic Sites In and Around Hamilton
Name Phone Location
Commissioner's House -- Ireland Island North, 3.3 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Ferry Island Fort -- Ferry Island, 6.2 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton
Fort Hamilton (441) 292-1234 0.4 mi. East of Downtown Hamilton
Fort Prospect -- Devonshire Parish, 1.4 mi. East of Central Hamilton
Fort Scaur (441) 236-5902 4.9 mi. West of Central Hamilton
Old Devonshire Church (441) 236-3671 Devonshire Parish, 1.9 mi. East of Central Hamilton
Portuguese Rock -- 3.8 mi. East of Central Hamilton
Sessions House (441) 292-7408 Downtown Hamilton
Waterville House (441) 236-6483 0.8 mi. East of Downtown Hamilton
Whale Bay Fort -- 5.7 mi. South West of Central Hamilton

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Travelers may experience some other intriguing attractions close to Hamilton.

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea interest you, you should think about seeing Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. Climb the 185 steps to the top of Gibb's Lighthouse and take in the panoramic view of Bermuda's coastline. After a $365 thousand renovation, the lighthouse has been restored to appear as close to the original structure as possible, plus the project included an upgrade of the observation deck, work on the grounds, and features to make the property more handicap accessible.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is The Perfumery. It is located in St. George, 8.7 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. Daily tours bring visitors through the perfumery, allowing them to see how perfumes are made and sample the exclusive fragrances. All of their items are bottled and packaged individually on site, so it is a great way to see how this business works from start to finish.

The following table offers more information on the other kinds of sites of interest to travelers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Hamilton
Name Type Location
Dockyard Playground Children's Attraction Ireland Island North, 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.1 mi. South West of Central Hamilton
The Perfumery Facility Viewing St. George, 8.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton

If you are looking for a wider selection of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you can think about other possibilities. To get more information on other attractions for Hamilton, click here.

 

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