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 enjoy learning about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Hamilton. Try clicking on the name of each museum to see detailed information.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Bermuda National Gallery. It is situated 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.

Another popular destination is 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 chart lists more details on the available museums 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 exploring the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions while on vacation in Hamilton.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Waterville House. It is located in eastern Hamilton. A tour of the Waterville House is great for tourists interested in life on Bermuda for early settlers. The two main rooms of the house are furnished with relics donated to the museum by the Tringham family, and what is not original has been replicated to make the home appear as it was during the 19th century.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort Hamilton. It is found within Hamilton. The Fort is open to the public from 9:30am to 5:00pm everyday.

Sessions House: Feel free to tour the Session House during the open hours and gain an understanding of how governance on this island works.

Glance through the following table for information concerning historic sites in and around the area.

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

Guests will explore some other intriguing places worth visiting close to Hamilton.

If the more functional aspects of maritime life interest you, you might want to see Gibbs Hill Lighthouse. As the oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse is an attraction worthy of your time. Whether you climb to the top to catch a view of the seaside or you stop in to the gift shop for a little history on the lighthouse, you are sure to learn a lot about the important role the lighthouse has played in the sailing history of Bermuda.

Another popular destination is The Perfumery. It is located within St. George, 8.7 mi. Northeast of central Hamilton. The Perfumery is open from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and they are closed on Sundays.

The chart below enables you to get more information on the other kinds of attractions of interest to visitors.

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

Luckily, Hamilton has other attractions. Those wanting to find more details concerning other attractions on this page.

 

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