Hamilton Landmarks

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 learn about other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation in Hamilton. Just click on each place's name for more information.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors 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.

Another popular destination is Bermuda Historical Society Museum. It is located in downtown Hamilton. One cannot discuss the history of Bermuda without making mention of the men who sailed the seas surrounding the island. At the Bermuda Historical Society Museum, guests will find displays of ceramics imported by early sea captains, artifacts that once belonged to Sir George Somers who was stranded on Bermuda's reefs in his ship the Sea Venture in 1609, and more.

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 chart below lists a few details regarding some museums to consider 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

If you like to immerse yourself in the history of a foreign country, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical attractions while vacationing in Hamilton.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Waterville House. It is located in eastern Hamilton. The historic Waterville House, built in 1725 and site of the first Trimingham Store, is now home to the Bermuda National Trust as well as a museum that gives tourists a glimpse into the every day workings of a well-to-do family of historic Bermuda.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort Hamilton. It is located in Hamilton. The Fort is open to the public from 9:30am to 5:00pm everyday.

Sessions House: The second official House of Assembly, it is also the current. Built in 1826 due to the the capital being changed to Hamilton, the Session House has since then been the seat of the government of Bermuda.

Take a minute to read this table for information concerning sites of historical interest 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

Vacationers can discover some other intriguing local attractions close to Hamilton.

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea interest you, you might want to visit 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 common landmark for vacationers 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 lists a few details regarding other kinds of places of interest to vacationers.

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 variety of attractions beyond this category, you should look at other locations. Make your way to this page concerning even more attractions if you want to discover more facts.

 

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