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.
If you like to explore other people and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Hamilton. To obtain complete information regarding each museum, click on the name.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Bermuda National Gallery. It is found within 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 landmark that often intrigues visitors 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: The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.
The following table lists more information on museums you might enjoy in and around Hamilton.
|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|
|Bermuda Railway Museum||(441) 293-1774||3.3 mi. Northeast of Central 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|
If you enjoy learning about the history of a foreign country, you should consider visiting one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Hamilton.
A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Waterville House. It is found within 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.
Many travelers also choose to visit Fort Hamilton. It is located in Hamilton. Guests who come to the fort will be able to explore what is left of the defenses, including large cannons pointing into the harbor. Additionally, a garden surrounding the fort makes the visit a nice and peaceful experience.
Sessions House: Feel free to tour the Session House during the open hours and gain an understanding of how governance on this island works.
Take a minute to read the following table for more information about historic sites in and around Hamilton.
|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|
|--||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|
Visitors will discover some other intriguing attractions nearby.
If the functional aspects of living by the sea interest you, you might want to see 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 found 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 table below offers more details regarding other kinds of attractions of interest to vacationers.
|Children's Attraction||Ireland Island North, 3.4 mi. Northwest of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
|Gibbs Hill Lighthouse||Lighthouse||4.1 mi. South West of Central Hamilton||Bermuda|
|The Perfumery||Facility Viewing||St. George, 8.7 mi. Northeast of Central Hamilton||St. David's Island|
Needless to say, Hamilton has other attractions. For a more thorough discussion of other attractions, go to this article.
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