Saint Georges Parish Landmarks

Photo Credit: © Andrew Malone CC BY
 

The entire parish of Saint George's has been dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so if you're looking for history and culture, this is the spot for you. It is the oldest English settlement in the New World that has been continuously inhabited and now features numerous historic buildings, forts, and other landmarks that must be explored by tourists hoping to learn more about the island's culture.  

Museums

Bermuda National Trust Museum

Assuming you like to explore unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Saint Georges Parish. Try clicking on the name of each museum to obtain more information.

Many travelers choose to visit Bermuda National Trust Museum. It is located in Saint Georges Parish. In the Bermuda National Trust Museum guests will find exhibits detailing Bermuda's role in the American Civil War, a video presentation on the island's arts and history and a gift shop.

Another popular destination is Bermuda Heritage Museum. It is located within Saint Georges Parish. Following mostly the history of black Bermudans, from emancipation to political and social influence. The lodge that houses the museum was once home of a society that assisted freed slaves.

St. George's Historical Society Museum: More than just a museum, this historical site is dedicated to preserving the history of Bermuda. They have lots of fun educational events, classes, as well as fascinating collections that share the colorful local history.

The chart just below offers more details on some museums to consider in Saint Georges Parish.

Museums In Saint Georges Parish
Name Phone Location
Bermuda Heritage Museum (441) 297-4126 St. George, 0.8 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
Bermuda National Trust Museum (441) 297-1423 St. George, 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish
Carter House (441) 293-1642 Central Saint Georges Parish
Deliverance (441) 297-1459 St. George, 0.7 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
St. George's Historical Society Museum (441) 297-0423 St. George, 0.8 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
Tucker House Museum (441) 297-0545 St. George's Island, 1.0 mi. Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish
World Heritage Centre (441) 297-5791 St. George, 0.8 mi. Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish

Historical Sites

Fort St. Catherine

Enjoy discovering the history of the places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Saint Georges Parish.

Many travelers choose to visit Fort St. Catherine. It is located in northern Saint Georges Parish. The museum is open everyday except for Sundays.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Old State House. It is located in Saint Georges Parish. Built just eleven years after the original settlement of Bermuda, the Old State House was the first stone building on the island, and the first official building for the House of Assembly, in 1620. The construction borrowed a great deal from Italian Architecture, reportedly because the Governor-General at the time believed that the island shared the same climate as Italy.

St. Peter's Church: St. Peter's Church holds an esteemed place in the religious history of the New World. Built by 1620, it was the first protestant church in the Western Hemisphere, and the first Anglican Church to be built outside of the British Isles.

Review the following table for more information about historic sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Saint Georges Parish
Name Phone Location
Fort Cunningham -- Paget Island, 0.9 mi. East-Northeast of Central Saint Georges Parish
Fort Popple -- St. David's Island, 1.4 mi. East of Central Saint Georges Parish
Fort St. Catherine (441) 297-1920 St. George's Island, 1.4 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
Gates Fort -- St. George's Island, 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central Saint Georges Parish
Old Rectory (441) 297-4261 St. George, 0.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish
Old State House (800) 223-6106 St. George, 0.8 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
St. George Historical District -- St. George, 0.8 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
St. Peter's Church (441) 297-8359 St. George, 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish
Stocks & Pillory And Ducking Stool -- St. George, 0.8 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish
Unfinished Church -- St. George, 0.9 mi. North of Central Saint Georges Parish

Miscellaneous Landmarks

St. Davids Lighthouse

Guests will experience some other worthwhile landmarks in this area.

Many travelers choose to visit The Perfumery. It is located in Saint Georges Parish. Since 1928, the Perfumery has been manufacturing an impressive line of perfumes called Lili Bermuda. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the perfumery and see how the fragrances are brought to life.

Additionally, if the nitty gritty aspects of living by the sea intrigue you, consider visiting St. Davids Lighthouse. Still standing tall and lighting the way for sailors who navigate the intrepid waters off the coast of Bermuda, St. Davids Lighthouse has been around for well over 100 years. The beam stretches out over 20 miles into the ocean at night, but during the day serves as a popular attraction for guests who yearn to see as much of Bermuda's country and seaside as possible in one swoop.

The chart below enables you to learn a few details concerning other kinds of attractions of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Saint Georges Parish
Name Type Location
St. Davids Lighthouse Lighthouse St. David's Island, 1.3 mi. East-Southeast of Central Saint Georges Parish
The Perfumery Facility Viewing St. George, 0.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Saint Georges Parish

Fortunately, there are additional types of attractions. To reach our complete page about other attractions, click this link.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.