Old State House

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.

Offerings

The public is free to visit the old State House, and will be able to read the various plaques and information cards to learn more about what they see.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in St. George if you plan on visiting Old State House, since those visiting this region of Bermuda will have easy site access during their visit. With just a small number of hotels around the area around this historical site, relatively little tourist movement can be anticipated.

Location and What's Nearby

Active vacationers will also be charmed by the area because of the options for open-air pursuits. Travelers who are interested in showing their skills at the green, can do so at the most convenient golfing opportunity, which is Tucker's Point. Lazy days can also be spent at Tobacco Bay Beach, the most close-by beach. While the options above may be the most convenient to access, there will still be numerous equally enjoyable beach and golf options. You will encounter a fair number of indoor places to visit in this general area. Not far away are two more alluring attractions close by--Bermuda Heritage Museum and Sommers Garden.

Information

Operating Hours

Those wanting to tour the old building will need to show up on Wednesday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. Otherwise you will need to make an appointment, as the building is now a fully operational Masonic Lodge, and they hold private functions throughout the week.

Payment

There is not admission fee for those wanting to visit the Old State House.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (800) 223-6106 Or (441) 292-2480

Location: Princess Street, St. George, Bermuda

 

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