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.


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, as those visiting this part of Bermuda will have the benefit of easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. You can expect little traffic surrounding this historic site, perhaps because there is only a small number of hotel booking options nearby.

Hotels near Old State House
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 0.2 mi. (0.2 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite during your visit to Old State House, consider grabbing a bite at one of the nearby restaurants. White Horse Pub, which offers Caribbean meals, is also the closest restaurant to this site. The eatery is a short ways away, but far enough that you may need to aim for employing a means of transportation to travel there. Also within reach, you and your group will find options including Temptations and Tavern by the Sea where you should be sure to sample International fare and experience the culture of Bermuda.


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.


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, St. David's Island


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