Hamilton, Bermuda Tourist Attractions
Hamilton, population 15,000, is Bermuda's capital. Overlooking Hamilton Harbor, it serves as Bermuda's legislative and commercial center. Located in Hamilton are the best selection of Bermuda's shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.Front Street is the busiest area of the city where cruise ships dock along side island- hopping ferries and site-seeing boats. Visitors enjoy the 19th C colonial architecture of Hamilton's pastel-colored buildings and its galleries, museums, and churches.Shopping for Bermudian products and European imports prevail, as branches of prominent North American stores are not allowed. Hamilton is the center of Bermuda's transportation system, so you can depend on visiting Hamilton frequently if you are using the system's pink buses.
Bermuda Cabinet Building
The Cabinet Building, built in 1833, houses Bermuda's Senate and the offices of the Premier. The Sword of State, the Silver Oar and Mace, all symbols of government, are kept here. The cenotaph commemorates Bermuda's war dead.
Bermuda Historical Society Museum (Bermuda Public Library)
Located in the home of Bermuda's first postmaster, the museum contains portraits, maps, coins, Bermuda silver, Asian porcelains, and depictions of bygone Bermuda. The library has virtually every book ever written about Bermuda.
Hamilton City Hall and Arts Center
This bright white building with a 91ft/28m tower houses the offices of the Corporation of Hamilton, the Bermuda National Gallery, Society for Arts Gallery, and the City Hall Theatre. Stamp and coin exhibitions are on display.
Address: 17 Church Street, Hamilton, Bermuda HM 11, Bermuda
Opening hours: 9am-5pm; Sat: 9am-12pm; Closed: Sun
Useful tips: Foyer and offices are free.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Bermuda National Gallery
The leading art museum in Bermuda presents a permanent collection of four centuries of painting and sculpture plus African carving, Bermuda Furniture and photographs. The gallery hosts local and international exhibitions throughout the year.
Perot Post Office
Anglican Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity
This neo-gothic Cathedral built in 1886 of native and imported stone offers a panoramic view from the top of the 157-step Cathedral tower.
Bermuda House of Assembly (Sessions House)
Cruise ships dock alongside Bermuda's main shopping area. The ferry terminal, banks, liquor and department stores, restaurants and taverns are nearby.
St Paul's Church
St Paul's Church, dating from 1881, is the largest and second oldest of Bermuda's African Methodist Episcopal churches.
A small city park which offers a panoramic view of Hamilton Harbor.
A Black Heritage site where slave Sally Bassett was burned at the stake in 1730.
A garden in Hamilton's center with paths, benches, and labeled plants.
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Built in 1846, St Andrew's is the oldest church in Hamilton.