The Town of St. George

st georgesFor residents and visitors alike, St. George’s is a “must see” on your list of things to do in Bermuda. Founded in 1612, the Town of St. George has the distinction of being the oldest continually inhabited English settlement in the New World. St. George’s has retained much of its early street plan and many of its stone buildings, thus exemplifying the early history of overseas settlement by the British in the 1600s. Acquiring World Heritage Site status in 2000, St. George’s is a functioning town featuring a unique blend of local architecture, culture and history.

The Bermuda National Trust protects 11 historic properties in the Town and manages:

  • Two museums (Tucker House and the Bermud National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel)
  • Two historic military cemeteries

The other Trust properties which are leased for residential or commercial use are all visible from the street:

  • Bridge House
  • Buckingham
  • Casino
  • Fanny Fox's Cottage
  • Reeve Court
  • Samaritans' Cottage
  • Samaritans' Lodge
  • Stewart Hall

There are a number of other historic sites to see in St. George’s including:

  • A replica of the Deliverance, one of the first vessels built on the Island,
  • The State House
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • St. George’s Historical Society Museum in Mitchell House
  • The Bermudian Heritage Museum in Samaritan’s Lodge
  • The World Heritage Centre
  • East End fortifications – Fort St. Catherine, Alexandra Battery and Gates Fort

For more information on these and other sites and for cultural events and historic tours, contact

Visitor Information Centre: 297 0556.

The Trust has carried out architectural and historic research and published Bermuda’s Architectural Heritage: St. George’s. Archaeological excavations and research are conducted regularly and an archaeological research lab is located in the centre of the Town, while Tucker House features an archaeological display of artefacts discovered under the existing cellar floor.

To book a tour or find out more about our services, please call us at:

(441) 236-6483  or email palmetto@bnt.bm

School groups wishing to incorporate the “Olde Towne” in their curriculum should contact our Education team at education@bnt.bm

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