Hamilton

Overview

Introduction

Hamilton, Bermuda's capital, is a charming, small city of pastel houses with whitewashed roofs and attractive shops. Block after block of stores and restaurants line Front Street, across from the harbor.


Wigged and robed members of the House of Assembly, occasionally seen walking outdoors, meet at the Sessions House on Friday to hold intense yet polite debates. Directly to the south is the Cabinet Building, where the Senate meets on Wednesday and where the office of the premier is located. The Cabinet meets there every Tuesday.


One of the most photographed spots in town is the Birdcage, an elevated, enclosed perch at Front and Queen streets in which a Bermuda-shorts-clad police officer sometimes directs traffic. One block north from the Birdcage on Queen Street is the Perot Post Office, another landmark from the 19th century. Take time to enjoy Queen Elizabeth Park, once the private garden of postmaster William Perot.
Other sites to see include: Bermuda National Gallery, Bermuda Historical Society Museum, Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Fort Hamilton, the Bermuda Botanical Gardens and Verdmont Museum.

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