Bermuda National Trust Musuem at the Globe Hotel

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32 Duke of York Street, Saint George, Bermuda
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Bermuda National Trust Musuem at the Globe Hotel Saint George Reviews

Andy99 Andy99
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Bermuda and Civil War History at the Globe Hotel Sep 08, 2010
Bermuda and American history intersect once again in St. George at the Bermuda National Trust Museum. (Not to be confused with the larger National Museum of Bermuda at the Royal Naval Dockyard.)

This museum is located in the former Globe Hotel. Built as the Governor's mansion in 1700 and later owned by the Tucker family, the hotel is one of the earliest stone buildings in Bermuda. By 1860, the structure was in use as a hotel. It was then that Confederate agents set up offices on the premises to buy trade goods and war materials blockaded by the Union.

The museum is in two parts. On the lower level, a film and exhibits tell the story of the founding of Bermuda and of the Town of St. George. The upper level has exhibits about Bermuda's role in the American Civil War. Although Britain was officially neutral, the majority of Bermuda merchants and plantation owners supported the Confederacy. The Confederate trade office is preserved and several exhibits show the efforts of the Southern blockade runners operating from Bermuda. (I never expected to find a Civil War historical site in Bermuda!)

Admission is $5. (A $10 combination ticket includes Vermont, the Tucker House, and the Bermuda Trust Museum.)
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History of the Globe Hotel
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williamsworld says:
I am begining to think you like history
Posted on: Oct 11, 2010
Glynnes says:
Very informative review. Thanks!
Posted on: Oct 09, 2010
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