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St. George, Bermuda: 16 reviews and 44 photos

The second day of our first visit to Bermuda was for the most part devoted to discovering St. George's. Being first in line for the ferry that morning allowed us seats of our choice to enjoy the cruise which went by in a flash. We debarked at St. George's just near Ordinance Island.

Though there is plenty to see around St. George's, one of my favorite things was to watch the re-enactment of a dunking! Just by the water's edge near City Hall, the courtyard filled with spectators as St. George's Mayor and Towncrier, garbed in typical period clothing, read aloud the charges against a gentleman accused of over indulging in Bermuda rum, and a poor woman accused of nagging her husband. The gentleman received a light sentence while the poor woman, who failed to "repent", was subjected repeatedly to being dunked in St. George's Sound! It was all well done and most amusing!

While this re-enactment is usually reserved for Market Nights in St. George's, with 3 ships in Bermuda, the crowd must have encouraged the townspeople to provide us with the entertainment both in mid-week and in mid-day.

For more photo ops, don't miss the stocks and pillory in the City Hall courtyard.

Directions: North/Easternmost

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 16, 2013
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