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King's Square Review

In a town where age is relative, King's Square is comparatively new. The square was only created in the 19th century after a marshy part of the harbor was filled in. Today it still looks rather inauspicious, more a patch of pavement than a leafy common, yet the square is St. George's undisputed center. Locals frequently congregate here for civic celebrations. Visitors, meanwhile, come to see the replica stocks and pillory. Formerly used to punish petty crimes, these grisly gizmos—together with a replica ducking stool—are now popular props for photo ops. Reenactments of historical incidents, overseen by a town crier in full colonial costume, are staged in the square April through November, Monday to Thursday and Saturday at noon, and December through March on Wednesday and Saturday at noon.

Updated: 11-04-2013

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