A Good Walk in St. George's

Start your tour in King's Square, then stroll out onto Ordnance Island to see a replica of Deliverance: the ship built as a replacement for the Sea Venture. Behind you, just up the street, is the Bermuda National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel, and across the square is the Town Hall. Venturing up King Street, notice the fine Bermudian architecture of Bridge House. At the top of King Street is the Old State House, the earliest stone building in Bermuda.

Walk up Princess Street to Duke of York Street and turn right, following the sidewalk to the Bermudian Heritage Museum. Across Duke of York Street, you can find Somers Garden, where Sir George Somers's heart is reportedly buried. After walking through the garden, climb the steps to Blockade Alley for a view of the Unfinished Church on a hill ahead. To your left are Duke of Kent Street, Featherbed Alley, and the St. George's Historical Society Museum, Printery, and Garden. Next, cross Clarence Street to Church Lane and turn right on Broad Alley to reach the Old Rectory. Straight ahead (or as straight as you can go among these twisted streets) is Printer's Alley, which in turn links to Nea's Alley, where a whiff of 19th-century scandal still lingers.

Return to Church Lane and enter the yard of St. Peter's Church, a centuries-old sanctuary that, until the building of the Old State House, did double duty as the colony's only public meeting place. (The main entrance is on Duke of York Street.) From the church, continue down Duke of York Street until you reach Queen Street on your right. A short walk up it brings you to the Bermuda Perfumery and Garden at Stewart Hall, which will be on the left. You can learn about perfume making here. Turn around and walk back to Duke of York Street and go right until you get to Barber's Alley, turning left to reach Tucker House, which has been transformed from a prominent merchant's home into a museum. From there continue along Water Street, veering left again on Penno's Drive to visit the new World Heritage Centre at Penno's Wharf.

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