Fodor's Expert Review King's Square

St. George's and The Eastern Parishes Plaza/Square/Piazza

Today it looks rather inauspicious, more a patch of pavement than a leafy common, yet this square is St. George's undisputed center. In a town where age is relative, King's Square is comparatively new, created in the 19th century after a marshy part of the harbor was filled in. 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 12:30, and December through March on Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30.

Plaza/Square/Piazza Historical Free

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Water St.
St. George’s, Saint George’s Parish  GE05, Bermuda

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