Fodor's Expert Review Tucker House

St. George's and The Eastern Parishes Silversea

Owned and lovingly maintained as a museum by the Bermuda National Trust, Tucker House was built in the 1750s for a merchant who stored his wares in the cellar (a space that now holds an archaeological exhibit). But it's been associated with the Tucker family ever since Henry Tucker purchased it in 1775. The house is essentially a tribute to this well-connected clan whose members included a Bermudian governor, a U.S. treasurer, a Confederate navy captain, and an Episcopal bishop.

The kitchen, however, is dedicated to another notable—Joseph Hayne Rainey—who is thought to have operated a barber's shop in it during the Civil War. (Barber's Alley, around the corner, is also named in his honor.) As a freed slave from South Carolina, Rainey fled to Bermuda at the outbreak of the war. Afterward he returned to the United States and, in 1870, became the first black man to be elected to the House of Representatives. A short flight of stairs leads down to the kitchen, originally a separate... READ MORE

Owned and lovingly maintained as a museum by the Bermuda National Trust, Tucker House was built in the 1750s for a merchant who stored his wares in the cellar (a space that now holds an archaeological exhibit). But it's been associated with the Tucker family ever since Henry Tucker purchased it in 1775. The house is essentially a tribute to this well-connected clan whose members included a Bermudian governor, a U.S. treasurer, a Confederate navy captain, and an Episcopal bishop.

The kitchen, however, is dedicated to another notable—Joseph Hayne Rainey—who is thought to have operated a barber's shop in it during the Civil War. (Barber's Alley, around the corner, is also named in his honor.) As a freed slave from South Carolina, Rainey fled to Bermuda at the outbreak of the war. Afterward he returned to the United States and, in 1870, became the first black man to be elected to the House of Representatives. A short flight of stairs leads down to the kitchen, originally a separate building, and to an enclosed kitchen garden.

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Quick Facts

5 Water St.
St. George’s, Saint George’s Parish  GE 05, Bermuda

441-297–0545

www.bnt.bm

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $5; $10 combination ticket includes admission to Bermuda National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel and Verdmont (in Smith\'s Parish), Closed Sun.–Tues.

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