Incentive Destinations: St. George, Bermuda

Tucker House Museum, St. George, BermudaCorporate groups in search of historic towns don't have to travel far across the ocean: Summer is prime season in Bermuda and St. George awaits. First settled by the British in 1612, (following a shipwreck in 1609 by a small fleet that was heading for Jamestown, Virginia), St. George is a virtual time capsule. 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, like many historic towns in Europe, St. George is fortified by a wall. Not only are there many historic sites to explore, guests can enjoy tennis, golf, fishing, snorkeling, relaxing at the beach, and browsing for hidden treasures in the shoppes.

Historic landmarks include St Peter's, Their Majesties Chappel, an Anglican Church that began services on Christmas Day, 1612, Fort St. Catherine that dates back to 1614, and Governor Samuel Day's house, built in 1699, which now houses the Bermuda National Trust Museum. Old Rectory behind St. Peter's Chappell was also built in 1699. Tucker House Museum was a residence built in 1750 for Henry Tucker who became President of the Governors Council.

Kings Square, St. George's Town Square, has cannons, replicas of stocks and a pillory which were used for crimes like public drunkenness. Historic buildings located there include the Town Hall, built in 1782. The officer's mess built in 1776 now houses the Bank of Butterfield, Bermuda's oldest bank.St. David's Lighthouse build in 1879.

To give visitors a feel for the history of St. George there is a town crier, The Ducking School where there is a reenactment of this historic penalty for criminals, and, on nearby St. David's Island, Carter House with period furniture and artifacts from the 17th century.

In St. George's groups can stay at The St.George’s Club, a cottage colony with 71 one- and two-bedroom units and, in nearby Tucker's Town, The Mid Ocean Club with 20 guest cottages.

For more information about Bermuda, read Bermuda: A Place Like No Other for Incentives and consult Cvent's Bermuda Meeting Planning Guide

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