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“Don't bother in "Off-Season" unless you're a history buff”
Review of King's Square

King's Square
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USD 75.00*
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Historic City Tour of St George
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in St. George
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in the center of St. George parish, this square contains stocks, a pillory and a whipping post, replicas of those used to punish criminals over 400 years ago.
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

There was little to see or do on a Saturday in September. The town caters to the cruise ships and most events/historic homes/re-enactments, etc. run during the week and some only during peak season. There was not one sole in period dress.

With that said, if you love history, you will enjoy walking the cobble streets and reading about the different building construction and ownership stories. It is one of the rare places in Bermuda with excellent signage, for an interesting personal walking tour.

Thank Shelyshine
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"town crier"
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"public bathrooms"
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"historic area"
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"ducking stool"
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"water street"
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"around noon"
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"nice area"
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"walking distance"
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"a lot of fun"
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

The highlight of the Square is the dunking presentation. A man and a woman dressed in colonial costume reenact the discipline of a naughty woman in the 1700s. The gendarme dressed in a tri-corner hat, after much hollering back and forth, proceeds to put the woman into a giant seesaw with a basket, whereupon she lowers her into the water of the bay, dunking her completely.This all in good fun is a hilarious sight to see. Also in the square is a historic Town Hall building worth your time. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the architecture. Be sure to stop and take it all in.

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Main square in town of St. George's and very historic. Definitely worth a visit great picture opportunities. Beautiful setting to see.

Thank MatthewS4
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Nice place to have a wander around and soak up the local atmosphere. There are some old fashioned punishments, such as stocks and a ducking stool - the first one I had ever seen on my travels. Local taxis congregate here.

Thank Liz H
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We started here at the information center to plan our stay. We took the $12 walking tour which gave us the historical foundation of the town. The guide is a long time resident of St. George which added a personal touch to the tour After the tour we were able to see the town crier's explanation of the dunking stool, complete with demonstration.
.If you wish to go to the Dockyards purchase 2 tokens at $4.50 each at the post office off of Water Street which will cover the roundtrip ferry fare from St. George .Unless you plan to use buses in the same day that is cheaper than the $19 all day pass.There are so many historical sites in St. Georges. We chose the Mitchel house to view the printing press but also was interested in the architecture and history of the home. The guide was quite pleasant and answered all our questions..

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