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“Historic Downtown and how to dress in Bermuda.”
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 41 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 October 2017

We were not able to get there during an re-enactment, however do not let this detour you. All of historic downtown area is adorable. Everything is so well maintained, the shopping, food, buildings are all worth a visit. Take some time to peek around. Hit the wharf and sit on an outdoor patio, peruse the little shops, the historic buildings. Take some time to slow down and relax Bermudian style. Helpful hint, Bermuda is a classy, slightly more conservative place. When dining or touring, it doesn't hurt to be "resort casual" -- its not required, but the environment is definitely more upscale than any other island we have been to. Flip flops and short shorts will have you actually standing out rather than blending in. For men, a nice pair of Bermuda shorts (go figure) or cargo shorts and a Tommy Bahama style button down and women with a nice skirt or slacks and conservative tank top or tee will have you blending in. As I said, not required, but a nice way to fit into island style.

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"re enactment"
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"town crier"
in 28 reviews
"public bathrooms"
in 4 reviews
"walking tour"
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"at noon"
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"information booth"
in 4 reviews
"historic area"
in 3 reviews
"ducking stool"
in 4 reviews
"water street"
in 3 reviews
"around noon"
in 3 reviews
"nice area"
in 3 reviews
"walking distance"
in 3 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"visiting bermuda"
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"visitor center"
in 3 reviews
"ordnance island"
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Main reason to go there is to se the reenactment of dunking the folks, and to takee pics with your hands and head in a wooden boards.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

The town crier gets volunteers from the crowd to participate in the re-enactment of the dunking of the town gossip/nag. It was lots of fun and especially to have our husbands participating in the dunking. The town crier and the gossip play their parts to the hilt! It is interesting to do into the town hall to see the exhibit, as well as into the Chamber of Commerce to get tourist information. We had taken a walking tour through the Chamber earlier and the tour guide was excellent. He loves his native Bermuda and he knows so much about his island. The re-enactment was a great ending to our tour of St. George's.

Thank 160beverlys
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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice place to visit. The building is open to the public and interesting to read about the history. The town crier was welcoming people but apparently a dunking is held daily but we missed it. This is also the area to catch the ferries to return to Hamilton.

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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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