A Long Walk To Freedom

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Bermuda recognized 400 Years of Parliament on Aug 1st, 2020. To recognize this event, we will be offering a walking tour in the town of St. George. We will share how various laws and ACT's have been legislated over the centuries and have impacted Black People/People of African Descent in Bermuda.

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In following Covid requirements, Guests are Required to wear face mask when entering buildings.

We will meet up at, “The Deliverance”, ship replica on Ordinance Island, in St. George’s. Please ensure to arrive at least 10 minutes early for check in and to ensure an on-time tour departure. 
 

The tour is 90 minutes & will depart promptly at the scheduled times.  
 

Dates: 
Saturday, Nov 7th & 21st at 10:00AM

Sunday, Nov 15th at 12:00PM


A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for refunds. 

 

Highlights


Ducking Stool Island, Frazers Island, Gallows Island and Ordinance Island – The arrival of the 1st English settlers, and learn the stories of 1st Africans and Black People to arrive in Bermuda. The original islands of Ducking Stool, Frazer's and Gallows were used, in the early days of the colony, for executions.

Stocks, Pillory and Whipping Post – Learn of the punishments in the early centuries.

King’s Square – A place were many events took place in the early centuries.

State House – The first house of Assembly to ensure the various laws were enacted.

Somers Garden – A park that was dedicated to the memory of Sir George Somers.

Old St. George’s Jail – A minister was jailed for preaching to enslaved black people.

St. Peter’s Church – The oldest church in the western hemisphere, and the 1st Parliamentary laws enacted here and the enslaved graveyard.

Pilot Darrell’s Square – James Jemmy Darrell was a King’s Pilot and earned his Freedom.

Barber’s Alley – Joseph H. Rainey, was a black man who became a very influential businessman and politician.

 

Route

  1. Bermuda (BM)