The Friendly Societies Tour

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The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour

The African Bermuda Dispersion Cultural Tour presents the Friendly Societies Tour. Join us for a Sankofa Journey as we learn about the past to help us to understand the present and move forward to a better future!

"A People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots"

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Departure point: 

In following Covid requirements, Guests are Required to wear face mask when entering buildings.
Departure point:  Departure from the Manchester Lodge on the corner of Victoria and Dundonald Street, which is directly across from People’s Pharmacy in Hamilton, and this will be the return location.
Please ensure to arrive at least 10 minutes early for check in and to ensure an on-time departure. The tour is 2 hours & will depart promptly at the scheduled times.  
In following COVID-19 requirements, Guests are Required to wear face masks.
Dates & Times:

Fridays, August 6 th, 13th, 20th at 6:30PM – 8:30PM

A 24-hour cancellation notice is required for refunds. 



Bus Tour of Hamilton- Enjoy a short bus tour of Hamilton as we share stories of the Friendly Societies and their contributions before and after Emancipation and within the Black Community.  
  • Barr’s Bay Park
  • The Old Lane School
  • City Hall for Joseph Rainey Story
  • Alexandrina Lodge

Manchester Lodge, Hamilton- We will visit the Manchester Lodge in which, Friendly Society members will share the rich history of the lodges and their legacy and impact within the black community over the centuries.  Refreshments will also be served here.



  1. Bermuda (BM)