The Globe Hotel
St. George, Bermuda
N 32° 22.882 W 064° 40.639
The Globe Hotel is a museum on the Civil War Discovery Trail. It is located on the Duke of York Street one block north of King's Square in St. George, Bermuda.
During the Civil War the U.K. was officially neutral but sentiment in the U.K. as divided. However, trade continued with both the Union and the Confederacy. The U.K. relied on cotton from the Confederacy to supply its textile mills but a Union blockage was in effect. Nonetheless, blockade runners managed to ship munitions to the South and cotton to the U.K.
Today the Globe Hotel is a museum operated Bermuda National Trust Museum, it features an exhibit called Rogues and Runners: Bermuda and the American Civil War.
The Globe Hotel in St. George, Bermuda was the home of a Confederate Major that facilitated the blockade runners. A blue plaque on east chimney on the Duke of York Street side of the Globe Hotel is inscribed:
From this building Confederate shipping agent
Major Norman Walker coordinated the flow of guns,
ammunition and other supplies through the Union
blockade during the Civil War
HERITAGE SIGN SPONSORED BY THE ST. GEORGE'S FOUNDATION
THE BACK GARDEN OF
THE FIRST GOVERNMENT HOUSE
WAS ON THIS SITE
IN 1700, SAMUEL DAY, GOVERNOR, ERECTED
THIS BUILDING, FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY IT
WAS IN THE POSSESSION OF THE TUCKER FAMILY.
DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
IT WAS OCCUPIED BY THE AGENT
OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES AND
LATER BECAME THE GLOBE HOTEL