Monday, September 12, 2016

Bermuda: Tucker House - St. George, St. George's Parish

Tucker House
St. George, St. George's Parish

N 32° 22.833 W 064° 40.700

Short Description: 

The Tucker House is the prominent feature on this Bermuda stamp that shows the view on 5 Water Street in St. George looking west.

Long Description:

The Tucker House Museum at 5 Water Street was built in the 1750s. It was acquired in 1775 by prominent resident Henry Tucker who was President of the Governor’s Council from 1775 to 1807. His family occupied the house until 1809. The house contains the family collection of silver, china, crystal, antique English mahogany and Bermuda cedar furniture as well a a collection of hand sewn quilts.

The museum is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 3pm. Admission is $5. The property is administered by the Bermuda National Trust.

The stamp is part of a set of 6 stamps issued by Bermuda in 2001 depicting historical tourist attractions in St. George.

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