Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. Although there is a parish of the same name, but the city of Hamilton is in the parish of Pembroke. Hamilton is named after Sir Henry Hamilton, governor of Bermuda from 1778 to 1794. Hamilton only has a population of just about 900 citizens. Hamilton history began in 1790 when the Bermuda Government set aside 145 acres for the future seat of Bermuda government. Hamilton was officially incorporated in 1793. The Colony's capital relocated to Hamilton from St. George's in 1815. The Town of Hamilton became a city with the erection of the Hamilton Cathedral in 1897. The city also now has a Catholic cathedral. The city also has the island’s greatest dilution of restaurants and bars; many of those on Front Street have verandas overlooking Hamilton Harbor. It also serves as the Bermuda’s main transportation hub.
One of the prime tourist locations in Hamilton is Front Street. This is where most of the restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shopping takes place. This place is jam packed during tourist season.
Another place to visit is the Bermuda National Gallery. See art from local artist, past artist, and artist from around the world.
One last place you must go see when you go to Hamilton is the Bermuda Historical Society Museum. This place has all the history of the island and more.