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The Globe Hotel - St. George, Bermuda
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 32° 22.882 W 064° 40.639
20S E 342218 N 3583945
Quick Description: 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.
Location: Bermuda
Date Posted: 10/24/2014 9:30:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMMQ88
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

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:

GLOBE HOTEL
1700

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

A nearby bronze plaque on the west chimney gives additional history of the building. It is inscribed:

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

Type of site: Museum

Address:
Globe Hotel
Duke of York Street
St. George, St. George's Parish Bermuda


Phone Number: 441-297-1423

Admission Charged: $5 or less

Website: [Web Link]

Driving Directions:
One block north of King's Square in St. George


Visit Instructions:
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