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Somers Gardens, Hamilton

Somers Gardens - Hamilton, Bermuda
Somers Gardens
Mullet Bay Road, St. George's, Bermuda GE 01Map
Neighborhood: St. George & St. George's Parish
Overview

This park is dedicated to Admiral Sir George Somers, a British privateer whose ship was shipwrecked on a Bermuda reef in 1609. As a result, Bermuda's first settlement was established. According to the tale, when the Admiral died in 1610, his nephew, Matthew Somers cut out his heart and entrails, buried them in Bermuda and shipped his body back to England. In 1920, this burial site became a public park.

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