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Tucker House Museum
St. George’s, BERMUDA
Bermuda History/Heritage - Historic House - Black History

Photograph courtesy
The Bermuda National Trust

Tucker House, was built in the mid-18th century as a merchant's house. It was the home of Henry Tucker, President of the Governor's Council from 1775 to 1807. Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first African American elected member of the US house representatives, was once a barber there.
Tucker House has been open as a museum since 1953
. One of the The Bermuda National Trusts Museums.
Henry Tucker: President of the Governor’s Council from 1775 to 1807.
Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first African American elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives.


Location
5 Water Street , St. George’s

Tel.: (441) 297.0545
E-mail: palmetto@bnt.bm

Hours
Nov-March Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm
April-Oct Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm


Admission
Adults $5, Children (6-18 years) $2

The house belongs to the Bermuda National trust
for more info: click the link below

www.bnt.bm/Places_to_Visit/tucker_museum.htm


About the Tucker House Museum
Tucker House was built in the mid-18th century, and of the three Trust museums, is the most typical of early Bermudian house construction. It was built as a merchant’s house and was home to Henry Tucker. Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first Black elected member of the US House of Representatives, who was once a barber here.
Tucker House has been open as a museum since 1953, when it was acquired by the National TrustĖs predecessor, the Bermuda Historical Monuments Trust.

Collections
The house is furnished in the period of Henry Tucker’s tenure, and contains many of the Tucker family artifacts, from furnishings to portraits and silver.

The charming kitchen conveys the sense of earlier, simpler days, and also houses a display memorialising Joseph Hayne Rainey, the first Black elected member of the US House of Representatives, who was once a barber here. The cellars which once stored merchantĖs goods, now house a permanent archaeology exhibit offering fascinating glimpses into the daily lives of the building’s occupants over the centuries.

With our thanks to The Bermuda National Trust for providing the information