Architectural Heritage

Bermuda’s architectural heritage has always told a story about who we are. The humble palmetto-thatched dwellings of our past have given way to the stately homes of today that have preserved the flavour of our original vernacular architecture. The techniques that helped to determine the pitch of our roofs and the best methods for building lime kilns have seen our island homes withstand the onslaught of hurricanes. The impressive fortifications that have garnered Bermuda UNESCO World Heritage status tell a story of our military history, when Bermuda was known as the “Gibraltar of the West”.