Welcome to City of Hamilton
Its busy harborside streets lined with colorful 19th-century buildings that mingle with shiny office blocks and the bay beyond dotted with yachts and sailboats, Hamilton is an appealing and welcoming capital city. And a city it is, in spite of its tiny size: its compact grid of streets comprises Bermuda's government buildings, several museums, parks and a considerable variety of places to eat, drink and party. It has been Bermuda's capital since 1793, when its central location and deep port saw the seat of operations move here from St George's. During the day, its streets fill with smartly attired office workers, the men formal in their Bermuda shorts and knee-length socks; in the evenings, revelers take their place along the seafront promenade.