State House

Notable Building in St George's Parish
Anna Kaminski
Anna Kaminski

Built in 1622, the State House is Bermuda's first ever stone building, and in its various incarnations it has been the home of the world's second-oldest parliament (the oldest being in Britain), a courthouse, a munitions storage warehouse and a notorious venue for witch trials between 1651 and1655, resulting in the torture and hanging of a couple dozen women. Today the State House is rented out to Bermuda's oldest Masonic lodge for an annual sum of one peppercorn.