Verdmont Historic House and Gardens
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:37
Architecturally, Verdmont is one of the most fascinating old houses in Bermuda. It is a fine example of the rare transitional style, retaining some of the aspects of 17th century dwellings, while anticipating the classicism of the Georgian mansions of the 18th century. Unlike most buildings of its period, Verdmont has remained virtually unchanged structurally for almost 300 years. This historic home features an extensive collection of antiques including Bermuda-made cedar furniture, portraits, English and Chinese porcelain and a child's nursery. The gardens contain an assortment of herbs, old roses and fruit trees; and the sweeping view of South Shore is spectacular.
The attic, or garret, on the third floor currently houses the display “Verdmont: A House and Its People”. It describes the architecture of the house and tells the story of the people who lived and worked here in words, pictures and objects and includes a small archaeological exhibit.
In May 2012 Verdmont in Smith’s Parish, Bermuda was twinned with Fenton House in Hamptead, London, England. This marked the first historic house twinning venture by the Bermuda National Trust and the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Come for a guided tour to learn about Verdmont or simply to enjoy its peaceful surrounds. Tours can be modified to accommodate any interest whether it is about the people who lived and worked in this house, the collection of Bermuda furniture and antiques, the unique architecture or Bermuda and Verdmont's place in its history. Reciprocal agreements offer free entry for members of either Trust into all of the properties held by both organisations.
Location: 6 Verdmont Lane, off Collectors Hill, Smith’s Parish
Phone: (441) 236-7369
Bus Route: 1
Hours of Operation January 2019:
Wednesdays 11 am-2pm and Fridays 10am -1pm
All BNT Museums are closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance fee for visits to Verdmont, Globe Hotel and Tucker House is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. Combo Tickets are available for $10.00 at the above historic sites and also at Waterville in Paget. These tickets provide three museum entrances for the price of two!
All historic houses can be opened for a private tour by appointment with Dr Dörte Horsfield firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee for a one hour long private tour is $50.00.
Verdmont celebrated its 50th Anniversary as a Museum on 21 November 2007. Click here to read our special edition newsletter.
Royal Gazette Article - Verdmont throws itself a birthday party, 15Nov07
Enslaved at Verdmont
Royal Gazette Article - Healing the wounds of the past, 15Nov07
Archaeology at Verdmont
Royal Gazette Article - Archaeologists digging deep at Verdmont, 18Jun07
Royal Gazette Article - Digging into the Island's history, 8Jun07