A Glimpse into Southern Secession at the Bermuda National Trust Museum
Within its stone walls, the Bermuda
National Trust Museum holds exhibits and examples of Bermuda’s link to the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The island’s central Atlantic location made it a prime stopping point for shipments between the Southern ports and England. During the war, the building served as the offices and headquarters of Confederate agent Major Norman Walker. After the war, it saw a second life as the Globe Hotel. Today, visitors can travel through nearly 400 years of Bermuda and maritime history through the exhibit “Rogues and Runners: Bermuda and the American Civil War” and the video presentation “Bermuda: Centre of the Atlantic.” Other historic topics include piracy and smuggling. There are also models of the ships used to transport goods to the southern states on display.