Immerse yourself in 500 years of history at the National Museum, housed within the island’s largest fort. Located in Dockyard, the 15-acre property includes British military buildings of the keep citadel and the award-winning Commissioner’s House. Inside its limestone walls, learn about Bermuda’s links with the West Indies and the Azores, trans-Atlantic slavery, and the island’s defence through two World Wars.

Don’t miss local artist Graham Foster’s 1000-foot mural of Bermuda history. On the lower grounds, visit the collection of small local watercraft and Shipwreck Island, an exhibit showcasing Spanish gold, colonial trade good, and other artifacts. Kids will love the Museum Playground & Playhouse, complete with interactives, a slide and 70-foot moray eel.

Open April–Oct. 9:30am–5pm (last admission 4 pm); Nov.–March 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (last admission 3 pm). Adults $15, Seniors $12 Free for children under 16.