Take the ferry from Hamilton and visit the Royal Naval Dockyards on the West End. In 1809, the English crown put thousands of convicts and slaves to work constructing docks to replace the many ports they'd lost after the American Revolution. By the 1950s, these massive limestone buildings had fallen into disrepair. Renovated in the 1980s, they are now Bermuda's largest tourist attraction. The Royal Naval Dockyards are full of shops and places to eat, so you can intersperse your cultural ramblings with shopping and dining. Be sure to visit the Bermuda Maritime Museum, which contains old boats, uniforms, cannons, and the preserved artifacts of Spanish, Portuguese, British, and slave histories on the island. The fortress and Commissioner's House are two places that are so atmospheric they feel almost haunted by history.