Carter House

Built in 1640, the Carter House is one of the first houses on the island of Bermuda. It was built by the decedents of Christopher Carter who was came with the first colonization party to the island. Today the house acts as a museum to a random assortment of Bermudan artifacts, with some focus on whaling and farming.

Location and What's Nearby

This museum is located on St. David's Island, 1.9 miles east-northeast of Castle Harbour; it is 1.0 mile to the south of St. George.

Carter House is well positioned for vacationers who are seeking a fair number of dining options. The closest place to eat is Cafe Boulevard, a wonderful location to dine at on your way to spending some time at Carter House. It's just about a half mile from this site's location, so stop by and try something off the menu. Also near Carter House you'll encounter options such as Tavern by the Sea and Cafe Gio giving you multiple restaurant choices.


Visitors to the Carter House will be able to explore the small museums collection of artifacts and learn about the early economy of Bermuda, as well as a little about daily life.

Staying Close

Carter House is located in St. David's Island, ensuring guests staying in this part of Bermuda will be excited to have easy access to this museum during their time there. If you wish to find a place within easy reach of this museum, you'll have a reasonable number of nearby accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Carter House Hotel Type Island Distance Direction Aunt Neas Inn At Hillcrest Hotel St. David's Island 1.1 mi. (0.2 km) N Grotto Bay Beach Resort Resort St. David's Island 2.4 mi. (4.6 km) WSW Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort None 2.4 mi. (5.2 km) SW The Mid Ocean Club Resort None 2.6 mi. (5.7 km) SSW


Operating Hours

The museum is generally open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The museum closed on all weekdays between the months of November and March.


There is no admission fee to explore the house, though donations are gladly accepted.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (441) 293-1642

Location: South Side Road, St. David's Island