Bermuda’s Historic Tucker House is a fine 18th century merchant’s home with a rich history and a unique collection of Bermudian furniture, silver and artwork. Of particular interest to American visitors are the house’s connection to the ‘Gunpowder Plot’ from the American revolutionary War. Another connection occurred during the US Civil War: the kitchen at Tucker House served as Joseph Hayne Raine’s barber shop. He returned to the US after the war and became the first African American to be sworn into the US House of Representatives. There is a fascinating archaeology exhibit in the basement which compares life in early St. George’s with life in the mainland American colonies of the same period.