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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-427-9878
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This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-427-9878
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There isn't a lot to see but it was pretty and peaceful. It is right next to a fort you can visit. The guide at the fort mentioned a man made waterfall near the staircase, but I didn't see or hear it. Worth the short...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down the staircase as part of our historical tour. Steep, but breathtaking with a nice waterfall to the side of it.

Thank TravelinJRob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to walk through. Easy to moderate walk for all age groups. Great look into history. Bring water and tennis shoes.

Thank Katrina W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the staircase was interesting but it was really too hot to enjoy walking around the area. Same with Ft. Fincastle. I think we would have really enjoyed it had it not been 95 degrees.

Thank Sancrg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped by the Queen's Staircase as part of a tour and there was something special about going down the steps knowing the history behind them. The view from the top and bottom is beautiful. A must visit for history lovers.

Thank Allana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful & humbling piece of history. Great photo spot as well by the waterfall. Bathrooms available also. up the stairs towards the fort is great little street shopping.

Thank heres2life
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular tourist spot. The queen's staircase is a flight of stone steps surrounded by lush plants and trees forming a canopy overhead. This cool green haven also seems a popular spot for locals to take wedding photographs.

Thank buddingtraveller17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place and close to the shopping area that gives plenty of shade and places for photos. Pretty safe area, lots of people around

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exciting visit at the Queen's Staircase enter from the top and down the 65 steps which wasn't a bad experience. Got some informative fact about the location (escape route for the slaves). A quick look at the fort some gift shopping and was on our...More

Thank melodiem923
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's both happy and sad to climb these steps. The view from the top is magnificent but when you learn that it was slave labour that created them it's hard to take.

Thank Sheila C
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Kendell M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk it. Get a free city map when you depart the ship. It's only a few streets from the port.
11 February 2017|
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Response from Sadie280 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a taxi for a three hour tour around ($100) and it was worth it. From the cruise terminal to the site it would be a little over a mile
1 November 2016|
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Response from MikeHerb67 | Reviewed this property |
It is simply a sidewalk, so it is open 24 hours a day. I would not suggest going in late at night, or when it is getting dark due to the height of the walls. We were there during the day and it was very dark at the bottom... More