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Address: Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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+1 242-302-2621
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The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.

The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.

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Pretty in pink

Stop 5 on a self-guided walking tour we created for downtown Nassau, Bahamas, while there aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Said to be the oldest residential... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
AlpinerHut
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Chantilly, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stop 5 on a self-guided walking tour we created for downtown Nassau, Bahamas, while there aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Said to be the oldest residential building in Nassau. Or the oldest wooden building. It is, without a doubt, pink. Another great photo spot. It was closed when we were there (a Sunday morning), but I've read that... More 

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a really cool bit of history on the island. It's a quick tour but filled with lot's of information. I don't want to give to much away but if you have the time check it out.

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Avon, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

How fortunate we were to come upon this house while walking through the city! I was immediately drawn to this beautiful pink gem. We were so surprised to find that there is no admission fee (donations for preservation accepted). We happened to be the only visitors at the time so additionally enjoyed a private tour. One can't help but admire... More 

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Thank Carolynvk
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A little research into original colonial architecture in Nassau set us on a quest to the 1780 pink balcony house. Disappointed to find it closed up tight and looking as if ready to fall down, on our next trip a few years later, we hit the jackpot! Now fully renovated and open, we were treated to a wonderful tour by... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This house is easy to miss, situated on Market St which is no longer part of mainstream Nassau. Our guide was a very enthusiastic local who gave us an excellent tour of the first house built in Nassau complete with the staircase originally from a pirate ship and Josephine Bryce's original furniture and decorations.

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Thank mdeveria
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This house is full of history. Admission is by donation or tip to the guide. The guide is helpful and kind in explaining their culture and they take pride of it. Although there isn't much of history of this island, they are still so warm to show you around.

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Thank JerryofChina
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had a lovely time in Balcony House, gives you a real insight into how people lived, The house itself is very well kept and the staff are very professional, It really is worth a visit.

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Thank Paul M
washington, dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

this is a fascinating historic home totally preserved and restored with an interesting guided tour and it coasts very little. also interesting is that it was bought and restored by this super rich north american heiress and you get her story too. LOVED IT

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NY
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Nice historic house. We had a short tour and it is a nice piece of history that has been preserved. Nothing amazing but nice.

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Thank mpsseahawk
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Balcony House is the oldest wooden (residential) structure in all of Nassau. Built in the late 1700's during the British colonial period, it still stands perfectly preserved in the quieter section of the busy downtown area. Walking away from the main district for about two blocks will land you there and you get complimentary access. There are also officially appointed... More 

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