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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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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

Don't need guides or anything. Take the $1.25 bus into the town and go with the locals who are extremely helpful and friendly. Walk up to the Staircase then up the stairs to one of the forts. Great for pictures. A lot of fun. Can...More

Thank Janine Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked here from the cruise port. A lot of history, make sure you stop and listen to the gentleman telling you all about it. Neat area to see.

Thank Scott-Diana
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like history, take in this site. On East Bay it is only a couple blocks down from the Straw Market. A local hanging out can give you a decent historical recounting for $10.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was anticipating seeing this sight my entire trip and it was well worth the wait. The greenery was lush and sure to make you believe you were in paradise. Can't believe the stairs are as old as they are.

Thank NotMonica
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the local culture and history and worth visiting and offers somewhat of a workout if you climb the staircase

Thank john a
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the fact that the stairs were carved out by hand is interesting, there's really nothing else to see here. Occasionally some locals will be selling crafts or other items there. If you don't get the chance to visit, don't worry you're not missing much.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a staff there who is knowledgable about the history. If you're looking to learn a bit more about Bahamian history this is an interesting stop.

Thank Anissa L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

She you reach the entrance to the Queen's stair case there will be a man telling you to stop to hear the History of the Stair case. Gi=o ahead and stop and listen to his story. He tells a story not too different from the...More

1  Thank Hinrichsen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually enjoyed this stop onion my mapped out things to see. A local actually showed us a shortcut that saved us from having to walk up the stairs LOL Instead our shortcut took us up a steep driveway and set of maybe 6 stairs....More

Thank stacilee67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went a cruise and decided to walk there. Making sure you grab a map, it is a easy location to walk to which is also a short distance from the Fort Fincastle. When you first enter the little alley to get to the Staircase...More

1  Thank Cheesegunk
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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.
10 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