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Queen's Staircase

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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help...

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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Great for the Sightseeing Buff

The Queen's Staircase is a wonderful place of interest to visit while in downtown Nassau. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and are able to walk all those stairs!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Place is very small and quick stop but our tour guide Mario told us the sad story behind this place and how the queen was honored for her mercy to the slaves by the 66 steps one for each year of her reign

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The history here and above at the fort are abundant. It also provides good shade when its humid/hot outside. There are vendors that line up along the corridor.

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Peterborough, ON
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Queen's Staircase is a wonderful place of interest to visit while in downtown Nassau. Make sure you have comfortable shoes and are able to walk all those stairs!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the locals telling us the history of the Queen's stairs. She had to have great legs. Beautiful but in a poor area. The locals are the kindest people.

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Colchester
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Total waste of energy walking there, it's basically concrete steps and locals trying to sell their goods to you, all available in town or from the beach.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Okay this is kinda off the beaten path. But worth the hike. The gentleman at the entrance was very helpful. Gave a little history lesson. It's amazing that they dug this out of solid rock without modern day power tools.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice stop specially if you have a knowledgeable guide to give you the historical context and importance of this place. The canyon leading to the staircase is of very critical significance and it is worth appreciating how it was built. The staircase is not that high if you are confortable going up 2 or 3 flight of stairs. The... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and walked up the Queen's Staircase on our last trip to the Bahamas. It is a long way up, but the are natural stopping places to rest on the way. We got some lovely photos, especially near the waterfall. We also took the time to listen to the local guide who recounted the history of the attraction. We... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome to see. Love the walk to the stairs with rock on both sides. Good workout climbing them. Lot of history here as described by guide.

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Dawsonville, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked through the Queens staircase to reach one of the forts, and thought it was beautiful. There is a waterfall adjacent to a stair case, all filled with lots of greenery and a couple of locals educating the tourists about the history. Free attraction, and worth seeing if you're in downtown Nassau and have time.

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