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Queen's Staircase

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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-427-9878
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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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Nassau was a port of call on our cruise. We took a riding tour of Nassau and its environs. Our driver Darell was very knowledgeable of the city. One of the stops was the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Queen's Staircase was a nice surprise. It is obviously a staircase, so if you aren't able to walk up and down stairs, this is not for you. But walking through the ravine is nice and tranquil.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nassau was a port of call on our cruise. We took a riding tour of Nassau and its environs. Our driver Darell was very knowledgeable of the city. One of the stops was the Queen's Staircase. He told us the story of the staircase and why it was built. He also took pictures of me and my wife at the... More 

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West Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved our tour and the Queen's staircase was just one of the beautiful highlights of the city! Make sure to tour the whole fort!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Before ascending the staircase we were given a extraordinary history lesson about Nassau by a government volunteer named Anthony Butler. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Be prepared to take your time as you go up if you have bad knees as I do. I did make it all the way up the 65 steps which does... More 

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Martin, ky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed visiting this staircase, but be careful as the stairs are very steep and were crumbled in a few areas making the trek treacherous for some. The history was interesting.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've done a "Maternity Photo-shoot here this place was truly amazing ! I also love watching the tourist on tour learn about the staircase, and its history!

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Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was something to do. Very pretty. I couldn't enjoy it much since we were on a tour with a group of people so we had to rush through. Again something to do and its FREE if you don't have a tour guide of course.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history says it was hand carved by slaves over 16 years through the local limestone as a tribute to Queen Victoria. It's very steep and the steps are narrow there's 66 steps total. Use caution and pace yourself because it's hot there.... there's local vendors at the bottom selling the usual fare and offering hair braids.

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Hebron, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this as part of an excursion package. They really need more history displays here, like placards. We had a tour guide and if you did not catch it you missed it. It would have been nice to see placards or have an informational brochure. Other than that, I find the site clean and well managed. Our guide parked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit hard to find, but the locals hanging around will point you to it. We climbed the stairs just to say we did, but it is a bit steep. The pathway leading up to them is cut through the surrounding rock and provides some neat scenery (and much needed shade!)

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