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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Activities: Walking
Description: This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's...
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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interesting part of history, narrow and steep steps

we enjoyed being the only people there during a recent cruise. enjoyed hearing a local "guide" tell us the history. (not convinced he was a guide, rather some opportunistic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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venice, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The best way to access the staircase is from the same street as the large hospital. Otherwise, you can walk in circles at the base of the ridge. The stairs are in a lush, beautiful location and well-worth a visit. The fort at the top is also great if forts are your thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

What a beautiful and quiet place carved ages ago, so unlike anything in downtown Nassau. Worth the trip to see and spend a few contemplative moments away from the bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had the opportunity to cruise on The Island of the Bahamas and took a tour. I had to share these beautiful pics. Wonderful to know my ancestors history

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

History is interesting but steps are steep. They have been refurbished for safety. Hospital is close to the bottom, maybe for a reason!

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debbutcher
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Queens staircase was amazing. It took 600 slaves to carve out this escape route for the Queen and then the island was never attacked. The hand carved staircase through the stone is just amazing. I loved learning the Bahamian history.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Bahamas is truly a tropical paradise, sunsets and turquoise waters, but few "sights" to see. I was happy to find the Queen's Staircase. We went on Bahamian Easter Monday, so it was all ours... an impressive little find in the middle of town, but only for the adventurer... and quite the hike up. But it made for a few... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was one of the most impressive sights I saw in Nassau, Even though we went to many of the regular "tourist places", like Atlantis, I enjoyed the queens staircase for its awesome history and the beauty of the tropical plants and atmosphere

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venice, florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we enjoyed being the only people there during a recent cruise. enjoyed hearing a local "guide" tell us the history. (not convinced he was a guide, rather some opportunistic local telling us the story for a "tip" like most everywhere else in nassau). the history of it is a bit tarnished with vendors at the bottom of the staircase selling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Tucked away from "The Island" hustle and bustle of Nassau, Queen's Staircase is a bit off the beaten path but worth the journey to see a unique part of Bahamian history. It has stood the test of time but it would be nice to see it return to it's glory days when it's waterfall was in operation. Maybe the government... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lots of steps, lots of people, visit while going to Fort Fincastle. A few vendors, but generally pretty crowded.

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