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Queen's Staircase

Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #11 of 61 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: 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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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction is free and it is amazing how these steps were carved out of limestone by hand many years ago. At the top of the staircase and to the right is Fort Fincastle you can visit for $1.00. Several local gift vendors are at the top as well. It only takes a few minutes to climb the steps or... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

really nothing special. Decent view at top but not much to talk about. Shopping is same same but different. I'd skip

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just think of the years and the manpower it took for the poor men of that time to hand carve out the staircase. It was amazing to walk down and up and think of all the hard labor that went into carving out this staircase. It was done by slaves.

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Chelsea, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It was nice to seeing and a good photo op. However not much to it and it was quite a distance from the boat dock. Went into questionable looking areas but we made it safely.

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NASSAU
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I can only recommend this as an interesting visit to history buffs. It can be an interesting visit for local school children, or visitors on a guided tour. I suspect it will have little meaning to the non-local with limited knowledge of Bahamian history.( Though I must say can make for an excellent background for posed pics....)

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alexandria, va
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this while exploring town. For a split second you don't feel like you're in the Bahamas. Not super huge, but the stairs are a nice little workout.

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Beautiful views atop the stairs and the fort. Good place to grab some gifts to take home. Always bargain with the vendors. Bring your camera because can see the entire island from the top of the fort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Vegetation was beautiful and the view from the top was remarkable! Definitely glad we went! There was a local man at the entrance who told a lot about the history. A bonus to our visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were on a cruise when we came to Nassau. I hated being on a cruise and going into port. It takes away the true feel of the town. As soon as we docked, we ran through the crowds and avoided all the people hassling us. Our goal was to leave all the people and go check out the town... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After walking through downtown and up a hill past the hospital, we found ourselves at the walkway to the queens staircase. I enjoyed looking at the roots of trees growing on the wall and the little waterfall. At the top, I enjoyed a ginger beer at the little cafe across the street then visited Fort Fincastle - nice view!

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