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Queen's Staircase

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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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Not a lot to see here, but one of the more interesting things in downtown Nassau. Came into town to do some exploring while staying at the Riu on Paradise Island. Worth a stop... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Schenectady, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to see here, but one of the more interesting things in downtown Nassau. Came into town to do some exploring while staying at the Riu on Paradise Island. Worth a stop. (Go for a quick look around the fort while you're up there)

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Foley, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

There was a disabled man who gave us the entire history of the stairs. This was a great stop on our tour. Beware! The stairs are steep and uneven.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a local representative that spent over 30 minutes with us. He explained how this staircase came to be and the history of the area. I visited as part of a self guided walking and it was well worth the visit.

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Victor, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a limited amount of time in Nassau during a recent cruise. Visiting the small but charming Fort Fincastle and the impressive Queen's Staircase before grabbing lunch was the perfect, quick, self-guided excursion for our family.

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Boynton Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Don't take a tour to get here, if you are arriving by cruise ship you can easily walk up here. It is a nice walk, although I was here in February. Might be too hot in Summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

You have to go there . You can take tour of the island from the hotel . You can find a guide there and he told you the history of staircase and fort . The view is amaizing .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited the Queen's staircase as part of a port tour from our cruise ship. Interesting to see, but really just a 10 minute stop, no more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Go here! It is about a 15 minute walk from downtown but it is worth it! Pictures cannot capture how powerful this is to see. There is a guide that will give you the history of the staircase. This is free to go see but tip the guide. If you are in the Bahamas you must go see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We loved our tour of the island! We arrived in port not knowing what to expect and was approached by Simply Dave. He offered us a tour around the island for $35. It was the best decision we made. He was very fun and entertaining. Told us alot of interesting stories and kept us laughing. We heard queens staircase very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A bit cold for the beach the day we were in Nassau and decided to walk to this attraction. There are no signs pointing the way and is a bit confusing to get to. It is right next to the Hospital. Staircase is interesting and has a some nice photo spots. Fort at the top gives a nice view of... More 

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