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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #11 of 57 attractions in Nassau
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Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Walking
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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Elmer, New Jersey
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163 reviews 163 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Not much that is free for tourists to do in Nassau so this was a nice surprise. Within easy walking distance of the Cruise Ship Terminal. Nicely maintained with its historic beauty preserved for all to enjoy. Not a hard climb but may be too strenuous for those with bad knees. My Grandson and I enjoyed the beauty of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you are in Nassau and like to visit historical sights, the Queens Staircase is a place to see. We visited Nassau from our cruise ship and decided to sight-see on our own. We plotted a walking course through the small city that would allow us to see some if the more important historical spots, which included the staircase. We... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Nassau is small town. So it is easy to have sightseeing by walk. From downtown to this staircase, it took 15 minutes by walk. Top of the hill is good spot for walking and looking out over Nassau's landscape.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A don't miss attraction - part of the history of the country/commonwealth. Walk the steps - if you're in reasonable health it's an easy walk. Lot's of cool stuff about it - I don't want to spoil it. Downside is the asking for tips in the bathrooms - don't tip for natures call.

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Stuart, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It's one of those places that takes your breath away. Amazing. It's beautiful and it's still one of my favorite places I've ever been.

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AllThings0777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you're in the area, this is a nice walk. Nothing spectacular and you can walk from Downtown to the stair case.

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Bayboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went in October and the weather was great! The Queen's staircase is a must see when visiting Nassau.I will say that this staircase is very steep, so I would not take rowdy/misbehaved children! It's a part of Nassau history you do not want to miss:}

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was very interesting and quite beautiful. A short walk from downtown Nassau and only takes about 20 minutes to tour the entire Fort.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The Queen's Staircase is little surprise in the midst of Nassau hustle. You do not need to take a tour to see this attraction from a cruise ship, which is how most people come to Nassau. Walk out to Bay Street, which is the unmistakable main street and turn left. Go a short block (East St. and then a long... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The Queen's staircase is just a short walk from the cruise port terminal. And the big plus is it is FREE! We started walking there by following the signs through town and a local said he would take us there. He gave us history and told us about the town. He did not ask for a tip, but we did... More

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