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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 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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Our family enjoyed taking a break and visiting the staircase and fort. The local guides were very knowledgeable and definitely worth the tip at the end. Would recommend visiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
MJN1973
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family enjoyed taking a break and visiting the staircase and fort. The local guides were very knowledgeable and definitely worth the tip at the end. Would recommend visiting and learning about the history of the island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tony was our guide here and he told us the history of the staircase. The Queen's Staircase has quite a history and is something to see. Its a short walk from the downtown.

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Thank 216travel
Kitchener
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little gem by Fort Fincastle. A steep set of steps but was very pretty once at the bottom walking around. We didnt have much time but glad we fit it in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Start at the top near the straw market if you can. It's much easier going down rather than up, but wow, what a sight.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, what a cool, different experience when visiting Nassau. It's a sad story but with a happy ending. You have to go to hear it. Hopefully, you get Tony as your Queens Staircase historian. He was awesome. Our group got a little teary-eyed when we heard the story behind this historical site. I highly recommend you check it out. Don't... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The sun shone perfectly and the ambiance in the walk up to the stairs was captivating. The merchants were absent which made it perfect.

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Thank Monique D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You put yourself back in time as you walk along Elizabeth Ave to the Queen's staircase. The stairs are steep so not for the elderly.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The entrance to the staircase is what is so fabulous. Other reviews said the steps were concreted over so what was the big deal. The big deal is that the whole entrance was handcarved. We went on a Sunday morning and there were few people there. Very tranquil

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The queens staircase was and is just amazing, beautiful and jaw dropping, its just one of those things that you should talk a picnic and enjoy just realizing and taking in the plants and area just awesome

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There were few visitors here. we walked over from the port after a half-day cruise excursion. There was a local guide that we tipped in exchange for a history lesson on the stairs and the Nassau area. I thought it was definitely worth the walk over.

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