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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #10 of 61 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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Pensacola, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It was interesting, but not something I would go out of my way to see. It was a quick stop on a tour we were on. Basically we just went down a bunch of stairs took a few pictures and then went back up the same stairs. Their is some history, etc., but essentially its just stairs.

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Schuylkill Haven, PA
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55 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

I can't believe this area is in the middle of the city, it is a beautiful alley way with waterfalls and a grand staircase which then takes you to a fort and water tower. I absolutely love this place it was like being in the middle of the jungle on an island.... A MUST SEE, a 5 minute walk from... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the people at the staircase shared with us the history of the monument and its importance to the people of the Bahamas. I would encourage you to walk the street uphill and the staircase down as it is an easier walk. The air temps in the staircase are much cooler than the outside area and can be a... More

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Santee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great piece of history and well worth seeing..Beautiful scenery and so much more!! Well worth the time to see..

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north carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you enjoy the historical aspect of Nassau this is fascinating. Down side is that its just a long flight of carved steps and once you take a look there isn't anything else to do. For those with health problems you best forget the steps cause there are a bunch and they are steep. If you aren't a history buff... More

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Hoover, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It is quite a walk, and if it is hot, then be prepared to sweat. There is also a guy there (maybe homeless) that told us all of the history of the staircase, which was interesting. I wouldn't advise walking there alone.

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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Pay more and go to the Blue Lagoon island. Don't waste your time by exploring the Queen's Staircase. It is just stairs...nothing else...

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Melbourne, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We hired Mark, a very friendly & knowledgeable taxi driver to take us the the Queen's Staircase as we had limited time that day. He told us all the history of the staircase & how the slaves had carved out the entire structure by hand & showed us the chisel marks in the limestone walls. It's a breathtakingly beautiful place,... More

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Don't expect to see very much. What you see in the picture is it. It is free so you get what you pay for. lol. Not safe to visit, make sure lots of people are around and even then be careful. No police around too.

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San Bruno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took a cab from paradise island to Nassau, and asked our cab driver to take us around Downtown for attractions. He took us here at Queen's staircase. I was so excited about it when I heard , went there with lot of expectation. It was good place, may be should visit once if you are at Nassau, but nothing... More

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