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Queen's Staircase

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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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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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Tricky to find but worth the effort

The entrance to this landmark is close to the water tower and behind the public hospital. A bit tricky to find (we asked no fewer than five people) but fun to see.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The entrance to this landmark is close to the water tower and behind the public hospital. A bit tricky to find (we asked no fewer than five people) but fun to see.

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Westport, Connecticut
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a tour with Cheryl's tours and had a lecture from Phillip who is an amputee and historian who sits at the head of the Queens stairs. It was fun and interesting. The highlight is CHERYL who tells everything about Island and her personal life.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an interesting and novel site. Overall, there's not a lot to see around Nassau town that you don't see elsewhere. So wandering up here is an interesting walk. You'll go past dilapidated buildings, raisor-wired walls, Princess Margaret hospital (which is profoundly out of place as it looks like it was plucked from some London suburb and dropped there),... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking around the city it is good to see Queen's Staircase. Specially it is impressive in the evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staircase and history itself are fascinating. However, there are no official tour guides so a local will engage you. Be prepared to tip for the service. Fort Fincastle is at the top of the staircase where there is a great view of the city and port.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing history as explained to us by Bigmama's sightseeing tour! To think it was chiseled out of limestone by slaves and has stood the test of time and hurricanes.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I climbed the Queens staircase and had a great time doing so. It was a little bit difficult to find, but it was worth the treck. Antonio met us at the gate and gave us a tour. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the queens staircase and the bahamas in general. My girlfriend and I... More 

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dover
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for the family! Husband who is 64 had no trouble climbing the stairs. Very beautiful staircase and surroundings.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a taxi driver for a few hours and he took us on a tour of Paradise Island and Nassau. I knew about the Queen's staircase and it was great to see ... very picture worthy. There is a "tour guide" that will give you the history of the staircase and chasm (give him a tip ... he is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this attraction on our way to the fort which is located at the top of the steps. it was a very interesting visit. Slaves dug these steps out of solid coral.. there is a very nice waterfall which descends from the top of the stairs down into the groto below.

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