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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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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

With all the history behind the Queens staircase, this makes it a must see while in Nassua. Locals are very knowledgeable about the history and will tell you about it. The scenic views are to die for

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for pictures! It’s absolutely beautiful. I love the waterfall and the tour guide. Just be careful and don’t drop your phone lol

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank cleoptrx
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip we decided to roam around Nassau and get to know a little more about the culture & history. The Queens staircase was a must see there are hours for tours which is the best way to learn. Leading up to the staircase is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have any free time and are in the downtown area this is SO WORTH IT!! It is beautiful and breathtaking and doesn’t take too much time out of your day at all! We went and walked up the stairs then back down, looked...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank morganLynn41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a quite a marvel to witness. The stairs are steep which was good exercise, and the waterfalls were stunning. Downside is if you ask a local to take a picture they’re going to ask you for some money.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank AEllaSimpson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pretty!! The guide seemed like he only knew the information he had memorized. The waterfall would speed up when we went by and slower when we went down staircase

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cosmopolitan116035
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Queens Staircase is definitely something to see when you visit. The only issue we had was there are unofficial “guides” that stand next to the entrance and can be quite harassing. We ended up going 3 different times and they really don’t take no...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank sarahele16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a stone staircase. The good news is that it’s free, unless a local guide gives you the history, they work off tips. It’s interesting, but don’t expect much. The waterfall was a pleasant surprise.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank FayinDallas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area you can just walk the few blocks here and hike up the street afterward for Fort Fincastle. No need to pay an excursion company.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of history to learn behind the man made Queens staircase. Helps you appreciate the work. You walk down 65 flight of stairs. A bit humid as you'll see the awesome waterfall. Great scenery for beautiful picture taking.

Date of experience: September 2019
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August 10, 2019|
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Response from 2010fordflex | Reviewed this property |
It is not far at all, it definitely walkable
January 15, 2019|
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Response from BGfromWenniget | Reviewed this property |
We came at it from the fort and started at the top. Honestly tho, can't remember is we needed to go up steps to get to the fort or not. Might be able to google earth and find out.
November 28, 2018|
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Response from notperfectalas2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it may not be pain-free to walk UP the stairs if you have bad knees or hips or a bad back.
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