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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-427-9878
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-427-9878
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I think that Downtown Nassau seems safe. Royal Bahamas Police Force walk every checkpoint and corner streets in tourists areas. You must walk 15 minutes to reach The Queen's Staircase. A nice place to take pictures and learn about the History of slavery. Also, you...More

Thank Ocean018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A worthwhile visit to walk the stairs and understand the history. There is a very knowledgable gentleman at the top of the staircase that will provide you a nice history lesson on the staircase. A few steps over, there is a fort worth visiting.

Thank Humidor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like history and sightseeing but are short on time this is perfect. While you are there you can also check out the Fort and the little shops.

Thank Rebekah W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the Queen's Staircase. We took a taxi from our Hotel to the base of the stairs. At the base, there was a nice man simply talking away about the stairs. It wasn't until the end that I realized that he was an...More

3  Thank Stan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met with Phillip at the top of the stairs. For a small tip, he will tell you the history of the staircase. Sweet man with a lovely story. Beautiful site and trees. Tip: have your tour guide drop you at the top and walk...More

2  Thank Ratgirl24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sandals Guide could not even tell us WHY IT WAS CALLED THE Queens Staircase!!! Jade the guide from Sandals had to google any questions anyone had, she kept mumbling about some guy who is usually here that talked about it . When suddenly a guy...More

Thank diamant4me
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped only long enough to climb the stairs and learn just a little about the history. It is worth the stop to see how the steps were formed and to climb them.

Thank havefivecherubs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't mind adventure and can handle the heat, walk here. $4 to take a cab there which is fine but walking gets you out to see more. Good spot to see while you are there, the fort at the top is a good...More

Thank Overbrook32
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Queen's staircase was pretty cool for being a staircase. We walked from the cruise port and had a hard time finding it. Overall I'm glad we went. Helpful hit- locals sell water bottles for $1 leading up the the attraction.

1  Thank britta2mozart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I looked up free places to visit and this one popped up. It was about a 15 min walk from our ship. Its a little interesting spot in next to the hospital. We met a man "Uncle Tony" who shared the story of the staircase...More

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March 30, 2017|
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Response from Kendell M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk it. Get a free city map when you depart the ship. It's only a few streets from the port.
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Sadie280 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a taxi for a three hour tour around ($100) and it was worth it. From the cruise terminal to the site it would be a little over a mile
October 31, 2016|
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Response from MikeHerb67 | Reviewed this property |
It is simply a sidewalk, so it is open 24 hours a day. I would not suggest going in late at night, or when it is getting dark due to the height of the walls. We were there during the day and it was very dark at the bottom... More