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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 3 days ago

It's a "walk through" historical site. No charge. Lots of island vegitation. It's an old escape tunnel carved in the rock in the pirate days. The staircase was carved out of the rock to honor Queen Victoria. One step for each year she lived. Very...More

1  Thank msundberg2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely a place to see but locating the actual pathway to the stairs was a little challenging. However, the locals and the nearby hospital staff are beyond kind and very helpful to lost travelers. It was very clean and a great place to get some...More

Thank Lyric M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the staircase. It is a free site, but were stopped short by a native Bahamian who insisted we listen to his long. over blown story about 5000 slaves, men, women and children, who were worked 18 hours days, not feed and...More

1  Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this location to view some of the rich history of the island. Discovered that this staircase was originally built by 700 slaves to provide an exscape route to the beach to escape attacking pirates. Built with sixty-six steps but found the lowest...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I used Tyrone Nassau Store Excursion for a 2.5 hrs tour around town. The Queen’s Staircase was one of the stop. We were picked up from Comfort Suites to the downtown area for the cruise ship. They took really good care of...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique historical site, very interesting without question. However, is is located in the no so nice (poor) section of town. Fortunately, we visited it late morning and there were enough people around to feel relatively safe. We walked up the stairs and...More

1  Thank jaygarbi .
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided this trip to walk the Queens Staircase. Best time. We saw the man made water fall and all the local foliage of the area.What a beautiful place to just catch your breath and cool off from the hot day.

Thank s j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Queens staircase is shaded and pretty, a short walk from the cruise port and worth the visit for the history of it.

1  Thank MrsBurnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great to always visit the Queen's Staircase and better to walk it down and up. The waterfall at the bottom is a great place to rest, relax and take pictures before walking back up the 65 hand carved slave-made stairs.

Thank lfbusinesswoman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never expect to see something like this hidden between the streets and buildings of the city. Great place to duck out of the sun - shady and a good bit cooler at the bottom. Good photo op and some entertaining locals using the stairs as...More

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July 5, 2018|
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Response from Funnant | Reviewed this property |
It is slightly less than 2 miles(1.98) and about a 10 minute car ride(depending on traffic of course). If you have a map you "could" walk it in probably 20 or 30 minutes.
Erin S
June 28, 2018|
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Response from Guide782107 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the top of the stairs. However, our guide gave us a tour of at the bottom and then left us to walk up on our own and picked us up at the top near the fort.
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 15 minute walk....is a bit uphill from the cruise terminal but nothing major. Be prepared to be a bit underwhelmed. It’s really nothing spectacular to be honest.