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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 today via mobile

Bahamas queens staircase is definitely worth checking out and its free. Nice and cool with the high temperatures, great scenery and history. Bring a camera and at the top of the stairs hang a right up to Fort Fincastle about a 2 minute walk from...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is definitely a nice place to walk to from the main port. They have a nice market nearby with good prices.

Thank S5543JGsamanthap
Reviewed 3 days ago

Skipping this historical attraction, can prevent understanding the meaning of the emancipation of the slaves. Since Fort Finncastle is built on the highest point of New Providence Island, it needed a special way to access the fort at the top. Slaves, at the request of...More

Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The history of the Queens Staircase is valuable but the site itself is quite mediocre. There are 64 (according to our guide) steps to commentate the Queens years when she freed the country. It’s just steps with a few trees at the bottom. You can...More

Thank Internationalgagirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I visited in the summer and got a real treat. I thought it was just going to be walking up these 66 steps that I had heard about all my life but never seen up close. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter...More

Thank Z8108DYcarolg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

TL;DR: It’s an old stairway and no bar at the finish. I went with about 15 friends. It was definitely worth going to for the experience, but it’s literally a stairway. There was a woman playing a drum, but otherwise not much happening on a...More

Thank th3rocketeer
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful we went with Tamar from Funky Jeep Tours! It was great! We saw a lot And learned even more I would recommend it to everybody particularly if you have kids

Thank Monica3162
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just visited the Queens Staircase while in port in Nassau on a cruise. It is a little walk to get to from the dock. Behind the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau. But the walk up to the staircase is very tropical and cool. Climb...More

Thank ElaineB6509
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the top things to do in nassau, once you find it! has a great story and history to the area. slave craved this staircase for the queen , using just hand tools. great place for a great pic or just a nice walk....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have about 30 - to 45 minutes walking time to spare, this is a nice side trip. In the lower area leading to the staircase, there is shade, some interesting flora and a small waterfall, and climbing the stairs is not that bad...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.