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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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My family had a great time in Nassau with @bigdtoursandtaxi. Big D transferred us to our hotel and then helped us throughout our stay in Nassau. Whether it was going to Baha Mar, the Atlantis for the waterpark or a dinner at the Ocean Club,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Peter C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history behind the quarry is crazy. Limestone dug out offer 17 years to build the forts on the island. Beautiful foliage and waterfall.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank scottlC7596VW
Reviewed yesterday

Easy walk from the cruise terminal. Lots of people, but a lush and cooling retreat from the heat of the day. No charge to walk through, watch out for the self appointed tour guide at the entrance. On the day we went, he was not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NewnanBrit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was on my list of places to check out. Glad we did. There's a guy in the beginning to give u a little history. Fort Fincastle is at the top. Beautiful view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank heidi r
Reviewed 3 days ago

its good if you are combining it with other historic destinations. Not really a must see.Great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OceanBunny1969
Reviewed 5 days ago

I love to check out all kinds of things when I go places. To me this is just meh....it is an alley way with a large staircase....it seemed as if locals use it as their gym. Lots of people exercising at the time I was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dezzzinut
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes,you will immediately be met by one of the self appointed local "tour guides" but ours was so informative and funny, we enjoyed every minute. Great history lesson. We tipped happily, then proceeded up the stair case to visit the fort just to the right...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wife and I went here first once we got off our cruise ship. Good thing too because getting up that hill was tough, and it wasn't even hot out yet. But the gentleman at the top of the staircase was knowledgeable and took all the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danpL3961TG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to this place was gorgeous! It was bright and nice! It was very natural. When we went they didn't have to much people and we were able to take a picture by ourselves. It wasn't anything amazing but it was something nice to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lem N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place, full of tropical plants, waterfall and ... history. Do not miss this attraction in Nassau. The staircase was built of lime stone by slaves. This is to memorize Queen Victoria's slavery abolition. Climbing up you are at the Fincastle Fort with straw market...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.
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.