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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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 yesterday 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 3 days 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 6 days 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
Thank EllyOpG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Impressive a Short walk from the Docks this Grotto and 66 step staircase was made by Former Slaves in Honor of Queen Victoria Banning Slavery in the British Empire. Took 16 years to build. Truly a must see of Nassau, complete with waterfall.

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

This was a pleasant walk from the port and just an overall relaxing place to visit. Enjoyed the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mydadlife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice to see. Very clean. Free to visit. Is neither 10min of walk from the port. History is very interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Radunovic
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get a chance to see the Queen's staircase, it is well worth it. The surroundings are beautiful, with a guide that gives a brief history of the staircase.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rolly124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was fearful of all the steps due to having bad knees but luckily we started at the top and walked down. There are many awesome places to take pictures!

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from Idonnaknow | Reviewed this property |
Yes, drive to the parking lot at the top.
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.