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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 2 days ago

A very historical landmark, the Quen's Staircase is a hidden treasure that is a must see for all visitors. My husband, son and I visited and we were all captivated by the flight of stairs and the view from the fort is breathtaking and gives...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank astraniqueb
Reviewed 2 days ago

Forgot to mention this was part of our tour. Karon introduced us to great gentlemen who gave us info on Queen's Staircase.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BarbBaird
Reviewed 3 days ago

Queen’s Staircase (also called 66 steps) is Nassau’s most visited attraction. If you know or like to know the History, the place is definitely worth visiting. The 102-foot staircase took 600 slaves 16 years to hand built on solid limestone hills in the late 1700's....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Queen's Staircase while our cruise ship was docked in Nassau. It is a reasonable walking distance from the cruise dock. The day was warm and we were quite hot by the time we got to the staircase. Fortunately the corridor leading to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ed C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed hearing the story of Queen Victoria when she visited the Island. The Queen's stairway is quite old and a nice walk down. Thank God we did not have to go back up our taxi driver drove on down while we walked

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BigSpin
Reviewed 4 days ago

So it's a stone staircase, average size. Some interesting history around it, and the fort at the top looks interesting. However we went here towards the end of our trip, were out of cash, and they didn't take credit cards so we couldn't really explore...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful stop on our self guided walking tour. I would definitely say it is a must do. And it’s not too far from the downtown

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MelissaR613
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from downtown Nassau to the Queen’s staircase. Very easy to reach using Google Maps. These steps were carved out by slaves in honor of Queen Victoria for abolishing slavery. Each step representing one year of her reign.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rachelsh15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very peaceful and great place to go and learn some history. Free and lovely lots of natural plants. It’s amazing that it was built by hand.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank vscheier
Reviewed 1 week ago

After carrying out my usual pre-travel research and seeing this ranked so highly, I thought I'd add this to my itinerary. I was very disappointed. You'd be hard pushed to spend more than 10 minutes here, so little was there to look at. I am...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.