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Queen's Staircase

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Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help...

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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Worth the visit (Great pictures)

We hired a taxi driver for a few hours and he took us on a tour of Paradise Island and Nassau. I knew about the Queen's staircase and it was great to see ... very picture worthy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing history as explained to us by Bigmama's sightseeing tour! To think it was chiseled out of limestone by slaves and has stood the test of time and hurricanes.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I climbed the Queens staircase and had a great time doing so. It was a little bit difficult to find, but it was worth the treck. Antonio met us at the gate and gave us a tour. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the queens staircase and the bahamas in general. My girlfriend and I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for the family! Husband who is 64 had no trouble climbing the stairs. Very beautiful staircase and surroundings.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a taxi driver for a few hours and he took us on a tour of Paradise Island and Nassau. I knew about the Queen's staircase and it was great to see ... very picture worthy. There is a "tour guide" that will give you the history of the staircase and chasm (give him a tip ... he is... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction on our way to the fort which is located at the top of the steps. it was a very interesting visit. Slaves dug these steps out of solid coral.. there is a very nice waterfall which descends from the top of the stairs down into the groto below.

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family stopped here while on a cruise to Nassau. It was an easy walk from the pier through the town to the steps. Very lush vegetation with the staircase as a backdrop made for a great photo opportunity. At the top of the stairs was a small string of several shops which lined the short walk to Fort Fincastle... More 

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Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer size of this site is amazing. As we entered, there was a local guide who explained the historical significance of the staircase and everything that went into its creation. Be sure to tip him a few dollars and he will happily take photos for you. Once at the bottom, you really appreciate the effort that went into this.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Learning about the history of the staircase was the most interesting part. The Staircase itself is beautiful because of the foliage. It doesn't take long to do and theres not much to do except walk up and down and take pictures. Fort Fincastle is nearby so you can see both in 30 minutes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful setting with important historical meaning. Does not take a long time to see, but worth the walk if you know the significance of it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your camera! This is a hidden gem a stones throw from downtown Nassau. For me the fort was not worth the walk but this magical staircase was. Surrounded by limestone walls and tropical greenery, it's perfect for photos.

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