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“Pause to Understand Its Meaning”
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Queen's Staircase
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Nassau City and Country Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #7 of 123 things to do in Nassau
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Owner description: This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
Cleveland, Ohio
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“Pause to Understand Its Meaning”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Queens Staircase is an amazingly beautiful and tragic memorial that helps you to understand the depth and passion of the Bahamian people. The volunteer who greeted us was well versed in the history of this treasure (and extremely funny, too). Tip them well. For me, this is one of those holy places that preserves the memory of the blood and lives expended in its creation. I was moved to tears imagining the creation of this place by slaves using the simplest of hand tools. Ascending the stairs may take some time depending on your age and fitness level.

Visited April 2014
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“Love the history of the island”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

During our week vacation on the island, we spent a day with a local tour guide and asked him to show us "the real Bahamas, not the tourist attractions." His goal was for us to not see any tours buses that day, but this is one stop he said we needed to see while here. Beautiful setting. I love seeing and learning about this history of the island and was glad we made the detour here.

Visited April 2014
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Leawood, Kansas
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“Really Nice”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

The staircase is really neat and a must see when in Nassau. Worth the visit and the walk. Plenty of other attractions to see when in this area of town.

Visited August 2013
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new orleans
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“Oh, the stairs!”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Lots of stairs to climb, I think the rating you give depends on your age. The younger the better. Nevertheless, it is a very nice attraction. Just hope you don't need oxygen as you travel up. Just kidding. a good portion of the tour.

Visited April 2014
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“Unofficial guide saved the day”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I have always like to seek out places and walk when visiting sites. We are trying to instill that in our little ones. After arriving in port we decided to walk with the 9 and 5 year olds to the queens staircase...without directions.

I was about to kill my partner when an unofficial guide shouted, "pretty lady in the big sun hat...you are almost here."

We listened to his stories and, man, I teach at a college...this guy should be teaching history! So informative and engaging. He had my childrens' complete attention. Without the history, the staircase would mean little. The souls that went into the building the original channel and then the heart that built the stairs.

Worth a visit to pay respect and honor those peoples.

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