We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Queen's Staircase

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number:
+1 242-427-9878
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$120.00*
and up
Nassau Fitness and Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$25.00*
and up
Nassau City and Country Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$89.00*
and up
Nassau City Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,351 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 446
    Excellent
  • 498
    Very good
  • 242
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Historic Site

On our way back from Paradise Island, we asked the taxi driver to drop us off here. When we arrived, we got a brief history from one of the local's working in this area. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
sudont
,
Sudbury
Add Photo Write a Review

1,351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,233: English reviews
Sudbury
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our way back from Paradise Island, we asked the taxi driver to drop us off here. When we arrived, we got a brief history from one of the local's working in this area. It was interesting to actually stop and listen to why this is named the Queen's staircase and the history behind it. We of course walked up... More 

Helpful?
Thank sudont
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ran into a fellow that was greeting visitors. Both the historical perspective and his personal story were interesting. Hard to believe people could do this kind of work by hand.

Helpful?
Thank Dani P
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a moment to contemplate the amount of work that surrounded the cutting of the 66 stairs, (one for each year she reigned) and the cut out of the limestone that created this awesome bit of history. Don't miss this!

Helpful?
Thank MnEST
Batesville
Level Contributor
177 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a really cool place to visit if you love plants and foliage. The staircase was carved by slaves years ago for the Queen of England. It is hard to figure out how this rocky area was cleared. Dynamite had not been invented yet. Some think it was hand done. The view from the top is also interesting because... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen K
Chantilly, Virginia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stop 2 on a self-guided walking tour we created for downtown Nassau, Bahamas, while there aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Limestone rock towers above you on either side as you approach the bottom of the staircase, carved out of that same limestone. Green vegetation gives it all a shaded, tropical feel. Worth the walk over for a nice... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AlpinerHut
Erie, Colorado
Level Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read about the Queen's Staircase here on TripAdvisor when I was doing research for our cruise. Honestly, I had decided not to get off the boat in Nassau because it didn't seem that safe. But, we decided we would get off the boat and see how it went. We walked the shopping near the cruise port and picked... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank barlauco
Level Contributor
71 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read about other tourist making a stop at the Queen's Staircase. 102-ft., 65-step staircase carved by slaves from limestone in 1793 as shortcut to Fort Fincastle. It was a very beautiful walk in the enclosed section of the walk way. Yes stairs are steep but not a problem to walk up or down. Great View from the top .... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Angie P
Avon, CT
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on our own while in Nassau on a cruise. With several ships in town we trotted over early to avoid any crowds or tours. It is a very nice place to capture some photos against a tropical waterfall and rock formations. The staircase is steep and we found ourselves nearly alone for more great photos. Best... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carolynvk
Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
234 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique place with lots of stairs. Nice view. Note that the Rock was cut without using tools by slaves

Helpful?
1 Thank treetrippers
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed on a first trip to Nassau. We had a great tour guide and the man at at the staircase was very knowledgeable about the history.

Helpful?
1 Thank Janet C

Travellers who viewed Queen's Staircase also viewed

Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau, New Providence Island
 

Been to Queen's Staircase? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Queen's Staircase and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Queen's Staircase staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?