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Queen's Staircase

Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-427-9878
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a self-guided walking tour from the cruise ship to the Queen’s Staircase, Water Tower, and Fort Fincastle. I took my group of 15 which included ages from 6 to 74. Everyone enjoyed the walk and the sights. It is a nice walk. No...More

Thank Lance B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place can get crowded since most tourist knows about it by now and troves of local sight seeing tours have a stop here. At least, walking the staircase is free and there is a free public restroom below.

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth a look, it’s quite a lovely picture opportunity and it’s nice and cool in the shade. It’s walkable from the downtown hotels if you fancy it.

Thank MollyDolly12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots and lots of stairs but fun to see Careful though, the stairs are very skinny. Fun to see the plants

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked here from Bay St. Not a bad walk. Very beautiful tropical foliage on either side of staircase. Quite impressive. There was an unofficial "tour guide", as in many point of interest in Nassau, that gave a history of the Queen's staircase (for a "donation",...More

Thank chris h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's incredible that these steps were hacked out of the surrounding rock...oh, what misery for the slaves. It's keep in keen condition but the surrounding backstory is a bit vague (there are no informative displays). Still, it was an enjoyable walk from the port and...More

Thank dolomoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time learning about the queens stair case. It is a beautiful place. A short walk good family stop

1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to the top, went around the fort, then drove around and down to the bottom. There were so many taxis at both ends! At the bottom, my wife stayed at the car while I hustled to the staircase and back.

Thank HalfWeekTripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on our own with a small child in a pushchait, and it was really difficult to find the way up, but it was really great to see it

Thank brit933
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Queens Staircase with the Tyrone Wilson's V.I.P. Taxi and Tour Services. When I saw the area and looked up and saw those steep steps I was like naw I am not going up those (have bad knees) but my brother's told me...More

1  Thank Bianca S
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23 October 2017|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
We did a self guided tour and depending on what you want to see we thought the self guided walking tour we did was worth it. We are not in the best shape and we were ok LOL The heat was the only complaint to that walk LOL We... More
30 March 2017|
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Response from Kendell M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk it. Get a free city map when you depart the ship. It's only a few streets from the port.
10 February 2017|
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Response from Syd D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It is about a mile walk and the people inside of the cruise terminal can give you a map outlining the best route. They can also give you information about taxis and tours. Just don't let... More