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Queen's Staircase, Nassau

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Step back in time as you climb Queen's Staircase, a historic monument that honors Queen Victoria's lengthy reign. Built in 1794 of limestone rock using slave labor, the monument carries the name of the monarch who signed a declaration to abolish slavery in 1837. Ascend the 65 narrow steps to the top of Bennet's Hill, where you can admire the ruins of Fort Fincastle. Make Queen's Staircase part of your personalized Nassau itinerary using our Nassau tour planner.
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  • We walked from the cruise ship. The Queen's Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a major landmark that is located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau. It was hewn out of so...  read more »
  • We walked through the staircase when we stopped here during a Carnival Elation cruise in May. It was a great diversion from the marketing and heat of the day. It was quiet and relaxing to stroll down ...  read more »
  • We walked from the cruiseport. This is a beautiful staircase carved in rock creating a valley. It was shady and beautiful! I love the history 
  • Thanks to the other Google reviewers, we were easily able to find the Queen's Staircase (just south of Sands Rd.). We were greeted by Perry, our unofficial tour guide. There were several gentlemen on hand to offer a history of the island and the forts, to put the Queen's Staircase in historical context. They gladly accept tips ;) One of the best parts of the visit was walking through downtown to get to the site--the stroll and the visit to the Staircase offered a nice break from the touristy areas and a glimpse into Bahamian history and culture. The site is not totally pristine; there are vendors along the pathway to the Staircase and near Fort Fincastle at the top of the Staircase. Pick up a souvenir to celebrate climbing all those steps!
  • The Queen's Staircase is a must see for it's historical significance. It is a little awkward because the locals will tell you information about the staircase (whether you want them to or not) and they will expect a tip from be prepared. It was still definitely worth the walk to see it!
  • Beautiful place. If you can climb stairs, do it. The area is worth the visit.
  • An interesting and sad piece of the history of slavery here on The Bahamas. Heed other's warnings; the location of the staircase is not correct in GoogleMaps and they don't yet allow editing in this region. Elizabeth, south of Sands, turns into a pedestrian walkway through the passageway carved by slaves. The staircase is about a block south of Sands, and climbs to the looped road near the water tower and Fort Fincastle.
  • This was one of my favorite stops on my honeymoon with my wife. To learn what slaves had to go through and the history behind the staircase was something I will never forget
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