Queen's Staircase, Nassau

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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. Use our Nassau trip maker app to add Queen's Staircase and other attractions to your Nassau vacation plans.
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  • The entrance area leading to the actual stairs is pretty cool. You go up the stairs, locals usually sitting there at times asking for money. Small kiosk shopping area after you clear the stairs landin...  more »
  • This is a spot to come and learn a little history and walk down the steps. Although it is not a spot I would place on anyone's itinerary, if you are interested in rich history this place is good for y...  more »
  • Our tour excursion was canceled so we walked here from the docks. Pretty sketchy for just a few blocks... the staircase was beautiful but that's about it.  more »
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  • Really cool historical place in a cool jungle setting. Great for pictures. There are locals that hang out there waiting to give you a speech about the place. Beware, they will just start talking so if you don’t want to pay for it just keep on walking. Our “guide” talked super fast and was so monotonous that I barely understood him. Cool place though!
  • I've had the pleasure of going a couple times but last week, I took my children to experience this beautiful piece of history on the island. I love it. And they loved it.
  • My wife and I loved visiting the Queen's Staircase. The feeling you get when you see the marks on the walls and think of the work the slaves had to go through to carve out that large passage and stairs is quite sobering. Everyone should experience this place!
  • Very beautiful place. Make sure you go there any time your in Nassau. Right next to the old fort and the old water tower. Great views of the cruise terminal and the island
  • This nice historical but rather steep staircase makes an interesting walk. Worth a visit/stop on a not too hot day. It's free. Local vendors might try to stop you and make you felt as if you need to pay entrance fee. Just ignore them and go on with your walk.

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Nassau features a few hotels in its downtown area, with some mid-range and luxury options located along the waterfront, close to many tourist attractions and amenities. Over on Paradise Island you'll find more hotels, accessible by ferry from the downtown area. Be sure to book well in advance, as availability can be very limited during peak times.
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