Queen's Staircase, Nassau

4.0
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.
Create an itinerary including Queen's Staircase
map
Queen's Staircase Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
1,550 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Stumbled upon this piece of local history by accident. Got the "tour" by self proclaimed guide, but loved it and tipped him well. He was a wealth of information.  more »
  • Stopped here on private tour of Nassau and Philty Major, our driver, recommend we listen to the gentleman at the lower entrance. He did an amazing job telling the story of the valley and the staircase...  more »
  • We took a day to explore downtown Nassau and went to the Queens stairs. At the bottom entrance to the stairs, a local gentleman gave a quick talk about the stairs he was very funny. Gave a ton of info...  more »
Google
  • Exact 66 steps, historical and a attraction for some tourists. Each step uniquely hand carved from rock.
  • A nice place to see while walking to your next destination. A local guy was spent a long time talking to my dad about the history. Saw lots of local school groups passing through.
  • Nice to learn a little history of the island. Adjacent to Fort Fincastle. Staircase is free, Fort is $1+VAT. Tour guides livr on tips, so make sure to had a few bucks handy. Easy walk from Hilton or Cruise ship area or you could taxi.
  • Great for Leg Day Workouts. It's a safe, beautiful, historical & scenic location.
  • I thought walking from the staircase to the downtown area was great! Lots of colorful buildings and other sights to see along the way, and my perception was the area was extremely safe! In the morning, the rising sun peeks over the top of the staircase, giving the area below a really pretty glow.

Plan your trip to Nassau

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Nassau

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Nassau by other users

3 days in Nassau BY A USER FROM BAHAMAS January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nassau BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Nassau BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Maldives, Dominican Republic & Bahamas BY A USER FROM DENMARK October, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM KUWAIT March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Bahamas BY A USER FROM INDIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nassau BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Nassau BY A USER FROM CANADA March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans