Queen's Staircase, Nassau

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#1 of 29 in Historic Sites in Bahamas
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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  • August 12, 2017
    If you like history and sightseeing but are short on time this is perfect. While you are there you can also check out the Fort and the little shops.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    I really enjoyed the Queen's Staircase. We took a taxi from our Hotel to the base of the stairs. At the base, there was a nice man simply talking away about the stairs. It wasn't until the end that I ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Not really something special that you must see. Already a steep flight of stairs, but that was then. Rather what in connection with the visit of the forts in the vicinity.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Exact 66 steps, historical and a attraction for some tourists. Each step uniquely hand carved from rock.
  • May 25, 2017
    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.
  • April 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 11, 2017
    Great for Leg Day Workouts. It's a safe, beautiful, historical & scenic location.
  • January 20, 2017
    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.

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