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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. Make Queen's Staircase part of your personalized Nassau itinerary using our Nassau tour planner.
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  • There is not much to see here but the history of the place sells it. If you wandered past it without knowing the history, you wouldn't bat an eyelid. Somehow, knowing why this place was built and why ...  more »
  • We visited the Queen's Staircase and had a tour by a local who explained the entire history. I am forever grateful for my ancestors who built this for the Queen of Britain in the 1700s. It is truly an...  more »
  • The Queen's Staircase is one of those sights that visitors to Nassau have to see. It's exactly 64 stairs up and Fort Fincastle and the water tower are at the top with a gift shop.  more »
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  • 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.

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