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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  • If you are looking for a little bit of history and a nice hike, this is for you. You can visit the Queens Staircase, Water tower, and Fort Fincastle as the are located together. It’s pretty amazing as...  more »
  • This huge man-made staircase, cut from the very rock foundation of the island is incredibly impressive. That it was completed in the Victorian era, as an escape route from the fort for military and/or...  more »
  • So we literally walked the whole downtown to get to this place. Don’t ask why but we lost our taxi driver. Anyways by the time we got here we were expecting something amazing and it was pretty don’t g...  more »
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  • When I was a child I've known this place to be called the 66 steps. It full of history about the queen of England. Next to it is the settlement water tower, another historical site. It's a place that you like to visit when you're in Nassau Bahamas.
  • The Queens Staircase offered a cool respite from the tropical heat. There were niches carved into some of the walls and a little pool at the base of the staircase with some seating in the area. I would not say it was a "wow" to behold but it is a great place to take a break and escape the heat. The staircase is very steep and once you climb it a short ways up the road is an old fort and water tower that was built around the 1920's.
  • 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!
  • Very nice and historical area. Amazing how they dug it out. Be wary of anyone telling you stories, they all want a gratuity of some kind. Beautiful and relaxing, a must see.
  • Great free spot to check out 10min walk from cruise terminal. Very safe area friendly people. Talk to the guy at the top of stairs will give you a free history lesson. Super nice guy make sure to toss him a couple bucks.
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