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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  • Quick free visit. Walking distance to Fort Fincastle. If you take a cab, have them drop you off at the top so you dont have to climb the stairs. Local guide gives a bit a history at the top, crazy tha...  more »
  • Built by the slaves who were freed by Queen Victoria, beautiful place to see! Luckily we walked down the staircase, not up!  more »
  • Spent an afternoon here on a cruise excursion. Beautiful area with amazingly gentle and kind locals. We loved buying their handmade wares to help their economy.  more »
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  • The fort & staircase are nice to visit if you have the time, but don't expect to be blown away. Easy to go to by walk or taxi from downtown. Free entrance to the complex, however there is a 3 dollar charge for the fort. Views are nice from the top as the fort is the highest place in Nassau.
  • A jewel to discover during your visit to Nassau. The 66 step staircase has a meaningful history. The beautiful garden and waterfall seems to celebrate the joy of freedom that is symbolized here. Worth the visit for not only photos but a moment of reflection on our sufferings, humanity and future.
  • The stairs are pretty much just stairs but we didn't have a guide to tell us the history so maybe that makes all the difference. Nice waterfall feature next to them and a few shops at the top to buy souvenirs.
  • This was lovely and charming! Old time charm for the staircase and for the road it led to. The waterfall was wonderful as well! Make sure your knees are alright before attempting this one!
  • I liked this place and also the story and the history behind it. When you get to the bottom, you can see the waterfalls (I guess that varies depending on the season, but they were quite forceful when we visited in January). There is a nice shade with tall trees somewhat creating a canopy. Music was being played and some people were dancing. You have to be a little careful with the stairs, while both ascending and descending. Nice place to relax a little bit, click photos, and have a bit of exercise. :)
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