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  • Address: Elizabeth Ave
  • Admission: Free

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Queen's Staircase

You might be surprised to find out that the most visited attraction in Nassau is a 31 m (102 ft) staircase. But the staircase's value resides not just in its 65 steps, but in its importance to Bahamian cultural history. The steps were carved out of solid limestone by slaves sometime between 1793 and 1794; a century later the staircase was renamed to honor the 65 year reign of Queen Victoria as well as her role in helping bring about the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.

Today, come and marvel at the serene majesty of the steep, sloping staircase, still considered a remarkable construction feat. In order to carve the steps, the slaves had to cut through the rocks with axes and other sharp hand tools. The staircase leads to the back of Fort Fincastle.

Practical Info

The staircase is located on the northern end of the island, and is a very short distance from most other locations in Nassau.

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Nassau Historical City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Experience historical Nassau on this 2-hour city tour of key landmarks! With your knowledgeable guide, you’ll get to know Nassau’s interesting past as you ...  Read more

Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.99

Nassau City Scavenger-Hunt Adventure

Race against the clock and get to know Nassau during a fun-filled scavenger hunt. On this 90-minute adventure, separate into small teams and use a provided map ...  Read more

Location: Nassau, Bahamas
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.99

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