Balcony House Museum

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC BY

This museum is housed in what is believed to be the oldest house on the island. Today it offers a look back into the early period of Nassau and to see how daily life was for some.


This site presents for travelers a distinct glimpse about how the people of this country view the subject. Included amongst the bounteous presentations at this museum, patrons will likely make note of a group of permanent exhibits. These are this site's enduring displays.

It is hard to miss this bright pink and white rimmed house. Built in the 1700's, this colonial house shows the standard of living a well-off colonialist would have had.

Staying Close

Consider staying in downtown Nassau if you plan on visiting Balcony House Museum , since travelers to this part of the Bahamas will have the benefit of easy access to this museum during their visit. There a reasonable number of lodgings in the neighborhood around the museum.

Hotels near Balcony House Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) W
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) WSW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.9 km) WNW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.4 mi. (5.0 km) W
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 2.0 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.3 mi. (5.0 km) ESE
The Corner Hotel Hotel 4.4 mi. (3.6 km) SSW

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending a few hours exploring the area is enjoying food at a restaurant within traveling distance of the museum. The nearest eatery is Talking Stick, which offers Caribbean meals. Talking Stick is just about about a hundred yards from this landmark, so stop in and eat up! Also within reach, you and your group will encounter restaurants such as Smugglers Cafe and Graycliff where you and your group can not end your meal without taking a bite of their specialty seafood.


Operating Hours

The house opens Monday through Friday at 9:30am, and closes everyday except for Thursday at 4:30pm. On Thursday, the Balcony House stays ipen until 10:00pm.


Admission is free, though they do graciously accept donations.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2621

Location: Market Street , downtown Nassau, New Providence



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