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.


Culturally-minded travelers believe that it is necessary to take interest in as much with respect to the culture and history of the country they are visiting as they can, and the museum presents that chance. Included in the bounteous presentations at the museum, out-of-towners will likely discover a grouping of permanent exhibits. These are this site's enduring expositions.

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

Balcony House Museum is located in downtown Nassau, meaning travelers to this region of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy access to this museum during their time there. There a reasonable number of hotels in the region 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
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 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

Location and What's Nearby

Lively travelers might additionally be attracted by the area because of the options for open-air activities. Museum guests also hoping to play a round or two of golf will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Royal Blue. Uneventful hours can also be planned at Western Esplanade Beach, the nearest beach. Plus, an additional selection of beach and golf options stand in the region. Guests will discover plenty of interesting places out of the sun in this general area. There are a couple of additional places of interest nearby -Pirates of Nassau and Gregory Arch- which are both located within a few miles of the museum.


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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