Nassau Landmarks

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The Bahamas capital city of Nassau is home to almost every single important landmark on New Providence Island – and if it doesn't share a zip-code, the drive to get to it is just moments. Here, you will find cultural museums, historic architectural structures, and government spaces that hold the information that has contributed to making the islands the unique destination that they are.


Pirates of Nassau

In case you like to learn about other cultures and places, you might want to visit a museum during your vacation. Try clicking on the name of each museum to learn full details.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Pirates of Nassau. It is located in downtown Nassau. Pirates of Nassau is open 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, except Sunday, when they close at noon.

Attractions Map

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is found within downtown Nassau. Exhibits at the museum feature collections of historic relics including a coat of arms, the islands' Declaration of Independence, stone slabs featuring petroglyphs, and scale models of historic ships.

National Art Galley of The Bahamas: At the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, you will be able to see some of the greatest local works and some truly authentic, and contemporary art. You will also have the option to look around this gallery with or without a guide to help you.

The chart directly below lists more details concerning some museums to consider in the area.

Museums In Nassau
Name Phone Location
Bahamas Historical Society Museum (242) 322-4231 Downtown Nassau
Balcony House Museum (242) 302-2621 Downtown Nassau
Junkanoo Expo (242) 356-2731 Downtown Nassau
Junkanoo World 356-5846 Nassau
National Art Galley of The Bahamas (242) 328-5800 Downtown Nassau
Pirates of Nassau (242) 356-3951 Downtown Nassau
Pompey Museum (242) 356-0495 Downtown Nassau

Historical Sites

Fort Montagu

Do you enjoy discovering the history of places you visit? If yes, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical sites while on vacation in Nassau.

Many travelers choose to visit Gregory Arch. It is situated in downtown Nassau. Built in 1852, Gregory Arch is named after the Governor John Gregory. Today the arch serves as the symbolic border between Downtown Nassau and the rest of New Providence.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Fort Montagu. It is situated in northeastern Nassau. When the fort was originally built it stood tall and proud, containing barracks, a guard room, a powder magazine, and more. Now, the fort stands in ruins, but tourists are drawn to the military attraction.

Queen's Staircase: The Queen's Staircase is open to the public always, but it is recommended that tourists only visit this spot during daylight hours.

Take a minute to read the table below for information concerning sites of historical interest in Nassau.

Historic Sites In Nassau
Name Phone Location
Fort Charlotte (242) 325-9186 1.0 mi. West of Downtown Nassau
Fort Fincastle (242) 356-9085 Downtown Nassau
Fort Montagu (242) 322-7500 3.6 mi. Northeast of Central Nassau
Gregory Arch (242) 302-2000 Downtown Nassau
Queen's Staircase (242) 322-7500 Downtown Nassau

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers can experience some other worthwhile sites worth visiting in this area.

A landmark worth visiting is Nassau Water Tower. It is located in downtown Nassau. The Water Tower is only open to the public at certain times, so call ahead to see if it will be open.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In Nassau
Name Type Location Island
Nassau Water Tower Observation Tower Downtown Nassau New Providence

Luckily, you can find other kinds attractions available. Click to read our page concerning other interesting attractions for Nassau.


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