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

Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation in Nassau. You can click on the museum names to learn full details.

Many travelers choose to visit Pirates of Nassau. It is situated in downtown Nassau. Learn what made Nassau a perfect pirate hangout during the early 1700's and gain a new perspective on the city.

Attractions Map

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is found in downtown Nassau. The museum is open five days a week, being closed on Wednesday and Sunday. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday it is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm, while on Saturday it is only open from 10:00am until noon.

National Art Galley of The Bahamas: The Gallery is closed Monday. It is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

The following table enables you to learn a few details regarding some museums you might enjoy 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

If you like to experience the historical roots of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a few of these historical attractions during your vacation.

Many travelers choose to visit Gregory Arch. It is located within 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.

Another landmark worth visiting is Fort Montagu. It is located in northeastern Nassau. As the oldest still standing fort on New Providence, Fort Montagu is rich in history. Its most famous event was when the fledgling US Navy captured the fort in 1776, took its cannons and brought them to then General Washington's army.

Queen's Staircase: There is something that takes your breath away when you look at the hand carved steps that lead up to Fort Fincastle. Visitors from around the world come here daily to honor the strife of slaves, and remember the terrible history of slavery.

Be sure to look through this table for information concerning historic sites in the area.

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

Visitors will explore some other intriguing sites in Nassau.

One popular destination is Nassau Water Tower. It is situated in downtown Nassau. This water tower was built in 1928 and funded by the United States as a reward for the Bahamas helping to prevent illegal shipments of alcohol to the US during the era of prohibition. In addition to storing water, the tower is also an observation tower that tourists can climb.

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

Luckily, there are a nice selection of types of attractions. To see our detailed page about other attractions, click here.


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