Landmarks in Nassau

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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 enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in Nassau. Try clicking on the name of each museum to read complete information.

A landmark worth visiting is Pirates of Nassau. It is located within downtown Nassau. Monday through Saturday, you can visit between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Attractions Map

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum. It is located within 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 Gallery 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 table just below offers some details regarding some available museums in Nassau.

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 Gallery 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

In case you like to explore the history of foreign countries, you might enjoy visiting some of these historical sites while on vacation in Nassau.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Gregory Arch. It is situated in downtown Nassau. In the 1820s, Grant's Town was created by Governor Lewis Grant as a settlement for slaves who had been freed during abolition. The archway was built to separate this section of town from the rest of Nassau.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Fort Montagu. It is located 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.

Be sure to look through the following table to learn more about sites of historical interest 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

Travelers can enjoy some other worthwhile attractions in this area.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Nassau Water Tower. It is found within 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

If you are seeking a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you can cast a wider net. Click on this link to read our article about other interesting attractions for Nassau.


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