Queen's Staircase

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Walk up the 65 steps of the Queen's Staircase and you will not only have traveled to the top of Nassau's most popular attraction, but you will also have walked across an important historical landmark.

Sometime between the years 1793 and 1794, 65 steps were carved out of limestone by hand using only axes and other hand tools using slave labor. Later, the steps were named the Queen's Steps to honor Queen Victoria, who took a sharp stance against slavery.

What to Expect

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.

The 65 steps of the Queen's Staircase reach up 102 feet. Alongside the steps is a small waterfall that aids in the beauty of the landscape.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Queen's Staircase may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, since travelers to this area of the Bahamas will be pleased to have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although this location doesn't see extremely high levels of tourism, that doesn't mean you won't find a good selection of hotels to pick from.

Hotels near Queen's Staircase
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (4.8 km) NW
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.5 mi. (4.7 km) WNW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.6 mi. (4.9 km) NW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.9 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.9 mi. (5.0 km) WNW
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 1.7 mi. (4.5 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

There are a few neighboring out-of-doors enterprises to engage in during the times when you and your group aren't taking in Queen's Staircase. Historic site visitors also wishing to get in a game of golf should look into the nearest course, Albany Golf Course. If you aren't a golfer, consider going over to Western Esplanade Beach, which is the closest beach to Queen's Staircase. Though you won't find an extensive selection nearby, a couple other equally enjoyable outdoor options exist in the area. Historic site visitors will also find a variety of interesting places out of the sun in the vicinity. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are two additional attractions--Fort Fincastle and Bahamas Historical Society Museum.


Operating Hours

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


The Queen's Staircase is free to the public.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-7500

Location: Elizabeth Avenue, Nassau, New Providence


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