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

You may enjoy staying in downtown Nassau if you plan on visiting Queen's Staircase, as those visiting this region of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy access to this historic attraction for the duration of their trip. Even though the area isn't packed wall-to-wall with tourists, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably varied selection of accommodations 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 1.8 mi. (5.0 km) E

Location and What's Nearby

Opportunities for some fun in the sun like working on one's golf game and beach-going are by no means hard to come by in the surrounding areas. Historic site visitors also interested in golfing will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Royal Blue. Free days can also be enjoyed at Western Esplanade Beach, the closest beach. Even though the options above are the most convenient to access, you will still find a good selection of similar beach and golf options. Visitors will encounter a variety of interesting places out of the sun within a reasonable distance. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are another pair of alluring attractions close by--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, downtown Nassau, New Providence


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