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, since travelers to this region of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site during their visit. There is a good selection of hotels in the area within the vicinity of this historical site.

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

You won't have a hunger problem if you linger at this historic site; you will find an impressive array of food and drink providers in the general vicinity. The most proximate restaurant is Cafe Matisse, which offers Italian fare. Taj Mahal and Balduccino Fine Foods are additional restaurant options within reach of this location. At Balduccino Fine Foods you and your companions should try out vegetarian meals and enjoy the Bahamas scene.


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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