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

Queen's Staircase is located in downtown Nassau, so visitors to this area of the Bahamas will have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. Despite the fact that the region isn't over-crowded, you'll still find a reasonably good selection of lodgings 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
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 1.8 mi. (5.0 km) E
The Corner Hotel Hotel 4.3 mi. (3.6 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this historical site. The nearest eatery is Cafe Matisse, which offers Italian dishes. Also within reach, you and your group will have restaurants such as Taj Mahal and Balduccino Fine Foods where you will want to try a bite of vegetarian fare and experience the Bahamas culture.


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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