Queen's Staircase

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  • Address: Elisabeth Ave, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-2423569085
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids

About Queen's Staircase, Nassau

The Queen’s Staircase leads to the Fort Fincastle and was carved out from a single limestone rock by slaves in the late 18th century. The stone that was carved out was used to construct the fort itself. The 65 step staircase , even though only a small pit-stop while sightseeing around the city, is one of the underrated yet beautiful sights in Nassau and is named after Queen Victoria.

What truly is special about this single rock staircase is the sheer history, the timeless construction and the view that surrounds the place. Come here to take a selfie or to simply sit on the steps while you take a breather from the walk to the fort.

Queen's Staircase Information

  • Additional Contact No: +1(242) 326-2566, +1 242-427-9878

How To reach Queen's Staircase by Public Transport

  • Ferry terminal: P.I.F.T
  • Bus: at Palmetto Ave (2.3 kilometers away)
  • By taking a Jitney (minibus).
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car/ Scooter/ Bike.
  • On foot

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Things to Know Before Visiting Queen's Staircase

  • 74.64% of people who visit Nassau include Queen's Staircase in their plan

  • 77.21% of people start their Queen's Staircase visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Queen's Staircase

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

93.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Queen's Staircase

People normally club together Cabbage Beach and Aquaventure Water Park At Atlantis Paradise Island while planning their visit to Queen's Staircase.

People also prefer to start their day with Queen's Staircase.

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Queen's Staircase, Nassau Reviews

  • Amazing and wonderful location with a fantastic story behind it. There was a man working there telling the story with the same name as me! We quickly became friends and adoptive brothers. The history and passion that the locals have for this spot in particular is inspiring. Be sure to tip the people that work in these places though, as they make most of their income that way. The local Bahamians are incredibly friendly and understand that their well being depends on tourists even if they don’t directly interface with them. For those that don’t know the staircase was essentially hewn out of the earth as a path for those who had taken over the island as a means of escape. When the Bahamians were eventually viewed as free people by the Queen she quickly become a beloved figured to the Bahamians. The path was initially just a steep incline but after the Queen died the Bahamians made the staircase in her honor.

  • Cool limestone historic staircase. There was a guy sitting at the beginning of it that started talking about historic facts and what really happened there, very interesting. Very easy to get to walking from the cruise port. Good exercise too

  • The area cut out of the rock is beautiful. The stairs themselves are just stairs. Check out Fort Fincastle at the top. Short uphill walk from the cruise terminal. There are sidewalks on the main roads, but sometimes they’re only on one side of the road. Some of the smaller roads don’t have sidewalks and it gets a little scary when the cars zoom by.

  • The Queens Staircase offered a cool respite from the tropical heat. There were niches carved into some of the walls and a little pool at the base of the staircase with some seating in the area. I would not say it was a "wow" to behold but it is a great place to take a break and escape the heat. The staircase is very steep and once you climb it a short ways up the road is an old fort and water tower that was built around the 1920's.

  • When I was a child I've known this place to be called the 66 steps. It full of history about the queen of England. Next to it is the settlement water tower, another historical site. It's a place that you like to visit when you're in Nassau Bahamas.

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