Top Historical Places in Nassau

Are you looking to explore the history of Nassau through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Nassau including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Nassau. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Nassau ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Nassau, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Nassau for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Nassau with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Christ Church Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    The original building of the Christ Church Cathedral was constructed in 1670, giving it the title of the first church built in the Bahamas. The present day building dates back to the 1840’s and its design is famous for depicting the 150 years of struggles that Nassau had to go through until its freedom in 1861. Throughout its history, the church was destroyed by Spaniards twice and was re...Read more
  2. Fort Charlotte

    Tags: Fort

    Fort Charlotte dates back to the 18th century and overlooks the stunning Nassau Harbour. The fort was named after King George III’s wife- Queen Charlotte. The initial stone structure of the fort was built from 1787 to 1819- spanning around 32 years! This fort is actually a part of a complex consisting of 3 forts - others being Fort Stanley and Fort D’Arcy. At its peak, these fortifi...Read more
  3. Fort Fincastle

    Tags: Fort

    Dating back to the late 18th century, Fort Fincastle is named after Viscount Fincastle (also known as lord Dunmore) who constructed this fort to protect the Nassau harbour from pirate attacks. Nassau has a notorious history with pirates and this fort keeps this very history alive and breathing in the city’s present day. The fort takes the prime location on top of Bennet’s hill- the ...Read more
  4. Government House

    Tags: Architecture , Heritage Building

    The Government House is the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas. The pink and white buildings stay true to the Bahamian feel while its stately architecture is an amalgamation of Bahamian-British, Georgian and Colonial architecture. When here, don’t miss the statue of Columbus placed in front of the building that was imported from London in 1830 in honour of Columbus'...Read more
  5. St. Francis Xavier Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Cathedral

    St. Francis Xavier Cathedral is the headquarters of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nassau and follows the Roman and Latin rite. The church’s patron is Francisco Javier- a Spanish missionary who was canonised by the church as St. Francis Xavier. The church dates back to the 19th century and its first mass was conducted in 1886. It is the oldest church in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas an...Read more
  6. Cenotaph

    Tags: Monument, Square

    Placed behind the Supreme Court, the Cenotaph takes the centre stage at the remembrance garden. The minimal monument was constructed as a memorial to the Bahamian people who served the Commonwealth and the British Empire and lost their lives during World War I and II and the four Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines who lost their lives when the HMBS Flamingo was attacked by a Cuban MIG fighter ...Read more
  7. Blackbeards Tower

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument, Tower

    Dating back prior to the 18th century the Blackbeard’s tower is a pirate monument that has seen the hay days of some of the best pirates around Nassau. One of such iconic pirates was Edward Teach known popularly as “Blackbeard” who was famous for using tactics and tricks on his victims that would force them to give up their gold and treasure without actually harming them! Blac...Read more