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This limestone staircase was built by slaves to honor Queen Victoria's help in the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas.
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Top of Elizabeth Avenue, off Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a tour guide waiting for you here that can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the 66 Steps! It is very interesting!

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Queen's Staircase on Thursday, 10/4. All I can say is wow. This place is a site to behold. As you walk down the stairs and around Fort Fincastle you feel as though you've been taken back in time. This is a beautiful...More

1  Thank marksewell2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The craftsmanship for the time this stairway was built is awesome. I'm not sure (self-guided tour) if the water fall was an added feature or original, but it compliments the staircase very nicely. Do not plan this trip as a full day event. My suggestion...More

Thank David V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jullian, of Marvelous Tours picked us up at the Stafford Sands fountain, near the port. Super nice guy, ended up a friend. Us, being my adult daughter Danielle (28), and me Charlie.( Slightly older than 28!!)We visited several forts, the Queen's staircase. Pretty much covered...More

1  Thank Carlos U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was an awe inspiring site to know slaves had been them by hand. Worth going to see be wary of sellers at top and bottom of stairs.

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happy to say we walked down the steps of history. Guide gave us the scoop which made it very interesting.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Nassau we wanted to see some sights instead of just going to the beach. Nice people all around and it was fun exploring town.

1  Thank Jerri V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a "walk through" historical site. No charge. Lots of island vegitation. It's an old escape tunnel carved in the rock in the pirate days. The staircase was carved out of the rock to honor Queen Victoria. One step for each year she lived. Very...More

2  Thank msundberg2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a place to see but locating the actual pathway to the stairs was a little challenging. However, the locals and the nearby hospital staff are beyond kind and very helpful to lost travelers. It was very clean and a great place to get some...More

Thank Lyric M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the staircase. It is a free site, but were stopped short by a native Bahamian who insisted we listen to his long. over blown story about 5000 slaves, men, women and children, who were worked 18 hours days, not feed and...More

1  Thank Lisa K
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6 July 2018|
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Response from Funnant | Reviewed this property |
It is slightly less than 2 miles(1.98) and about a 10 minute car ride(depending on traffic of course). If you have a map you "could" walk it in probably 20 or 30 minutes.
Erin S
28 June 2018|
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Response from Guide782107 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the top of the stairs. However, our guide gave us a tour of at the bottom and then left us to walk up on our own and picked us up at the top near the fort.
28 January 2018|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 15 minute walk....is a bit uphill from the cruise terminal but nothing major. Be prepared to be a bit underwhelmed. It’s really nothing spectacular to be honest.
23 October 2017|
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Response from stacilee67 | Reviewed this property |
We did a self guided tour and depending on what you want to see we thought the self guided walking tour we did was worth it. We are not in the best shape and we were ok LOL The heat was the only complaint to that walk LOL We... More
31 March 2017|
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Response from Kendell M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk it. Get a free city map when you depart the ship. It's only a few streets from the port.