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The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.
Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-302-2621
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Watch closely for the entry to this attraction. You will enter through the stables area(now the office), not the front or side door. You don't want to miss this restoration. This house was originally occupied by Steven Dillard, the first black government official and later...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you're in downtown Nassau stop by for a visit! Included in this home, local history, a live guide, and historical architecture. We so enjoyed our time here, and definitely an upgrade to the "tour" at the pirate museum. We payed admission at the pirate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank mamaRaury
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Our walk through was led by Chris Davis. He is highly educated and passionate about Bahamian history. He took his time and didn’t give us the “watered down” version of the balcony house. The museum is free, but donations are accepted. These guys deserve to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AnyaInCalifornia
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Nassau for the history as well as the beach you definitely need to go visit The Balcony House - it’s Nassau’s oldest wooden residence and has been maintained to keep as much of its original features as possible. The visit (which is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Balcony House was closed due to much needed repairs but is now opened to the public to enjoy. Operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:30am to 4:30pm. No admission fee but donations are always welcomed and appreciated. The tour guides are friendly and very knowledgeable....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Gia D
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Once we finally found the house, which none of the locals knew what it was... so we wondered around a while since the Atlantis map of downtown had it on the wrong street, it was closed for repairs. Not sure how long it will be...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Meaghan Y
Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is the oldest residence in Nassau, worth a look if you have an interest in architecture. Love the bright colors.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank jseash
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Really, I mean, it's a tour of a house, so it's not going to be an all day event. The people working here are very nice and will be happy to give you a full tour if you want one, or you can explore the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank ChrisCJR
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We only saw this marked on a local guide map and went to check it out as it was close to the main shopping street. Our first impression was that it was closed but there was an open gateway to the left which led to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Sally_and_Ian_G
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Ok...reported to be the oldest wooden building on the island from the 1800"s and restored in 1992. A museum with interesting items inside with free admission. We were there on a Tuesday and It was close when it was advertised to be open. Whatever! Therefore...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Richard S
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