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Address: Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-302-2621
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The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.

The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.

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This provides a very interesting angle on Bahamian times past. The guided tour was interesting and full of information. However my own preference is for the information to be on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 February 2016
BarryAla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little research into original colonial architecture in Nassau set us on a quest to the 1780 pink balcony house. Disappointed to find it closed up tight and looking as if ready to fall down, on our next trip a few years later, we hit the jackpot! Now fully renovated and open, we were treated to a wonderful tour by... More 

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Thank 919robinh
Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This house is easy to miss, situated on Market St which is no longer part of mainstream Nassau. Our guide was a very enthusiastic local who gave us an excellent tour of the first house built in Nassau complete with the staircase originally from a pirate ship and Josephine Bryce's original furniture and decorations.

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Thank mdeveria
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This house is full of history. Admission is by donation or tip to the guide. The guide is helpful and kind in explaining their culture and they take pride of it. Although there isn't much of history of this island, they are still so warm to show you around.

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Thank JerryofChina
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had a lovely time in Balcony House, gives you a real insight into how people lived, The house itself is very well kept and the staff are very professional, It really is worth a visit.

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Thank Paul M
washington, dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

this is a fascinating historic home totally preserved and restored with an interesting guided tour and it coasts very little. also interesting is that it was bought and restored by this super rich north american heiress and you get her story too. LOVED IT

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Thank FROOOM
NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nice historic house. We had a short tour and it is a nice piece of history that has been preserved. Nothing amazing but nice.

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Thank mpsseahawk
Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Balcony House is the oldest wooden (residential) structure in all of Nassau. Built in the late 1700's during the British colonial period, it still stands perfectly preserved in the quieter section of the busy downtown area. Walking away from the main district for about two blocks will land you there and you get complimentary access. There are also officially appointed... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

We got a wonderful guided tour. Facinating history. Facinating archietecture. Didn't take long to see. Well worth it.

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Thank Steve471
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This provides a very interesting angle on Bahamian times past. The guided tour was interesting and full of information. However my own preference is for the information to be on panels that I can read at my own pace as I wander through an exhibition

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Thank BarryAla
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

The tour guide was great - very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions and have a chat. We are interested in old houses in the places we visited and it was great to see how the rich would have lived back in the day.

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