The Queen's Staircase, also known as the 66 steps, was carved out of solid limestone rock by slaves between 1793 and 1794. It is a major landmark located in Nassau, Bahamas. In the 19th century the steps were later named in honor of Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
|Monday||Open 24 hours|
|Tuesday||Open 24 hours|
|Wednesday||Open 24 hours|
|Thursday||Open 24 hours|
|Friday||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
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.
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.
Really cool historical place in a cool jungle setting. Great for pictures. There are locals that hang out there waiting to give you a speech about the place. Beware, they will just start talking so if you don’t want to pay for it just keep on walking. Our “guide” talked super fast and was so monotonous that I barely understood him. Cool place though!
Very nice and historical area. Amazing how they dug it out. Be wary of anyone telling you stories, they all want a gratuity of some kind. Beautiful and relaxing, a must see.
Great free spot to check out 10min walk from cruise terminal. Very safe area friendly people. Talk to the guy at the top of stairs will give you a free history lesson. Super nice guy make sure to toss him a couple bucks.
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.
Good tourist area to see. Has a lot of historical significance with how and why it was built. Also a good workout climbing up and down the stairs.
We walked up from the cruise ship and were very glad we did. We happened to come across a local who was a wealth of knowledge at the base of the channel to the stairwell. He gave us at least 15 minutes of great history on the island, the people and the site. A good way to walk off some of that all you can eat and drink cruise ship lifestyle...
Great location super shady and cool down there on the warm late May Day !! Really pretty rock formations and a great place to have lunch. Only cons I gotta say is the constant people waiting for tourist to walk around a corner or get to the bottom of the staircase to sell you something.... unfortunately we didn’t have anyone there to tell us about the history of the staircase like I’ve read from some of the other reviews.
Very short tour, not much to see, it was cool to walk along history though. People are pretty nice there too, you don't get harassed to buy things..for the most part.
A beautiful, historical landmark in Nassau. Definitely a must see in Nassau if you are a history buff or if you just love nature. I only wish there was more to it! Could walk through it for hours. Make sure you get a picture taken by the waterfall, it's beautiful! And it's definitely worth the wait to get a picture of the staircase when no one is on it.
Cool free attraction to get the real feel of the island. If you want to know the culture and stay away from tourist traps, this is worth it. Take a few dollars to tip the historian at the top and look carefully for the opening from the fort.
This is a must see. There were a few men who were giving out information but of course wanted a tip like anywhere in the Bahamas. If you're interested in the history it would be worth it to tip them to hear the facts. Super shady and beautiful. Would highly reccomend.