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Type: Architecture, Historic Sites
Overlooking Nassau from its elevated position, this has been the official residence of the Governor General of The Bahamas since 1801. The architecture of the impressive pink and white mansion blends... Read More
Overlooking Nassau from its elevated position, this has been the official residence of the Governor General of The Bahamas since 1801. The architecture of the impressive pink and white mansion blends island and American colonial influences, and the size and location testify to the power and esteem granted to the personal representative of the queen. A 12-foot statue of Christopher Columbus stands silent sentinel in front of the mansion, honoring the explorer's Bahamian landfall in 1492. Interior tours are not available, but try to time your visit to include the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place every other Saturday at 10 a.m.
Market and Duke Sts
- Sat 10am
- Sightseeing: "The last Friday of the month from January through August, the People-To-People Programme hosts a free tea party at the mansion for visitors."
- Best for Sightseeing Because: One of Nassau's most imposing sights, it dates back to the turn of the nineteenth century.
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Pose for a family photo here. The pink and white mansion provides a beautiful backdrop."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: The stately pink and white mansion, home to the Governor General of the Bahamas, is an easy walk from the port.