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With just 65 steps spanning 102 feet, this is a steep ascent from Elizabeth Avenue to Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower. Carved out of a limestone wall by 18th century slaves, the steps once afforded... Read More
With just 65 steps spanning 102 feet, this is a steep ascent from Elizabeth Avenue to Fort Fincastle and the Water Tower. Carved out of a limestone wall by 18th century slaves, the steps once afforded soldiers protected passage from the fort to the town. Lush vegetation flanks the stairway and water cascades in to a pool below. Named to honor the 66 years of Queen Victoria's reign (there were originally 66 steps), this is one of the most popular stops in Nassau and is on the agenda of most cruise ship shore excursions. Residents and fitness buffs also use the steps regularly, so they can get quite crowded at times.
Elizabeth Ave off Shirley St
- Monument: Daily Open 24 Hours
- Tours: Daily 10am-4pm
- Attractions near Cruise Port: "Visit this attraction during daylight hours and wear comfortable shoes."
- Best for Attractions near Cruise Port Because: Connecting downtown Nassau to Fort Fincastle, the Queen's Staircase is a must-see attraction on your walking tour of Nassau.