Come and enjoy Queen's Staircase!
The Queen‘s Staircase, located in Nassau, the capital city of The Bahamas, is a 66–step walkway carved out of solid limestone rock by 600 slaves between 1793 and 1794 to provide an escape route from the fort above. It is a renowned landmark of Nassau and situated at the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex near Bennet‘s Hill, adjacent to Princess Margaret Hospital and the Grosvenor Campus of the University of the Bahamas. Water flows along the staircase, cascading to a pool below, while a walkway runs between high stone walls, tropical plants, and trees.
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Why is it called the Queen’s staircase?
In commemoration of the 65-year reign of Queen Victoria, who signed a declaration to abolish slavery upon her ascension to the throne in 1837, the staircase was named the Queen’s Staircase. To this day, it serves as a pathway to Fort Fincastle and a shortcut up Bennet’s Hill.
How many steps is the Queens staircase?
Why was Queen’s staircase built?
Can you walk to Queen’s staircase from Port?
Often called “The 66 Steps,” The Queen’s Staircase is located a brief five-minute drive or 13-minute walk away from The Port.