Queen's Staircase

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Chokk Chokk
1727 reviews
A historical monument in Nassau Apr 08, 2012
Nassau's most visited attraction is the Queen's Staircase. Like the pyramids in Egypt, the 65 steps of the Queen's Staircase are a testament to the tragic power of slave labor. The Queen's Staircase is also known as the sixty-six steps, mainly because there were originally 66 stairs. It is located off Elizabeth Avenue and provides access to the Water Tower and Fort Fincastle on top of Bennet's Hill.

History is unsure if the stairs were built to provide an escape route from the fort to the colony below or to provide means of getting to the fort from the colony, but it is believed that slaves built them in 1793.

The steps were originally carved out of the soft limestone and were named the Queen's Stair Case in honor of Queen Victoria. Today a brick covering preserves them. Construction of this monument is still regarded as remarkable.
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Chokk says:
You are so right
Posted on: May 03, 2012
Paulovic says:
these little things are quite interesting!
Posted on: Apr 20, 2012
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Andy99 Andy99
579 reviews
The peaceful Queen's Staircase Mar 25, 2010
The Queen's Staircase is a passageway leading from the edge of old Nassau up to Bennett's Hill. The 66 stone steps were constructed in 1793, probably by slaves. I imagine the original purpose was to provide troops easy access to Fort Fincastle.

Today, the Queen's Staircase is a very scenic spot in busy Nassau. Green foliage lines the stone walls leading to the stairway and forms a canopy over the passageway. It's a peaceful place between the busy downtown traffic and the top of the hill. The staircase is not difficult to climb an it's a good way to go up the hill to see Fort Fincastle. Or, you can start and the top and walk down. Recommended.
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