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Andros Lighthouse

Andros Lighthouse (Andros Lighthouse Yacht Club and Marina, Fresh Creek, Andros) – this restaurant, which serves typical Bahamian meals, is popular with the yachting crowd, and offers seaside views as well.

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Queen’s Staircase

Queen’s Staircase (top of Elizabeth Avenue hill, south of Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) — the Queen’s Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a major landmark that is located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau. It was hewn out of solid limestone rock by slaves between 1793 and 1794 […]

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Prince George Wharf

Prince George Wharf (Waterfront at Rawson Square, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this is a popular and busy port, accommodating mainly cruise ships (up the seven at the same time). When such cruise ship traffic occurs, there are 15,000 to 20,000 cruise passengers roaming the streets all at once, heading for the outlying islands and […]

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Rawson Square

Rawson Square (Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) — Rawson Square is the gateway to the city for cruise-ship passengers. It was named for Sir Rawson W. Rawson who was Governor of The Bahamas during the late 1860s. In the middle of the square is a bronze bust of Sir Milo Butler, the first Bahamian […]

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Perfume Factory

Perfume Factory (behind International Bazaar, West Sunrise Highway and Mall Drive, on access road Freeport, Grand Bahama) – visitors can create their own Bahamian fragrance at the Perfume Factory! Located in a beautiful replica of an old Bahamian mansion, discover top fragrances such as:Sand Cologne, Pink Pearl, Guanahani, Paradise, Island Promises, Bahama Blue Bahama Mama, […]

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Pompey Museum

Pompey Museum (Bay and George Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) –– The Pompey Museum is named in honor of a courageous slave, Pompey, who lived on the Rolle Plantantion on Steventon, Exuma, Bahamas. Historic Vendue House, or the Bourse as it was known, was built some time before 1769 and continued to function as a […]

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Pirates of Nassau

Pirates of Nassau (Museum) (George and King Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this wax museum is dedicated to the life and times of Pirates in The Bahamas and those who fought against them. You can take self-guided or guided tours of the facility which take approximately thirty (30) minutes. There are dramatic recreations of […]

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Parliament Square

Parliament Square (Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) –– the buildings in Parliament Square were constructed in 1815 by the Loyalists (modeled after buildings that are found in New Bern, the old capital of North Carolina). These flamingo-pink government buildings are excellent examples of the colonial architecture of old Nassau. The building to the right […]

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National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (West and West Hill Streets, across from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Nassau, New Providence Island) — located at the historic Villa Doyle, The NAGB is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian Art and Visual Culture by supporting contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through exhibitions and the […]

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Nassau Public Library & Museum

Nassau Public Library & Museum (Shirley Street, between Parliament St. and Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island) –– built in 1797, this interesting octagonal building was formerly the Nassau Goal (Old World spelling for “jail”) during the 18th century. The prison cells now house a small collection of old books, photographs, Arawak artifacts and historical […]