The Best of Nassau Tours, Bahamas


  1. Prince George Wharf was named for the Prince of  Wales, later to be crowned as George V. In years  past the wharf was a simple construction.Today it is one of the largest cruise ship berths in the world.
  2. Rawson  Square is adjacent to the cruise ship pier . It is a good starting point for visitors to get their bearings . The square is named in honor of sir R.W. who served as governor in the 1960s.
  3. Parliament House, constructed in the early 1800s, it is across the street heading south from Rawson Square . With a statue of Queen Victoria gracing the fron, it remains a beautiful colonial style building.
  4. The Supreme cour is next in line as visitors continue south. It was built in the 1920s.
  5. The Library is just beyond the Supreme Court building. The library holds many of the historical records of the bahamas. The building was constructed as the town's jail in the late 1700s.
  6. Bay Street is the tourist center of downtown Nassau. Today it is all about shopping however at one time the men that ran Bay Sreet were the undisputed  power broker of the islands.
  7. The Straw  Market is a collection of vendors offering a varied assortment of hand woven bags,basket and hats. Wood carvings and other tourist nick-knacks are available.
  8. George and Market Streets both head south from Bay Street. Along these two streets are a number of  beautiful and historic building and churches dating as far back as the late 1700s.
  9. The pirates of Nassau Museum tells the history of many of the famous pirates that sailed the waters of the Bahamas and made Nassau their home.
  10. Balcony House was built in the late 1700s. It is the oldest wooden home remaining in Nassau. The interior has been restored with authentic furnishings and artifacts. constructed in the Tropical Colonial style, the home has welcomed many distinguished guests over the past two centuries.
  11. Government House was the political seat of the appointed British Governor from 1801 through 1973. The building was designed in classic Roman style. Overlooking Nassau from Mount Fitzwilliam, Government House is easily by the statue of Christopher Columbus erected in front of the entrance.
  12. The Queen's Staircase was carved into the hillside by slave labor in the late 1700s. The purpose of the  66 stairs was to give British  Soldiers access to    Fincastle.
  13. Fort Fincastle was built in 1793. It is not a large fortification however from the walls the views of Nassau and the surrounding waters are great excellent.
  14. The Water Tower is 126 feet tall and rises over 200 feet above sea level. Visitors can climb the stairs or, for a small fee, ride up in the elevator. Understandably, the views from this vantage point are great.

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