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Government House

Government House (Duke and George Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — Government House located on a ten (10) acre estate, stands on Mount Fitzwilliam and is the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas. It dates back to 1801 and this imposing pink and white building on Duke Street is an excellent example […]

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Gregory’s Arch

Gregory’s Arch (intersection of Market and Duke Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this arch was named after Governor John Gregory who served around 1850 and it was opened to the public on the 19th January, 1852, When you pass through this stone arch on Market Street, you cross the line that divides downtown Nassau […]

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Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle (top of Elizabeth Avenue hill, south of Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island) — this Fort was constructed of cut limestone c. 1793 and strategically placed atop Bennet’s Hill to protect historic Nassau town and harbor; it was built under the governorship of John Murray, also called Viscount Fincastle, in the shape of […]

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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte (West Bay Street at Chippingham Road, Paradise Island, New Providence Island) — if you have time to visit only one fort, see this one. It is by far the largest and covers 100 acres. Located on a hill overlooking the far west end of the harbor, Fort Charlotte commands an impressive view of […]

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral (George and King Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island) — built in 1841, the present edifice is the fifth church that has occupied this spot. Along the walls, tablets trace the trials Nassau citizens endured over 150 years ago. Be sure to look at the baptismal font at the back of the sanctuary. […]

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Balcony House

Balcony House (Market Street & Trinity Place, Nassau, New Providence Island) — In the midst of a bustling 20th century city, step back in time and discover an 18th century architectural gem. This quaint historic landmark is named for its overhanging balcony and is thought to be the oldest wooden residential structure in The Bahamas. […]

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Albert Lowe Museum

Albert Lowe Museum (Parliament Street, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay) – Green Turtle Cay was one of the first islands settled in The Bahamas, in the 1770’s by the Revolutionary War Loyalists. Many of the island’s 500 or so residents can trace their ancestry back to these Loyalists. This museum, established in 1976 and housed […]