Nassau is a town that offers so many interesting points of attraction, including their unique history and art. You can see the forts, 17th- and 18th-century buildings that are still in use, and take an afternoon to soak up some history in one of the local museums.
Pirates of Nassau Museum:
The Bahamas was the grand stage for pirates and their nefarious deeds during a large part of the 18th century. You can check out the interactive Pirate experience in the heart of Olde Towne Nassau. Immerse yourself in the world of 1716 and let your adventure begin on a moonlit dock amidst the sounds of lapping water and pirates celebrating in a nearby tavern. This museum, loads of fun for kids, narrates the life and customs of these mythical figures.
Nassau Botanical Garden:
Opened at the time of The Bahamas’ Independence on July 10, 1973, the Nassau Botanical Gardens provide a tranquil retreat for nature-loving residents. To stroll through this garden is to lose yourself in the world of tropical plants, fountains, small waterfalls and various lagoons surrounded by exuberant vegetation.
Scale the walls of Fort Charlotte:
No Caribbean island jaunt is complete without a ramble through a historic fort, and Nassau’s best is Fort Charlotte. Constructed in 1788, it offers a sprawling 100 acres of cannons, dungeons, and even secret passages and tunnels for you to explore. Fort Charlotte is a British-colonial era fort built on a hill overlooking Nassau Harbour. The fort sits just a short walk west of downtown Nassau.
Walk the Queen’s Staircase:
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. These steps were constructed in the late 18th century and were once the main route from Fort Fincastle into the city of Nassau. Now “the 66 steps” stand surrounded by moss, ferns, and vines, and look almost like Mayan ruins set on a marshy Caribbean island. The walk won’t take long, and the steps are a cool, shady respite on a hot day.