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Balcony House

Balcony House

Did you know that Balcony House may be the oldest house in the city of Nassau? Not the oldest building but oldest residential home, records as far back as 1788 report a small structure on the property. This map and historical time will place Balcony House in the Loyalist era. History of this structure become interesting between18410-1844 when the house…

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Government House

Government House

  Did you know that Government House is listed as the official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas? The original government house was the home of Governor Richard Fitzwilliam and was completed in 1737 but was soon replaced with a new building built in the Georgian Colonial style as we see it today. The hill on which it…

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Fort Charlotte

Fort Charlotte

Heading west on the island of New Providence from the city of Nassau, nestled snugly on top of an overlooking hill is Fort Charlotte. This fort was built by Lord Dunmore in 1793 under the rule of  Lord Dunmore on the island of New providence from 1787 to 1796. Subsequent years after Lord Dunmore, two additional forts were added to…

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Fort Montagu

Fort Montagu

  Did you know that Fort Montagu is the oldest existing fort on the island of New Providence? July 2014 will make this fort 272 years old. It was completed in1742 by Peter Henry Bruce and 34 years later was raided by American soldiers in an assault known as The Raid of Nassau during the American war for independence. These…

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Paradise Island  Lighthouse

Paradise Island Lighthouse

The Paradise Island Lighthouse                             Did you know that the paradise island lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in the Bahamas? Although from a distance it doesn’t seem so old but if you keep in mind that It was built in 1817 which, as of 2014, makes it…

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The Water Tower

The Water Tower

  Did you know that next to Fort Fincastle on top of Bennett’s hill stands the water tower of which its top makes it the highest point on the island of New Providence? The water tower was built in 1928 to provide a steady water pressure to the city of Nassau and it stands 216ft amsl and 126ft agl. So…

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Fort Fincastle

Fort Fincastle

  Did you know that fort Fincastle was built in 1793 by lord Dunmore and the hill where it was built is known as Bennett’s hill. The fort was used as a light house up until 1817 when the water tower is built and used as a lighthouse. The fort is said to be shaped like a paddle steamer but…

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The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph

  Did you know that a Cenotaph is an empty tomb or monument built to honor a person or group of people who died and their remains are elsewhere other than their homeland? The cenotaph, located in parliament square the garden of remembrance, commemorates the brave Bahamians who served under the British army during world wars I and II. The…

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The Public Library

The Public Library

Located far behind the Parliament Buildings of Bay street is a weird looking building that many will walk by with out taking a second glance. This building  however has a history spanning further back than all the buildings in front of it. This is the Public Library of Nassau.   The library was built and completed some time in 1797-1800…

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