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What to do in Nassau- Pirates of Nassau

What to do in Nassau- Pirates of Nassau

What to do in Nassau – Pirates of Nassau Museum  Located in the Downtown Area west of the Prince George Dock about a 5-8 minute walk, lies a large maroon building with the infamous scull and cross bones.  This symbol as many may know was the sign of a pirate ship that sailed the high seas. The Bahamas was notorious…

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The Cloisters

The Cloisters

  Just a short trip over the bridge lies the Versailles Gardens and the Cloisters. Did you know that the garden and cloisters were originally a part of a French Monastery? The structure was built in the 12 or 13 century in Montrejau France by the Augustinian Order. Most people think it was built in the 14 century but according…

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Clifton Heritage Park

Clifton Heritage Park

  Did you know that the Clifton heritage site dates back to more than 220 years ago? The property was originally owned by a Loyalist that left the Americas for the Bahamas by the name of John Wood. Its recorded that Mr Wood moved to Nassau and purchased land to farm in the late 1700’s. In 1785 he commissioned the…

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Rooster Statue

Rooster Statue

Facing in a Northerly direction on the round about of Blue Hill road, Tonique Williams Darling Highway and Independence highway stands a statue that many passing by will stare and take a look at, for the locals however it has become an item that simply exist but is hardly look at. This statue is in the form of a rooster.  It…

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Bust of Sir Milo Butler Statue

Bust of Sir Milo Butler Statue

  Did you know that the bust of sir Milo Butler weighs 375lbs and with its stone pedestal clocks in at over 550lbs? Located across from parliament square the bust of sir Milo Butler is made of an alloy of 85% copper 5% tin 5% zinc and 5% lead, this is known as gun metal or red brass. Because of…

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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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