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Nassau City Tour
"The tour includes more than eight stops such as the famous staircase of Queen Victoria the majestic Governor's Mansion the Rum Distillery John Watling and Fort Charlotte. You will also have an opportunity to meet and interact with local fishermen and craft artists at the straw market the most popular souvenir point of the city where you can enjoy outdoor fun and tax- Portuguese or English.""""This tour of the city of Nassau takes you on an interactive adventure through the capital of the island ""Nassau"" where you will be able to meet some of the most famous historical sites
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Blast from the Past Nassau Tour
"Offered multiple times throughout the day this fully-narrated tour is the perfect way to learn about the Bahamas history while exploring its capital city Nassau. Meet up with a friendly informative guide near Junkanoo Beach and claim a complimentary Bahamian souvenir a cold bottle of water and a map/brochure. Then take off through the town!The first stop on the tour will be Colonial Hilton Fort Nassau and the statue of Woodes Rogers. Head down to Pompey Square and the Pompey Museum then continue on to the straw market and the famous [STATUE OF??] John Bull. Visit Rawson Square Sir Stafford Sands Fountain and Parliament Square
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Cultural City Tour of Nassau
"The tour includes stops such as the famous staircase of Queen Victoria the majestic Governor's Mansion the Rum Distillery John Watling's and Fort Fincastle. You will also have an opportunity to meet and interact with local craft artists at the Museum of Junkanoo to learn about the annual costume festival - Junkanoo Parade. This street parade includes musi dancing and costumes in many towns across the Bahamas every Boxing Day (December 26) and New Year's Day (January 1). The largest Junkanoo parade happens in the capital New Providence - Nassau.Your tour guide will answer all your tour questions ab"""This tour of the city of Nassau takes you on an interactive adventure through the capital of the island where you will be able to see some of the most famous historical sites
From $84.00

Government House Tips (9)

Columbus Statue

On our cab tour of Nassau, we stopped at Government House. In front of it is a 12 foot tall statue, labeled Christopher Columbus - 1492.

The statue reminds me of the statue which is supposed to represent Lord Baltimore which is on the steps of a courthouse in Baltimore - the one in Baltimore was modeled on the actor Francis X Bushman who looked nothing like Lord Baltimore. Both statues have a big hat, a cape and a sword - clothing reminiscent of the cavaliers of 17th century. It is good that there is a name on it, because otherwise, no one looking at this statue would ever guess that the bearded man, with a sword, a slouch hat cocked rakishly on his head and a cape over his shoulder, is intended to represent Columbus.

This statue was reportedly designed in London by an aide to American novelist and Columbus biographer Washington Irving. The designer obviously did not look at any pictures of Columbus when he did the design. The statue was imported from London and placed in front of Government House by Governor James Carmichael Smyth in 1830 .



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grandmaR
Nov 22, 2016

Government House

Around the corner and just up from the Straw market is Government House .We had a look just from across the street at beautiful pink and white Government House with elegant and steep steps leading up to it.

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easterntrekker
Mar 27, 2013

Government House & Christopher Columbus statue

Government House is located on the side of Prospect Ridge and overlooks northwards down over Nassau. The original house was built in 1737 by Governor Fitzwilliam and the site has been in government hands since 1799. The current house was built in 1932 after the previous structure was destroyed by a hurricane in 1929. You are able to walk around the grounds but not inside the building itself.

In front of the house is the statue of Christopher Colombus that was presented to Governor Smythe in 1830.

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Willettsworld
Feb 21, 2006

Christopher Columbus Statue

Since he was the first European to set foot on Bahamian shores in 1792, the New Government House hoisted a statue in his honor to proudly boast in front of the façade of the Capitol. Luciously adorned with flowers from the gardens around it, the pinks and yellows blended beautifully with the summer day.

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XanderDone
Jun 22, 2005
 
 
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New Government House

Since independence, the government has housed a larger company of people, and needed more room for its own parliament to be able to work. I entered from the eastern side, and the guard allowed me to enter for free to take pictures, but you're only allowed to take pictures of the façade, the gardens and the statue. Good enough for me, so long as it's free...

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XanderDone
Jun 22, 2005

Old Government House

This is where the colonial government met and took control of Bahamian government until it reached its independence. Great historical archives are available here, and it offers a great preview for the Capitol.

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XanderDone
Jun 22, 2005

Government House

Pink colonnial dominates as already mentioned - from the main government house to many of the public buildings dotted round town.

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leffe3
Apr 21, 2008

Government House

The Government House, built in 1801, is the official residence of the governor-general. The front is decorated with a statue of Christopher Columbus, who discovered the island in 1492.

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Nov 28, 2004
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"Nassau - Capital of the Bahamas"
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"Islands in the sea"
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"Nassau!"
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"Happiness is Quite O-Cay"
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Colon

In 1492, Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the New World on the island of San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas.

His statue is in front of the Government House.

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Dec 19, 2003

Things to Do Near Nassau

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Atlantis Marina

The Atlantis Marina has some impressive yachts. We walked by the Marina on the way out of the Shopping village and were surprised at the number of yachts and their grandeur. It must be nice to travel...
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