Balcony House Museum


Thought to be the oldest surviving residence in Nassau (it dates to just after the American Revolution, and was built by Loyalists fleeing the fledgling United States), the pretty pink Balcony House has been restored to its late 18th-century splendor, and is packed with antiques and curios.

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1. Pirates of Nassau

0.07 MILES

It's hard to ignore the pirate pacing outside and posing for selfies on the pedestrianized strip off George St. The walk-through exhibition space trades…

2. Government House


This splendid Georgian mansion, residence of the governor-general, surmounts Mount Fitzwilliam (central Nassau's low hill) like a festive pink cake…

4. Heritage Museum of the Bahamas

0.14 MILES

Mostly comprising a substantial private collection of antiques and artifacts relating to the history of the Bahamas, this small museum covers a lot of…

5. Bahama Barrels

0.16 MILES

The Bahamas' first winery, in the former Sisters of Charity chapel, is the latest Graycliff venture. You can sample wines for free and chat with the…

6. Graycliff Chocolatier

0.19 MILES

Completing the Graycliff's Heritage Village trifecta (wine, chocolate and cigars), this boutique chocolate factory uses Caribbean cacao to produce a wide…

7. Nassau Public Library


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8. Graycliff Cigar Co


Wandering into this cigar factory is like falling into 1920s Cuba. In a narrow, smoke-yellowed room with old-fashioned mosaic floors, torcedores (cigar…