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Balcony House

Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-302-2621
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The oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century.
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Market Street off Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-302-2621

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Ok...reported to be the oldest wooden building on the island from the 1800"s and restored in 1992. A museum with interesting items inside with free admission. We were there on a Tuesday and It was close when it was advertised to be open. Whatever! Therefore...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most recognizable buildings on the island of Nassau Bahamas dating back to 1788. The Balcony House in Nassau is a bright pink home with an interesting history. Ian Fleming stayed there once as he did research for his James Bond...More

Thank keith j
Reviewed 23 June 2017

If you take a city tour, this will be one of the stops. Use a certified tour guide to really get a flavor of the Island.

Thank Teacheragent101
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stop 5 on a self-guided walking tour we created for downtown Nassau, Bahamas, while there aboard Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Said to be the oldest residential building in Nassau. Or the oldest wooden building. It is, without a doubt, pink. Another great photo...More

1  Thank AlpinerHut
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is a really cool bit of history on the island. It's a quick tour but filled with lot's of information. I don't want to give to much away but if you have the time check it out.

Thank Suzy L
Reviewed 4 February 2017

How fortunate we were to come upon this house while walking through the city! I was immediately drawn to this beautiful pink gem. We were so surprised to find that there is no admission fee (donations for preservation accepted). We happened to be the only...More

Thank Carolynvk
Reviewed 18 November 2016

A little research into original colonial architecture in Nassau set us on a quest to the 1780 pink balcony house. Disappointed to find it closed up tight and looking as if ready to fall down, on our next trip a few years later, we hit...More

1  Thank 919robinh
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This house is easy to miss, situated on Market St which is no longer part of mainstream Nassau. Our guide was a very enthusiastic local who gave us an excellent tour of the first house built in Nassau complete with the staircase originally from a...More

Thank mdeveria
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This house is full of history. Admission is by donation or tip to the guide. The guide is helpful and kind in explaining their culture and they take pride of it. Although there isn't much of history of this island, they are still so warm...More

Thank JerryofChina
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Had a lovely time in Balcony House, gives you a real insight into how people lived, The house itself is very well kept and the staff are very professional, It really is worth a visit.

Thank Paul M
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