Market and George Streets


Market and George StreetsA trip through the Nassau’s Market and George Streets is a great way to experience a bit of culture and to pick up unique souvenirs in the Bahamas. Market and George Streets run parallel from Bay up to Government House; this is where some of the more important heritage structures are located as you explore every inch of these streets.

A trip through the streets will take about an hour, depending on how long you linger at each stop. View the adorable Christ Church Cathedral, the Trinity Methodist, the St Andrew's Presbyterian, the beautiful and bright Balcony House, the Verandah House and the Gregory Arch, which are all located between Market and George Streets.

The streets are definitely worth a visit from you as it takes you on a historical journey into the colorful life of Nassau. On these streets there are many old buildings where the colonial heritage is seen everywhere. Balcony House on Market Street is a charming 18th century landmark, painted in pink and is a two storey house named for its overhanging balcony. It is the oldest wooden residential structure in Nassau. Enter this house to see the stunning furnishings and design that recapture the elegance of an era long ago. A mahogany staircase is one of the highlights of the interior.

Along this path is Fort Charlotte, with its acres that offer a wonderful view of the city, the beach, the cruise ships and the ocean beyond. At the corners of Duke and George Streets, the impressive pink and white Government House stands tall. It is the official residence of the governor-general of the Bahamas since 1801. This building is an excellent example of the fusion of Bahamian-British and American Colonial architecture as the styles highlight the influence of each.

A swashbuckling venue located in the heart of George Street, the Pirates of Nassau Museum is where you can Experience the true story of pirates in an amazing, historically interactive program that promises to teach and entertain you totally

While on your Market and George Streets exploits, you can combine your tour with a trip to the amazing Straw Market, Hartleys Underwater Seawalk, the Blue Lagoon Island tour, or the and Dolphin Encounters, all located near these streets.

Market and George Streets1If you want to do some sightseeing while you are in Nassau, learn more about the colonial past of the city and visit the interesting museums and art galleries, which are other remarkable places, Nassau has to offer.