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Enjoy high tea with the governor’s spouse or watch the changing of the guard at this important historical building.

The official residence of the Governor General is an elegant example of colonial Georgian architecture with over two centuries of history. Since 1806 the Government House has been home to the Bahamian representative to the Queen. Watch the regal changing-of-the-guard ceremony, attend a high tea with the governor’s spouse or simply walk the house’s circular drive as you admire its coral-colored exterior. Architecture enthusiasts will love the detailed exterior, while those wanting a glimpse of the glamour of the colonial Bahamas will find a visit to Government House fascinating.

Walk around the house’s exterior to inspect the intricate stucco walls and flamboyant paint job. Said to be the color of the conch, the large seashell famous in the region, the building stands out against its surroundings and makes for a great photograph. Notice a large statue of Christopher Columbus resting outside its doors; the statue was imported from England in 1830.

Make your way to Government House on the second Saturday of every month to witness the changing-of-the-guard ceremony. Accompanied by the Bahamas Police Force Band, the guards clad in white uniforms perform the well-rehearsed ritual in time with the drum line. Look for the leopard-skin drums and the spiked pith helmets, an intriguing mix of colonial pomp and Bahamian flare.

Between January and November, the last Friday of the month is reserved for a high tea at the house. Hosted by the governor general’s spouse and open to the public, the afternoon event is part of the city’s People-to-People program. Revel in the chance to dine in one of the most elegant buildings in Nassau, meeting notable local figures and being entertained by traditional musicians and storytellers.

Government House is located in Nassau’s Old Town. It can be reached easily on foot from the harbor precinct and downtown Nassau or via car or bus. Parking is available outside the complex. While entrance to the building is usually restricted, admission to the grounds is possible and is free of charge.

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