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Nassau Public Library & Museum

Nassau Public Library & Museum
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Type of Attraction
Buildings & Monuments, Museums, Castles, Palaces, Historic Homes
Neighborhood
Downtown
Interests That Apply
History, Literature, Architecture, Local Culture, Art, Photography
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Price: Free
There is a yearly fee to check out books, ranging from $5 to $20, depending on you many books you'd like to have out at a time. See the website for further details.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Stairs
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Nassau Public Library & Museum

Old Jailhouse


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Address: Phone:
Shirley St
(between Parliament St & Bank Ln)
Nassau, NP
+1 242 322 4907

Description

Built in the late 18th century, this octagonal-shaped building was originally used as a jail for the island of New Providence. Later, in 1873, it was converted into a public library (the island's first), and still serves a library purpose. The building also houses an interesting museum of artifacts (including rare Arawak tribe items), old books, documents, and photographs that tell the story of the island. The public still comes here looking for reading material, as the library stocks a great collection of old and new books and is open to anyone who's looking for a good read.


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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 10am-8pm, Mon-Thurs; 10am-5pm, Fri; 10am-4pm, Sat
Visit Time: 1hr-2hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free
Price Notes: There is a yearly fee to check out books, ranging from $5 to $20, depending on you many books you'd like to have out at a time. See the website for further details.

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Friends, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Walking
Parking Availability: Yes


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