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Junkanoo Expo Museum

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Address: Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island
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+1 242-323-3182
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Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.

Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.

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The Junkanoo Expo is a fabulous way to spend some time in Nassau. We took a cab to the museum and it seemed that the driver was impressed that we even heard of Junkanoo. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2012
HelloKitty1727
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Macomb, Illinois
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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2012

The Junkanoo Expo is a fabulous way to spend some time in Nassau. We took a cab to the museum and it seemed that the driver was impressed that we even heard of Junkanoo. We arrived during the middle of a tour so I'd recommend calling before just because you would miss out on a lot of information if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2012

My husband and I went here and weren't sure what to expect. Arlene and her husband are the best! Their demeanor and friendliness was so infectious. Our visit consisted of a brief explanation, viewing of past costumes, some soda tasting, and made A LOT of noise, but it was SO much fun.

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Crofton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2012

The Educulture Junkanoo Museum is at 31 West Street, which is about 5 minutes from the Straw Market and is well worth a visit. I read about this expo on TripAdviser and emailed to confirm the location and hours. The museum director responded and gave detailed directions to the museum. The same director, Arlene Ferguson, gave us a tour of... More 

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Wanamassa, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

If you have the opportunity to visit during christmas and ny.... IT is worth the trip. the glorious costumes and the dedication to detail and tradition is evident through the entire parade!!! purchase seats for a minimal cost for the best views

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Rockledge, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

Arlene Nash Ferguson is a wonderful hostess at the Educulture Junkanoo Museum at 31 West Street, the house that Arlene grew up in. If on foot, you climb up to the hilltop to find the museum. We had emailed Arlene to make sure she'd be open and we were the only two on the tour. She told us so many... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

What a wonderful museum! We were able to tour the repurposed home by Mrs. Arlene Nash Ferguson herself. She and her family run the "Educulture Mini Junkanoo Museum" she and her family have a long history of maintaining and keeping the Junkanoo traditions alive. The exhibits go from room to room and the history is very interesting, including all the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

Following some reviews here on Trip Advisor and other indirect website notations, we were able to find this GEM of a museum. Royal Caribbean does not sponsor an excursion here, and that is a shame (I believe right now only Norwegian and Disney do!). The tradition of Junkanoo dates back to the slave era, where they were given 3 days... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

Junkanoo is so much fun! If you like Toronto's Caribana and other types of west indian/caribbean carnivals, you'll love Junaknoo! They're elaborate floats, costumes and live bands are something to be seen! It only happens twice a year so make sure you check it out!

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

THe shops as usual were great. New location because of the fire.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

See the mask and costumes from Junkanoo parades on display

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