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Nassau, The Bahamas

Nassau Public Library & Museum

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Historic Landmark

The Nassau Public Library and Museum is located in downtown Nassau. The historic building was built in 1797 and was originally a colonial jail. It was also the first building built in what is now Parliament Square.

It wasn't until 1873 that the building was converted into a public library. The individual prison cells are lined with historic colonial documents, newspapers and books. Some cells were converted into reading rooms, while others house historic prints and Arawak artifacts.

The octagonal building features interesting architecture and is painted in an eye-catching pink color that really stands out. There is also a lovely garden in the back, along with a WWII memorial.

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