Where: Wells' Built Museum & Heritage House, 511 W. South St., Orlando, FL 32805
When: Thursday, June 19th
The oldest national celebration in honor of the end of slavery, Juneteenth is not only one of the most beloved festivals in Orlando, but a truly treasured facet of American culture. In addition to the bulk of events at Wells' Built Museum & Heritage House, there are also numerous festivities throughout Downtown Orlando, so be sure to call 407-245-7535 for updates as the date gets closer.
About the Museum
Formerly the Wells' Built Hotel, the museum and Heritage House dates back to 1926, today housing turn-of-the-century artifacts and memorabilia across 6,000 sq-ft. of painstakingly preserved space. In fact, there's even a guest room that's fully furnished as it was in the 1930s, allowing visitors an authentic immersion in the days of yore.
What to Expect - MUSIC!!!
In the spirit of iconic performers who've graced Orange County events and stayed at Wells' Built over the years - including national treasures like Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Billie Holiday - Juneteenth is all about the music. It's an absolute must-attend festival full of gospel, jazz, blues, and literary performers of both national and local acclaim.