Brooklyn, New York: Coney Island - Sideshows by the Seashore

RoadsideAmerica.com Team Field Report

Coney Island Museum

Address:
1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Directions:
Coney Island Museum. By car: Belt Parkway to Coney Island Exit 6. Turn right on Cropsey Avenue. Go 2 blocks. By subway: Take the D, Q, N or F subway line to the last stop (Stillwell Avenue). Exit the station and cross Surf Avenue to the Nathans side. Go left and walk one block to the corner of 12th Street.
Hours:
Daily 1-6 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
718-372-5159
Admission:
Adults $5.00
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Sideshow by the Seashore.

Coney Island - Sideshows by the Seashore

Historical playland of the world, with some revitalized cheese and midway romance.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/02/2010]

Visitor Tips and News About Coney Island - Sideshows by the Seashore

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

House of Freaks - P.T. Barnum Mermaid

The House of Freaks at New York City's fabled Coney Island is worth a look. Upstairs there's a museum, and downstairs a humble blackbox theatre which features, among other things, one of PT Barnum's three `mermaids' -- manufactured fish/monkey hybrids used in his circus show. Also try to meet Insectavora, the heavily tattooed and pierced contortionist.

[Thom Woodley, 09/29/2002]
Feejee Mermaid

At the freak show in Coney Island they purport to have the feejee mermaid (on loan from the PT Barnum museum).

[Jaosn Diaz, 10/14/2000]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mama and Papa BurgerMama and Papa Burger, Brooklyn, NY - < 1 mi.
Large Hat on a PoleLarge Hat on a Pole, Brooklyn, NY - 3 mi.
Statue of Man Trampling MermaidsStatue of Man Trampling Mermaids, Brooklyn, NY - 6 mi.
In the region:
Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Bronx, NY - 20 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New York Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

International Spy Museum, Washington, DC (Oct 11-17, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now

 

Favorite Quirky City Sights