Jacksonville Museums & Historic Sites
Discover History & Art in Jacksonville Florida
Jacksonville has several museums to visit, from the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art next to the downtown library, to the Museum of Science and History with three stories of science & local history exhibits and a planetarium.
Of particular interest to history buffs, the Musuem of Southern History features numerous exhibits from the Civil War period. This musuem also features a research library useful for geneological research.
Consult the following list for more information on the museums to help you plan your visit to Jacksonville, Florida.
Jacksonville museums are listed by distance from the hotel:
Jacksonville Museum-Modern Art 11.9 mi
333 N Laura St, Jacksonville 904-366-6911
The Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art (JMOMA) opened its 60,000 square foot facility in 2003, located adjacent to the Main Library downtown. Tracing its roots back to the formation of Jacksonville's Fine Arts Society in 1924, the museum features eclectic permanent and traveling exhibitions.
Museum Of Science & History 12.8 mi
1025 Museum Cir, San Marco, FL 904-396-7062
The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is found on Jacksonville's South Riverwalk, and features three stories of hands-on science and local history exhibits, including the Alexander Brest Planetarium. Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is touchy-feely. Tots can entertain themselves for hours in the Kidspace treehouse; older children track whales and listen to their voices. A new simulator takes passengers through the human body or an aircraft carrier. An easy walk away to Jacksonville Maritime Museum (and Jacksonville Historical Center.
Cummer Museum Of Art & Gardens 13.0 mi
829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville 904-356-6857
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens holds a large collection of European and American paintings, as well as a world-renowned collection of early Meissen porcelain. The museum is surrounded by three acres of formal English and Italian style gardens, and is located on the bank of the St. Johns River.
Museum Of Southern History 17.0 mi
4304 Herschel St, Jacksonville 904-388-35744
Civil War Era memorabilia and artifacts from the war, politics, medicine, local history, weapons and fashions of that period. A 3,000-volume research library is also on site, complete with free genealogical research assistance.
Hands On Children's Museum 18.2 mi
8580 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville 904-642-2688
Enjoy this hands-on, interactive children's museum. They have pretend stations such as a vet's office, post office, grocery store, fire truck, dress-up stage and so much more. It's impossible for the kids to get bored here. There is also an area filled with toys for those children ages 3 and younger.
Jacksonville Maritime Muesum 18.2 mi
1015 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, 904-398-9011
The Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society is a non-profit, educational association and collects books, documents, artifacts, and other historical objects significant to General Maritime History of Jacksonville and Florida's First Coast; preserves their historical value; and interprets their meaning to the public by means of museum displays, educational programs, lectures and publications. Located on Southbank at the sound end of the Main Street Bridge by Friendship Fountain on the beautiful St. Johns River.