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Beaches Museum and History Park

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Beaches Museum and History Park

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381 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250-5425
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Barbara S wrote a review Mar 2020
372 contributions58 helpful votes
Delighted with the visit to this museum. It was free, but could leave a donation. There was not only a museum. There were also several buildings in the park one could visit by guided tour. Very interesting and enjoyable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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powtraveller wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada44 contributions9 helpful votes
a wonderful free museum--lots of local history--start your trip here as they have lots of ideas, coupons and brochures to enusre you have a great time in the area, John our guide to the outdoor exhibits was very knowledgable. leave yourself a couple of hours so you can enjoy the local video, exhibits and the art gallery
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pamela C wrote a review Feb 2020
Jacksonville Beach, Florida133 contributions4 helpful votes
This paid tour of the little park on Beach Blvd includes a walk through the main museum where the painted walls tell the history of the beaches in Jacksonville. There are artifacts like old life guard equipment in there. It was fun to see how it changed through the years. There is also a huge tropical painting by one of the Florida highway men (artist). Upstairs but not on display are a huge number of old photographs of the area. Outside the museum, your tour includes an old railroad train engine (bigger than you’d imagine)! Also, the original post office and a small residence. Now a lovely old wooden chapel has jointed the park. You can book your wedding at the small church & reception in the museum. Local Fletcher High School often books reunions there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NeneM10 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida59 contributions9 helpful votes
A delightful step back into history. The Jacksonville Beaches Museum isn’t huge but it captured our attention for over three hours this morning. The exhibits are well done with relevant artifacts and specific details about the settlement and development of each area of the beaches. Highlighting influential persons that had a significant impact on each area. One entire room is dedicated to Neptune Beach for a close up look - this exhibit is scheduled to run through March 2020. The museum property includes several original structures (moved to the property for restoration and display) including a chapel (available for private events), a 1900 century Cracker House, a Flagler Railroads Foreman’s house as occupied in the late 1800’s. One of the original Flagler Railroad Train Depots - complete with ticket office and telegraph and the first Post Office. The museum is self guided for the most part but if you have the opportunity to tour the facility/building with Keith (the last of the original docents) don’t miss it. Keith has so much information to share that can’t be captured in a historical display.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Cathy A wrote a review Jan 2020
Emerson, Georgia54 contributions4 helpful votes
Girls and I were looking to kill some time before heading to the stadium. This little jewel was just the thing. Remarkably well done museum that is free to visit. Saw a 10 minute video overview of the history of the area starting with the native people. Learned things I never knew. Touring the buildings across the street was interesting as well. Be sure not to miss the lovely chapel. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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