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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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Address: 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3336
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+1 904-356-6857
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue 10:00 - 21:00
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Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and...

Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history.

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Interesting Exhibits as well as Wonderful Gardens

The permanent and special exhibits have always interested me. Check the special exhibits online. Even though not all exhibits will interest young children, they sometimes have... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The permanent and special exhibits have always interested me. Check the special exhibits online. Even though not all exhibits will interest young children, they sometimes have hands on activities for children to explore their creativity. There are seasonal gardens, designed by well known landscapers, overlooking the St. John's River. If you go on a Saturday you may get to experience... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has exhibits for all ages. My favorite part of this museum are the grounds that are beautifully manicured. You definitely want want to bring your camera.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens, ideal for photography! Great art collection and an interactive kids area. Free first Saturday of the month and on Tuesdays after 4.30pm.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is within walking distance of St John's B&B. That alone made it nice. Plenty of parking also. Small cafe with outdoor seating. Nice selection of all types of Art. I like the ladies fashion display, and the old radios. There is a hands on area of interest to preteens and adults. The gardens in Dec. were limited but... More 

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Dumont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky to visit on Free Admission Saturday. We had an excellent tour by Kathy, very informative. Leave you wanting to learn more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Cummer Museum has a very good collection and an attractive building, and we really enjoyed the special Lift exhibition. There is also an attractive landscape along the river with English and Italian Gardens and a fountain. We also had a nice lunch at the museum café.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a landmark here in Jax worth taking the time to visit and tour. I work about a block away and have lunch at the café at least 2 to 4 times a month. Prices are a little on the higher side for lunch for those that would rather not spend more than $10 at lunch but it is so... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a free event going on at the museum. Although we didn't paint we were able to view the grounds and the inside of the museum. The outside gardens were beautiful just beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love small museums. You can concentrate on a few areas, and without frustrating the seven year old or exhausting the grandparents, have a good experience. A few areas such as the gardens and the ceramic display had special guide pamphlets with suggested activities for kids, which we enjoyed with the grandson. The dedicated kids area was also very well... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

As our request, friends took us here. We had the day together and this was an OK museum. Gardens were nice too.

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