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Museum of Southern History

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Address: 4304 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL 32210
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+1 904-388-3574

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Welcoming guides. Interesting artifacts and displays.

Small private museum with very congenial guides and interesting artifacts. Interesting to learn (among other things) that the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all! Excellent... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Thomas R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Small private museum with very congenial guides and interesting artifacts. Interesting to learn (among other things) that the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all! Excellent experience was a bit marred by close-minded bias about all things southern.

Thank Thomas R
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We went at 11:00 am on a Saturday but they weren't open. I guess we should call ahead because it is staffed by volunteers? IDK.

Thank Pam_SL12345
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

3$ for adults and I think it was free for under 12 (not sure on the kids). Although I would suggest you call first to ensure that the volunteers are there - it is definitely worth the trip. They had a wide variety of artifacts and a full library, the volunteer even offered to help with the genealogy aspects for... More 

4 Thank Feathers F
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Small but full of so much southern history and southern hospitality. First off the people who work at this museum are very friendly and welcoming. They will offer to give you a guided tour or you can choose to walk around yourself and ask them any questions you may have. There is so much to see! I was pleasantly surprised.... More 

5 Thank Gabrielle L
Macedon Ranges, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Visited museum on 4-14-15. Charlie, an extremely well read guide esp. on US Civil War history, gave us a personal tour explaning each item in the museum and it's role in southern history. This museum is not extensive, however, it is a treasure trove of important artifacts. Definately worth a stop to see!

5 Thank david r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We visited the museum today with our senior church group. I think my husband and I were the only Yankees there but it was still very interesting. If you are from the south or have relatives from the south I'm sure you would really learn a lot about the war. The man that lead our tour was very knowledgeable, he... More 

3 Thank missjoflo
Leesport, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

We carefully checked the web site and drove out of our way to visit the museum on a Friday at 2:00. The door was locked and no temporary sign telling about not being open. Before we left another car arrived wanting to go in as well. So we have no idea what the museum is like, but be warned that... More 

Thank Philip W
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Having read a great deal regarding this time period, I found the exhibits very interesting. There are displays of flags, Confederate currency, and other bits of memorabilia. The staff member was interactive and helpful.

4 Thank MichaelandJuree
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I went there today and they were closed for lunch and posted a sign saying they would be be back at a certain hour. I showed up 5 mins after the hour and still the doors were locked. Not very professional

2 Thank Joel A
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Suspend any ideas/opinions you may have about the war or the Confederacy and visit this museum. It contains a very impressive collection and gives a very balanced presentation of the war between the states. It is not large, but it has a lot to keep you busy. The staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. I have been about 3 times... More 

5 Thank Susan46480

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