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“Had a great time and well worth the visit!”

Museum of Southern History
Ranked #66 of 172 things to do in Jacksonville
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Had a great time and well worth the visit!”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

This is a smaller museum but my father and I somehow spent well over 2 hours checking out their collection and talking to the guide. If you are interested in the American Civil War, visiting this museum is a must! Be sure to ask the guys working there about the hate-mail they get from uneducated wackos who complain about the Confederate flag flying outside under the American flag (it's a Civil War museum, duh!).

Visited January 2013
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Museum visit”
Reviewed 5 September 2012

This was the best museum i have ever been to! Great Civil War stuff!! The have all kinds of stuff. Kids get in free too! Don't see that much anymore.

Visited September 2012
6 Thank shillcw
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
959 reviews
452 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,256 helpful votes
“The War of Northern Aggression (from the Guides point of view))”
Reviewed 13 June 2012

This museum is fairly small but does have some interesting exhibits and some tour guides who know a great deal about the Civil War (from, as the name implies, a southern point of view). With the tour and discussions with the guides, I would allow 1-2 hours for the tour of civil war uniforms, weapons, battlefield exhibits, etc.

Visited June 2012
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Orlando, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Learning Experience”
Reviewed 14 July 2011

This museum is a great find. The person conducting the tour was very knowledgeable about the museum artifacts and the history surrounding them. The tour kept our 15 year old son' s attention, he said that he really enjoyed it and learned a lot. There are some remarkable items on display- don't miss the opportunity to see them up close. There is also a library with books about the civil war era. Very reasonable suggested donation- the museum does not receive any government funding.

Visited July 2011
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Don't Miss This Outstanding Museum When in Jacksonville, Florida”
Reviewed 7 October 2009

The Museum of Southern History is located at 4304 Herschel Street in a nice part of town. It has well executed exhibits, primarily about the War Between the States, and many very rare artifacts. There is also a section about World War II. The staff is exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. One feature is a library area that has over 5,000 volumes. You can look up your ancestors that may have participated in the WBTS. I was able to find exactly what I was seeking concerning artillery carriages. This gem is privately funded, so it endeavors to bring history to life in a very truthful manner. Adult admission is $3.00. As with any venue, be sure to call for the latest hours of operation, etc. The phone number is [--]. While in the area, consider having lunch or supper at Pastiche ["Southern Comfort with a French Flair"]. It is just north of the museum at 4260 Herschel Street. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the history museum. It is well worth a trip. You will not be disappointed.

20 Thank TJSJ
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