6135 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Phone: (904) 777-5313
Fax: (904) 778-1545
6135 Youngerman Circle, Jacksonville, FL, US, 32244
- Phone: (904) 777-5313
- Fax: (904) 778-1545
Arts & Museums
Located at the southern tip of Jacksonville, this museum is dedicated to promoting Floridian history. Housed inside the historic Walter Jones general store it is an example of a one-story, crossroads country store. On display are artifacts detailing the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, who lived in Mandarin, as well as artifacts and memorabilia recovered from the Maple Leaf, a Union naval ship sunk off Mandarin Point in 1884. Admission is free.
This small but informative 25-year old museum, located minutes from I-10 off US 17, celebrates both the history and culture of daily life in the South during the 19th century. At the Museum of Southern History there are artifacts and memorabilia from the Civil War, and from everyday Southern life, politics and fashion. Friendly staff can assist visitors who are interested in tracing the genealogy of Southern families, leading you through the extensive research library that features more than 3,000 volumes. A spectacular assortment of original military items is on sale in the museum's gift shop, called The Florida Depot.
This pleasant gallery features a wide range of artwork from contemporary to traditional art and prints from local, national and international artists. The Venice Collection features the work of Louise Freshman Brown, Larry Wilson, Bob Fagin, Alynne Sharp and others. The gallery also stocks one of the largest lines of designer moldings in north Florida. You will find this gem of a gallery south of the historic Riverside neighborhood in Jacksonville, just two blocks from Roosevelt Boulevard.
R. Roberts Gallery offers fine art, sculpture and professional framing services. Such well-known artists as Mackenzie Thorpe and Frederick Hart are featured, and the gallery boasts a large collection of sculptures by Hart. Local artists' works are also on display in a separate gallery. Custom-framing professionals can help you choose from more than 1000 frames and give you some nifty ideas on unusual framing of your treasured artwork. Contact the gallery for information on upcoming events.
Pedestrian Gallery focuses on contemporary art and features Southeastern US artists. It sponsors numerous shows and exhibits and helps local artists establish careers. In addition, the gallery promotes education in the visual arts with its Regional Artist Workspace (RAW), a center that holds monthly classes on everything from drawing and painting to bookbinding and portfolio review, along with art programs for kids. It is a great way to appreciate the variety of local and regional artwork.
Opened in 1961, this museum and art education center has handsome gardens with fragrant blooms, and peaceful, winding walkways. The permanent collection at Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens focuses on the history of art with exhibits spanning the eras from ancient times to the 20th century. Temporary exhibits are also presented throughout the year. The museum is located off I-95, and approximately five minutes from downtown.
Tucked away in the charming old San Marco district, this spacious, airy, full-service gallery is home to works from regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. Stellers gallery represents more than 30 artists whose work encompasses a wide variety of styles, from realism to impressionism and abstraction. In addition, it sells original works, limited edition lithographs, serigraphs and antique botanicals and illustrations.
Three eclectic women, each with a different skill under her belt, paint San Marco's red with their eccentric art boutique. Their goal is to create "functional pieces of art" and with this in mind, the stores houses many other works of art exclusive of just paintings/work on canvas. Fabric art, beautiful glass bead art, other arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased here. They also have art, craft, sewing and knitting classes held intermittently, for more details please contact them.
This gallery is located inside the Reddi Arts shop off Hendricks Avenue. It features an eclectic range of two and three-dimensional works in a variety of media by local artists. If you are an art collector or art lover, head to the gallery to witness budding artists. The gallery is known to play host to the work of local artists as well as students. This is said to be the hub of all budding local artists.
Jacksonville Maritime Museum overflows with exhibits dedicated to nautical history, particularly that relating to the St. Johns River and the Port of Jacksonville. Browse through the artifacts from the Civil War and models of the Titanic, Florida's famous tugboat— The Three Friends, sailing ships and steamboats. A small gift shop sells an assortment of nautically themed collectibles and gifts. Volunteer help is always needed.
Nicknamed MOSH, this museum overlooks the St. Johns River and is near Downtown Jacksonville. Great fun and an educational experience for the whole family, it comes with its own planetarium. Exhibits include marine life, native Florida wildlife, local history, and the Holozone, full of interactive games and simulator rides. In addition, classroom activities and planetarium programs allow for hands-on, interactive fun. Don't miss The Living Room, MOSH's animal exhibit.
Located inside Jacksonville Museum of Science and History, it offers regular shows for the whole family focusing on our solar system. Famed summertime Cosmic Concerts combine laser light shows with music ranging from classic rock to modern pop. Admission is free with paid admission to the Museum of Science and History. Originally named the Alexander Brest Planetarium, but after the Henry and Lucy Gooding Endowment and the Bryan family made a gift of nearly half a million dollars to the Museum, the planetarium was officially renamed the Bryan Good Planetarium in the Alexander Brest Science Theater