Amelia Island Museum of History
Visitors to the Amelia Island Museum of History are invited to "Unlock the Past," as they enter the renovated 1935 Nassau County Jail which houses historical objects and archaeological finds. Florida's only spoken history museum highlights the history of the Island of Eight Flags.
Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm - 4 pm. We have docent-led tours Monday through Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm.
For more information, visit ameliamuseum.org.
Appleton Museum of Art
The Appleton is an award-winning contemporary interpretation of classical architecture clad in Italian travertine marble. The 81,610-square-foot museum features 30,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the Appleton’s permanent collections. The Edith-Marie Appleton Gallery 4,000 square-foot, two-story exhibition gallery, was added in 1996 and a 2,662-square-foot art storage facility was completed in 2009. Galleries in the original building are arranged in a quadrangle which surrounds an interior courtyard and fountain. The museum features a 250-seat auditorium equipped with state-of-the-art sound equipment. Facilities also include three art studio/classroom spaces and courtyard café which can accommodate 150 guests.
Featuring: America’s Everglades: Through the Lens of Clyde Butcher through May 26.
For more information, visit AppletonMuseum.org.
Archer Historical Society Railroad
Housed in a historic, circa 1900 Seaboard Air Line depot, the Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum houses diverse memorabilia of Archer’s growth — from trains and local industry to the people who have made up the community. The museum has a large photograph collection and is presently building an archive of 20th century newspaper articles about the town.
Featuring: Art at the Archer Depot on March 9.
For more information visit archerhistoricalsociety.org.
Beaches Museum & History Park
Located in Jacksonville Beach, the Beaches Museum& History Park works to preserve and share the distinct history and culture of the Beaches area through an exhibit on beaches history, area’s archives and collections and a park featuring six historic buildings and a historic locomotive. Programs and events are frequently hosted and admission to the Museum is free. Various programming will be held in March, check the website and social media for updates.
For more information, visit beachesmuseum.org.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. The Museum was established in 1958, when art collector, garden enthusiast, and civic leader Ninah M.H. Cummer bequeathed her art collection and riverfront home to create a museum. Today, the core collection of 60 pieces from Mrs. Cummer's estate has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art. The 1.5 acres of historic gardens, set against the backdrop of the St. Johns River, serve as a centerpiece of beauty for all to enjoy.
For more information, visit cummermusuem.org.
The Florida Museum houses more than 40 million specimens and artifacts, including one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of butterflies and moths, and is one the nation’s top five museums. Visitors to the exhibits facility on the UF campus can enjoy hundreds of exotic, live butterflies in the award-winning Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, witness a South Florida Calusa Indian welcoming ceremony, experience a life-size limestone cave and enjoy fossil skeletons, including a mammoth and mastodon from the last ice age. Families with children ages 8 and under will love the new hands-on Discovery Zone.
Featuring: “Can You Dig It?” on March 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m
To find out more, go to floridamuseum.ufl.edu.
Harn Museum of Art
The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida contains eleven galleries filled with art, multiple gardens, a study center, museum store and café. The Harn’s collections total more than 11,300 objects featuring African, Asian, modern and contemporary art, and photography, with significant representations of Ancient American and oceanic art, as well as a growing collection of natural history works on paper. The Harn organizes traveling exhibitions, public lectures, panel discussions, academic symposia, and educational programs for adults, students, and children. Admission is free.
Featuring: “I, Too, Am America: Civil Rights Photographs by Steve Schapiro” through March 31.
For more information on the Museum, please visit harn.ufl.edu.
The Clay County Historic Triangle includes the Historic Museum, the Railroad Museum, the Red Caboose and the Historic Old Jail. With a huge variety of historic railroad memorabilia, the museum features many items including civil war artifacts, kitchen appliances, family picture albums, arrow heads, musical appliances, land deeds and even an extensive collection of Slim Whitman personal effects. Additionally, the old jail built in 1896, is reportedly haunted!
For more information visit claycountyhistorictriangle.com
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
This is the place to be if you’re visiting the city with kids. With more than 1 million visits each year, the zoo sits at the mouth of the Trout River just north of downtown Jacksonville. Take a train ride or traverse the only walking safari in Northeast Florida to come face-to-face with giraffes, great apes, big cats, and more. Stop and feed the stingrays, watch a 4-D movie, or get wet at Play Park and Splash Grounds. The primates of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens are back in a brand new wellness-inspired exhibit. Swing by for a fun time in African Forest.
For more information, visit jacksonvillezoo.org.
The Lightner Museum is housed in the former Alcazar Hotel built in 1888 by Henry Flagler. Today it is home to one of the best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art in the country. The Museum is open to the public seven days a week and features self-guided tours, tours by reservation for adults and children, and demonstrations of antique mechanical musical instruments.
The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.
Featuring: Books That Every Floridian Should Have on the Shelf presented by Jeff Klinkenberg, March 13, 2019, at 5:30 pm
For more information, visit lightnermuseum.org.
Mandarin Museum & Historical Society
Description: The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society operates the Walter Jones Historical Park facilities under a contract with the City of Jacksonville. The park is home to the Mandarin Museum (features the National Historic Landmark shipwreck, the Union steamer Maple Leaf and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Life in Mandarin) as well as the St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children, and other historical structures, including the 1875 Webb Farmhouse, the 1876 barn, and the log cabin Losco Winery. The Historical Society also operates as a museum, the historic 1911 Mandarin Store and Post Office, under a partnership with the Mandarin Community Club.
Featuring: Meet the Maple Leaf Divers, March 16, noon – 4 pm
For more information visit mandarinmuseum.net.
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville promotes the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. MOCA Jacksonville, a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida, serves the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present.
For more information, visit mocajacksonville.unf.edu.
Museum of Science & History
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Within the walls of MOSH are three levels of exhibits that make science, history, and innovation accessible for all. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals native to Northeast Florida, there is something for all ages to discover. Indulge your imagination with a science or live animal show, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover!
Featuring: the traveling exhibit Backyard Adventures through May 12.
For more information, visit themosh.org.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
Breathtaking views. Incredible History. A must-see attraction! Climb 219 steps to the top of the historic lighthouse to see incredible views of St. Augustine! A navigation tool and landmark since 1874, the Museum offers guided tours that are included with the cost of admission. Interactive exhibits include history of the Lighthouse Keepers, artifacts from shipwrecks, a conservation lab with working archaeologists, heritage boat building, and WWII Coast Guard Barracks.
Featuring: annual Lighthouse Night Fest on March 2.
For more information, visit StAugustineLighthouse.org.
World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates golf and preserves the legacies of those who have made it great. The Hall of Fame & Museum, located at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida, serves as a steward of the game through engaging, interactive storytelling and exhibitions featuring artifacts, works of art, audio, video and photography significant to the history of golf and its members.
Featuring: THE PLAYERS Experience.
For more information visit worldgolfhalloffame.org