151 Woodlawn Rd.
Macclenny, FL 32063
Phone: (904) 259-3000
Fax: (904) 259-4418
151 Woodlawn Rd., Macclenny, FL, US, 32063
- Phone: (904) 259-3000
- Fax: (904) 259-4418
Arts & Museums
Less than an hour's drive from Jacksonville Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of American soldiers in World War II, housed in refurbished barracks featuring historical exhibits. There are objects and artifacts related to the history, heritage and traditions of the camp's namesake General Blanding, as well as the individuals and units that trained here. There is also a collection of weapons from both allied and Axis forces. Numerous monuments cover the museum's grounds.
Learn the rich history of the small North Florida County of Bradford while at this museum that has extensive collection of memorabilia, historical artifacts, and photographs.
Dedicated to the Infantry Division, the Florida National Guard, and all who served in all this nation's 20th Century conflicts, this museum features a colorful collection of U.S. and foreign weapons and a refurbished World War II barracks which houses mannequins in uniform, numerous artifacts, and photography exhibits. The Memorial Park contains monuments and displays honoring those who served in Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and other conflicts.
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.
Located beside the historic Ritz Theater, Ritz Museum occupies a space of approximately 11,000 square feet and is comprised of a collection of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia that portrays the importance of the African-American culture of the region. The region of LaVilla was once dubbed as the 'Harlem of the South,' and a visit to the museum would help you better understand why by taking you through the collections under the permanent exhibit called "Lifting Every Voice in LaVilla." The title of the exhibit refers to a hymn composed by Jacksonville natives James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson. Call or visit their website to know more.
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