151 Woodlawn Rd.
Macclenny, FL 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.
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.