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Jacksonville Museums Florida - Visiting a museum in Jacksonville provides tourists a great opportunity to explore some of the cultural and historical allure that the city possesses. There are many interesting Jacksonville museums to add to your list of places to see during your vacation. For those who loves the past or has an interest in biology, the Museum of Science and History is the perfect Jacksonville museum to start at.

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When art is more of your thing, the Cummer Art Museum and Gardens or the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art is a great place to admire paintings and other great works of art. Additional museums in Jacksonville Florida to keep in mind include the Early American Weapons & History, and the Lightner Museum.

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Jacksonville Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, Florida
If you have a knack or interest in science or history, you will love a visit to this museum. Here, visitors of all ages take pleasure in the exhibits offered at this site.

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Early American Weapons & History Museum
81C King St
Jacksonville, Florida
Upon entering this museum, you will encounter a wide-range of features that you won’t find at any other museum. Dating from the 15th to 19th centuries, unique guns, pistols, and swords are just some of the things you will find scattered about the premises.

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Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, Florida
When you wish to explore the history of art through an impressive collection, this is a great museum to seek out. This entertaining museum is located in the downtown part of Jacksonville Florida.

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Lightner Museum
75 King St
St. Augustine, Florida
A wide-range of Victorian collectibles that date back to the 19th century can be found in the downtown part of St. Augustine, which is 30 minutes from Jacksonville. Here, you will encounter a variety of beautiful glassware, furniture, and costumes.

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Oldest Store Museum
167 San Marco Ave
St. Augustine, Florida
There are more than 100,000 items that illustrate the past, a turn-of-the-century general store. Some of the items found at this site include advertisements, guns, and a variety of house wares.

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Potter's Wax Museum
17 Kings St
St. Augustine, Florida
Many tourists enjoy the lifelike wax figures displayed throughout this museum. A wide-range of artists, authors, scientists, and explorers are featured on the premises. There is even an exciting “Chamber of Horrors” to visit at the wax museum.

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Jacksonville Interesting Facts

  • Jacksonville is the city with the highest population in Florida.
  • When Jacksonville was founded, it was originally called Cowford.
  • Jacksonville was named for Andrew Jackson in 1822.
  • During the Civil War, Jacksonville served as a main supplier of Hogs and Cattle.
  • Jacksonville was destroyed by fire on May 3, 1901.
  • In the early 1900’s, Jacksonville was known as The Winter Film Capital of the World.
  • Lynyrd Skynrd was formed in Jacksonville.
  • Jacksonville is home to the largest Urban Park System in the United States.
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