JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second year in a row, you’ve chosen the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society as Jacksonville’s best history museum.
As written by VisitJax, the museum offers a chance for you to explore the natural beauty of old Florida, capturing a time when citrus growers worked the land and steamboats plied through the waters.
The 10-acre riverfront site was once a homestead and includes a restored 1875 farmhouse and a barn from the same era. You’ll enjoy a picturesque scene of oak trees draped with Spanish moss.
The boardwalk provides a chance to watch wildlife and catch a glimpse of a sunset!
In the museum, learn about a Union steamboat that hit a Confederate mine and sank off Mandarin Point. There’s also a rotating gallery that exhibits modern and past artists that were inspired by the Mandarin community.
Learn more on the museum’s website.