History Museums in Jacksonville Florida


Ritz Theatre and Museum (A.K.A. LaVilla Museum)
829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 632-5555
The Ritz Theatre is an African-American oriented theatre in the LaVilla neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. The theater, which seats 426, is used for a variety of music, dance and theatrical productions, as well as movies. (Wikipedia) The LaVilla Museum is a museum of African American history and culture located in the 1929 Ritz Theater in Jacksonville, Florida. The museum opened in 1999. (Wikipedia)
(4.6 stars out of 152 reviews)

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
101 W 1st St, Jacksonville, FL 32206
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is a museum in Jacksonville, Florida, one of ten Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums in the United States. (Google)
(4.5 stars out of 35 reviews)

Museum of Southern History
4304 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 388-3574
The Museum of Southern History also known as the G. Howard Bryan Museum of Southern History is located in Jacksonville, Florida, Duval County, Florida. It is located at 4304 Herschel Street. (Wikipedia)
(4.3 stars out of 14 reviews)

Mandarin Store & Post Office
12471 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
The Mandarin Store and Post Office, officially known as the Mandarin Museum and also known as the Walter Jones Store and Post Office Museum, is a historic site in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It is located at 12471 Mandarin Road. (Wikipedia)

Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
11964 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 268-0784
In addition to exploring the region’s history, this quaint riverside museum showcases local artists. (Google)
(4.7 stars out of 20 reviews)

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage (Permanently Closed?)
2 Independent Dr #162, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 355-1101
The Jacksonville Maritime Museum (JMM) – which became known as the Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center – told the maritime history of Jacksonville, Florida, United States, and the First Coast through its connection to the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. (Wikipedia)
(3.8 stars out of 4 reviews)

Jacksonville Fire Museum
1406 Gator Bowl Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-0618
The Jacksonville Fire Museum is part of the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department’s Fire Prevention Division. The museum is home to artifacts detailing the history of the fire service not only in Jacksonville, but the entire state of Florida. (Wikipedia)
(2.9 stars out of 7 reviews)

Kingsley Plantation
11676 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Kingsley Plantation is the site of a former estate in Jacksonville, Florida, that was named for an early owner, Zephaniah Kingsley, who spent 25 years there. (Google)
(4.6 stars out of 302 reviews)

The USS ADAMS Museum Visitor’s Center
2 Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 910-5241
(4.1 stars out of 12 reviews)

Dinsmore Historical Museum
7330 Civic Club Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32219
(904) 527-3952
(3.5 stars out of 4 reviews)