Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Surrounded by two and a half acres of English and Italian style gardens, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a must-see destination for visitors to northeastern Florida. This museum is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Messein pottery, as well as an impressive collection of oil paintings by European masters and American impressionists. It is considered the best art museum in the Southern United States.
An education center, known as Art Connections, is part of this fascinating museum. Art Connections offers hands-on activities that will enrich the experience and knowledge of museum visitors of all ages.
Lectures, classes, concerts, and special exhibits are all offered throughout the year. Numerous tours are available to meet the needs of large and small groups.
What to Expect
Wear comfortable shoes and come prepared with sunblock and insect repellent so that you will be ready to enjoy wandering the magnificent gardens. Weather in Florida is highly changeable, so don’t be dismayed if a sudden shower comes up: it will most likely clear up while you are touring the inside exhibits.
Hours of Operation
The hours of operation are as follows: Sunday:12-5 PM, Monday: closed, Tuesday:10 AM-9 PM, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:10AM-4 PM, and Saturday:10 AM-5 PM.
The price of admission for adults is $10, and for seniors and military personnel it is $6. Students pay$6 and children under 5 are admitted free. College students are admitted at no charge Tuesday through Friday between 1:30 and 4:00, with appropriate ID. Also, there is free general admission on Tuesdays from 4-9 PM.
The museum is on the northern bank of the St. Johns River in Jackonsville, FL. Go North on I-95 until you cross the Fuller Warren Bridge. Take the Park Street exit, #351A, on the right. Proceed left onto Park Street until the second traffic light. Turn left on Riverside Park and then right onto Riverside Avenue. The museum will be on the immediate left and the parking lot is on the right.
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