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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone Number: (904) 356-6857
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and...
Our mission is to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, built on the site of the home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer, opened its doors November 10, 1961. From Ninah Cummer's relatively small collection of sixty pieces that launched the museum, The Cummer's permanent collection has grown to over six thousand works of art encompassing eight thousand years of art history.
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Awesome!!!! Right on the river

What an amazing to visit. Something for everyone. Children and adults. Outside is magnificent with flowers, trees, at johns river. See the boats go by while you are in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an amazing to visit. Something for everyone. Children and adults. Outside is magnificent with flowers, trees, at johns river. See the boats go by while you are in the gardens. Amazing place. Inside you have the art museum and the chikdrens section which is fabulous. Has a great little gift shop that has wonderful things at reasonable prices. A... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Its a nice museum for Jacksonville. Its not going to have the stunners that are in major metro cities like DC or NY, but its pretty decent!

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Carlisle, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A charming museum. You may not see the artists whose names trip off your tongue, but there are amazing pieces here, well worth seeing. The best part for us was the garden area. Absolutely beautiful formal and informal spaces along the river with wonderful trees, blooming shrubs, flowers and sculpture. We saw lots of kids and adults grabbing the free-to-use... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My favorites were the porcelain exhibits and the spectacular gardens. Portions of the garden grounds are handi-capped accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great customer service. Great art exhibit, gardens and the viewof the ball topped it. Conveniently next to Riverside Art Market.

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Montgomery County, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was unfamiliar with the Cummer Museum and Gardens when I arrived in Jacksonville much earlier than expected. Looking for something to do my friend and I stopped here. Good choice. We spent the first hour in the gardens which are designed as an English garden and an Italian garden. They overlook the St. James River. We enjoyed walking through... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This small museum is well worth visiting. Each represented style has wonderful works of art, mostly paintings, with some sculptures. The gardens are incredible, divided into three areas representing Olmstead, English and Italian styles. Bring your camera and spend some time relaxing looking out over the St. Johns river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I had such a wonderful time at the museum. The staff was knowledgable and courteous. I could have spent hours in the backyard gardens overlooking the St. Johns River. If only I could swing in a hammock reading a book. If you're looking for a quiet learning experience, spend the day here. You won't be disappointed.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I loved everything about the Cummer, the outdoor gardens are amazing. We will keep coming back because the exhibits change and they are great.

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We take the kids here the first Saturday of every month for the free admission and watercolor painting in the gardens. They love every minute of it! And you can walk down the street on Saturdays to the Riverside Arts Market for lunch and listen to some music. A great family day outing!

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