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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 356-6857
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Ranked #3 of 94 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jacksonville, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Cummer, a small, intimate museum, is home to a varied and interesting works of art while the waterfront location and manicured gardens provide a peaceful respite to one's day. The children's area is both educational and entertaining to little ones while the cafe is, well, just a simple cafe with quite ordinary food. This museum is, by no means,... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the museum on a day when there was a tea and talk about John Sargeant. That was enjoyable as well as seeing the rest of the museum and gardens. If the weather cooperates then one must absolutely stroll around the gardens. It was a pleasant way to spend a few hours in this lovely place. The gift shop... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The museum has a fine collection. When we were there, they had a temporary exhibit from local collectors which was excellent. The gardens are beautiful with great river views. And the staff was very nice.

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Perkins, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Honestly, the art was good and well-presented but for me, it was all about the gardens and location! Such a lovely outdoor area. If I were from the area and wanted a wedding location, Cummer Gardens would be my spot.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The gardens, set along the riverfront, are such a lovely place to sit and relax. The art in the museum is arranged very well, covers so much variety and isn't at all overwhelming in numbers. All in all a wonderful place to spend a day. The cafe is quite nice also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful gardens, stunning art, plenty of places to sit and relax. Lots of fun stuff in the gift shop. I'll be going back the next time I'm in Jacksonville.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Located on Riverside very near a nice little community called Avondale. It has a childrens museum and a variety of art to please many. Their gardens are also beautiful with some big trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I were blown away. The art was breath taking and the scenic view of the past and present combined in the garden was perfect! A must see if your in Jacksonville! !!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great museum with a variety of different mediums and styles. They also have a beautiful garden that is eloquently done and the staff are more than happy to help you answer any question that you may have. I have only visited once, but I certainly intend to come back to see it again!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of taking my Mother to the Cummer while she was is Jacksonville on holiday. The exhibits are spectacular. We were both very impressed by the photographic exhibit celebrating the Civil Rights movement.

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