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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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Five-Star Museum right in Riverside!

This is a must see while in Jacksonville. Beautiful gardens and Art Museum. Great alone or with family. Cafe inside is nice for a quick bite to extend your stay and see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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St Augustine Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must see while in Jacksonville. Beautiful gardens and Art Museum. Great alone or with family. Cafe inside is nice for a quick bite to extend your stay and see everything.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I've visited several times, feels cool and fresh with a great collection. There is a small outdoor garden on the river. The Cafe was really good with excellent vegan and vegetarian options and good meat & fish entres. Free parking across the street. Whitfield Lovell collection of early 19 century African Americans photos on wood barrels from ships, it's hard... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I just enjoy visiting here at least twice a year...took my 6 yr. old granddaughter too! She is now interested in art more too!

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Jacksonville Florida USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Nice revolving collection- free on Tuesday nights and first Saturday of the month. Also has Tapas and drinks on Tuesday nights

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Southport, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The whole museum and gardens are well done and we really enjoyed the special collection by Mr. Lovell. His art is all on wood and inspiration came from old photographs. I am not sure of the medium, but it was some kind of crayon. all exhibits are displayed nicely and the gardens along the river are worth exploring while you... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice selection of local artists and the gardens are beautiful. Check out some amazing trees here and everything overlooks the St. John's river.

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Jacksonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Cummer is a very special place. Don't miss it when you're in Jacksonville. Lunch there is special, too.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had they not closed I'd still be there. Both inside and outside, there is so much to see and experience here. It is a MUST take for any sophisticated person visiting Jacksonville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a quaint museum that has nice exhibitions that are well displayed, lovely outdoor gardens, café, and a gift shop. It is located near the esplanade, and the museum is well air conditioned in the summer.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Cummer Museum was one of my favorite activities while in Jacksonville. Centrally-located (an easy stroll to the restaurants of Riverside/Avondale and Five Points) and easily accessible by shuttle, I appreciated some of the artwork but my favorite thing there were the hedged gardens with archways and a gorgeous view of the St. John's River.

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Additional Information about The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone Number: (904) 356-6857
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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