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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 88 attractions in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's pretty fun. Location is in a cool spot and the garden area is nice! I would suggest going on a Saturday and also visiting the riverside art market!!

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I liked the activities they have available for kids to do, but some of the guides could use some more training of showing kids around. (They get bored very easily)

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Jax, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The whole place is an experience the grounds next to the river are well maintained and the changing art is normally wonderful. This gives Jacksonville a little culture in a city desperately need some. The neighborhood a few blocks over is decaying, and creeping the degeneration closer, your probably safe during daylight.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Cummer, as it is called locally, is the combination of a small gem of an art museum and a wonderful expression of gardening at its best. In the spring, the gardens come alive. The museum is a must if you are visiting Jacksonville and you will find yourself surrounded by locals who come repeatedly for its peaceful elegance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Jacksonville is a nice town, but not generally recognized as a mecca of art and culture. The Cummer is the exception. The art collection, while not huge is quite good. The Gardens though, are the real attraction, from the Classic English Garden to the Italian Garden they are a tranquil setting in the midst of the city. I definitely recommend... More

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Honeybunny1950
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I've have been to this Museum numerous times and have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful little place. I don't know whether I prefer the English Garden or the Italian Garden... The mature live oaks, reflective pools, arbors, sculptures and nominal fee; nothing but positives for this special Jacksonville place.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Easy to get to by trolley or a gentle walk along the river. The museum is a local gem, a wonderful spot for lunch, and don't miss the gardens.

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ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We decided to visit the gardens this last weekend to take maternity pictures of my daughter. The English Garden is beautiful. The Italian Garden is my favorite though. They are all so beautiful and the blooms are perfect in the spring. Every turn led to another beautiful bloom. We highly recommend visiting! Be sure to bring your camera!

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a gem of an art museum, interesting permanent collections as well as some fascinating special exhibits. It's small enough to see it all in one visit, but large enough to feel that you experienced some great art. Don't miss the formal gardens in back along the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. The permanent galleries have lots of good descriptions and the temporary exhibits were very interesting. Make sure to visit the interactive area first if traveling with children.

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