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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 97 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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San Jose del Monte, Philippines
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I recently brought friend from the Philippines to visit you museum; our plans were to tour your museum and then have lunch in the Treecup. we were touring your display on civil rights and I was pointing out the similarities that were experienced in the US and his country. I was pointing to small symbols of prejudice in the photos... More

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Parrish, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Walking around the Riverside area of Jacksonville on a hot Saturday in August, it sure was nice to wander into the cool Cummer Museum for a while. The bonus was that admission is free on Saturdays! Seriously though, they have a very nice collection representing many artist and styles. We were there about an hour and could have easily stayed... More

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South Riding, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As visitors to Ponte Vedra Beach, my husband and I rarely venture up north to the downtown area of Jacksonville, but today our son took us and his family to a festival at the Cummer Museum. What a delightful little museum this is, and the gardens behind it which run along the river are an added bonus. We were pleasantly... More

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North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited the gardens/museum in July 2014. We were a little confused on the parking situation and actually entered on the side of the museum instead of the front doors. We didn't take time to go through the museum - the gardens were more of interest to me. The gardens are laid out with nice walking paths. Considering that it is... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the museum on the first Saturday of the month, which is always free. With small kids, this wouldn't be something I'd pay for (since they are not very interested in looking at art) but they did have some neat kids activities. They have little art kits that you take out by the river to paint the scenery. The... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A full service museum.... Artwork, amazing gardens, cafe and also has fabulous hands on children's programs.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I enjoyed the quality and variety of displays. Also pleasantly surprised by the kid friendly/educational displays (must say I enjoyed being a kid too). Nice cafe to get a light lunch and coffee. Friendly staff and lovely grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Day that I went was a day just for ESE school children. We went on a short tour of the gardens. They also had different crafts for the children to do. They had plenty of volunteers on hand to help. There were even a couple of mimes to entertain when we had to wait for other groups to finish. Overall... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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