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“Had a great time and well worth the visit!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Southern History

Museum of Southern History
4304 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 388-3574
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Ranked #54 of 169 things to do in Jacksonville
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New Jersey
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“Had a great time and well worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a smaller museum but my father and I somehow spent well over 2 hours checking out their collection and talking to the guide. If you are interested in the American Civil War, visiting this museum is a must! Be sure to ask the guys working there about the hate-mail they get from uneducated wackos who complain about the Confederate flag flying outside under the American flag (it's a Civil War museum, duh!).

Visited January 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Museum visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This was the best museum i have ever been to! Great Civil War stuff!! The have all kinds of stuff. Kids get in free too! Don't see that much anymore.

Visited September 2012
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“The War of Northern Aggression (from the Guides point of view))”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

This museum is fairly small but does have some interesting exhibits and some tour guides who know a great deal about the Civil War (from, as the name implies, a southern point of view). With the tour and discussions with the guides, I would allow 1-2 hours for the tour of civil war uniforms, weapons, battlefield exhibits, etc.

Visited June 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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“Great Learning Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This museum is a great find. The person conducting the tour was very knowledgeable about the museum artifacts and the history surrounding them. The tour kept our 15 year old son' s attention, he said that he really enjoyed it and learned a lot. There are some remarkable items on display- don't miss the opportunity to see them up close. There is also a library with books about the civil war era. Very reasonable suggested donation- the museum does not receive any government funding.

Visited July 2011
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“Don't Miss This Outstanding Museum When in Jacksonville, Florida”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2009

The Museum of Southern History is located at 4304 Herschel Street in a nice part of town. It has well executed exhibits, primarily about the War Between the States, and many very rare artifacts. There is also a section about World War II. The staff is exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. One feature is a library area that has over 5,000 volumes. You can look up your ancestors that may have participated in the WBTS. I was able to find exactly what I was seeking concerning artillery carriages. This gem is privately funded, so it endeavors to bring history to life in a very truthful manner. Adult admission is $3.00. As with any venue, be sure to call for the latest hours of operation, etc. The phone number is [--]. While in the area, consider having lunch or supper at Pastiche ["Southern Comfort with a French Flair"]. It is just north of the museum at 4260 Herschel Street. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring the history museum. It is well worth a trip. You will not be disappointed.

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