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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

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Address: 829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204-3336
Phone Number: (904) 356-6857
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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This museum is so unique and beautiful. I truly enjoyed the art work that is displayed, but my favorite part of this place were the gardens. They are so nice and peaceful, and... read more

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is so unique and beautiful. I truly enjoyed the art work that is displayed, but my favorite part of this place were the gardens. They are so nice and peaceful, and located in a nice part of town, right near the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We moved to Riverside almost nine months ago, but hadn't explored the museum yet. The first Saturday of every month, they open their doors for free. We were headed to the Riverside Arts Market and saw signage about the promotion, so we dipped in. Who knew? It made for a perfect day to stroll the galleries and wander through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family has loved the Cummer since my children were small. I used to bring them on the day admission was free and we would walk around and look at all the beautiful pictures. Then we would explore the exquisitely beautiful gardens. They also have a wonderful Children's Museum that is hands on where the children can experience art up... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed both inside and outside the museum. The gardens are well maintained and calming - great for photography right on the St. John's River. The inside had interactive area for kids and nicely placed exhibits. It is free at certain times. Parking can be a challenge on busy Saturdays. Near the Art Market on some weekends. Safe location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited several times. The baroque art collection and ancient art collections are amazing. And the air conditioning is good. The gardens give broad views of the St. John Rover without the crowds and the plants are very interesting. Probably the best restroom experience in Jacksonville and the café staff are very welcoming.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is such an unexpected basket of pleasant surprises, From its formal gardens, to the innovative modern art displays, friendly cafe, gift shop, to the sculptures out front - everywhere we turned was a true delight, Now a regular on my family visits to JAX. Thanks a lot, and please keep up the great work. Mike C

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the manageable size of this museum. Besides the fine art and Meissen china which are always on display, there are changing exhibits throughout the year. It has walking paths through the beautiful gardens right along the St. John's River and a great interactive children's section with many activities. if your'e hungry, they also have an indoor/outdoor cafe with live... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cummer's "Free Tuesday" is quite popular, but still not crowded to the point of saturation. The museum is well kept and is home to some very good and interesting works, from early European to American contemporary, with frequent special exhibits showcasing current events or the work of individual artists, present and past. Faclities-wise, there is an inside cafe which... More 

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had only half a day in Jacksonville, and our time at the museum was well spent. The museum is of the perfect size--not too small, not too big--and even though it looks boring from outside, the interior is beautiful. The art, mostly paintings, was not produced by the most famous artists, but it is still worth seeing, especially because... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is definitely one of the best small museums I have ever visited. The spaces are very well designed and the museums art is really impressive. Definitely take the time to visit the gardens and enjoy a small bit to eat. This is the perfect learning museum. It does not overwhelm the visitor. Adults will also enjoy the children's section.

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