Museum of Southern History

Museum of Southern History, Jacksonville: Address, Phone Number, Museum of Southern History Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Southern History
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Please call first or you may email and set up an appointment at no extra cost! We are open by appointment only. Thank you for understanding. Museum of Southern History starts with the Native Americans through today's era. There is a large Civil War section and we are adding additional areas to include other historical areas.
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,201 contributions
Emphasis is on civil war period
Feb 2019 • Solo
The museum has a few spaces of free parking. Upon entry, there is a sign asking for a cash donation for admittance and a box to put the donation. The exhibits are predominantly about the American Civil War. The docent was very knowledgeable and informative and the two of us had a wonderful conversation about many aspects of that war and other topics. The museum is well worth spending a couple of hours if you are in the area.
Written February 26, 2019
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cheryl h
Durham, NC56,718 contributions
not open when they should have been
Jan 2018 • Couples
Before we left our rental cottage on Amelia Island to make the almost 1 hour trip to visit this museum, we checked several places online to make sure they would be open that day. Their website didn't even mention they would be closed. We made the trip on Saturday, January 20 only to find a sign on the door saying they would reopen on January 23. How hard would it have been to make a note on their website? Very irritating.
Written July 19, 2018
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Miss Cheryl: First we would like to apologize for your wasted time. There is a notation on the following page: https://www.museumsouthernhistory.com/Hours%20and%20Location.html that Saturdays are dependent upon volunteer availability. The lady that previously worked Saturdays had to resign to due health issues. We hope that if you return to Jacksonville that you will try again. Please feel free to give us a call at (904) 388-3574. I will ask our website people to place the notice on the front page in lieu of the hours and location section to prevent further confusion. Most respectfully yours
Written July 20, 2018
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JayRina2009
Covington, GA91 contributions
Worst museum ever!!!!
May 2017 • Couples
Stopped in my Husband and I to do a lil Black history tour the whole museum we only seen two black people in the history of it all now I do love to hear about the other people in there as well but we do a lot of black history tours and this was a mess the museum is so small you can see it standing at the door it was not worth six dollars total more like .50/each they charge but wasn't in order to give us change for a twenty dollar bill I would not recommend this one to no one even my pet dog the girl who walked us around was boring knew no history and kept running her mouth we almost fell asleep in the museum listing to her it was only us that was there doing the tour please keep going don't waste ur gas or time at this museum it was a big horrible small museum keep away!!!!!
Written May 28, 2017
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We at the Museum of Southern History apologize that you were unhappy with your tour. We are sorry that you did not care for the items on display. Everything in the museum has been donated and we are happy to display the items that come in, and tell the history of said items. If you call or write we will be happy to refund your $6.00. Thank you.
Written March 30, 2018
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ValerieBenn
Jacksonville, FL81 contributions
learn something
May 2017 • Couples
This library, as name suggest, concentrates on southern history. But has reference books for both North & South research. Staff is friendly & helpful.
Written May 15, 2017
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We at the Museum of Southern History are happy to have had you as a guest. Our library is extensive and we are proud of some of the very rare books that have been donated. We are now offering assistance with Military Genealogy both South and North for the Civil War - but - also for the following wars: Revolutionary, War of 1812, Mexican American & Early Indian Wars, Spanish American, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam and some International Wars (some non-military records are also available). Please come back and see the new items. Have a terrific day!
Written March 30, 2018
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George70-12
Waterdown, Canada50 contributions
An Excellent Museum
Mar 2017 • Couples
This museum is filled with an excellent collection of articles from the southern confederacy. However what makes this museum outstanding are the volunteers that will explain each of the artifacts and history. We spent 3 hours with our volunteer guide "Charlie" and were fascinated with his descriptions of the artifacts and stories of the civil war from the southern point of view. This was our 2nd visit to the museum in the past 5 years and it is worthwhile visiting again.

We highly recommend a visit to this Museum of Southern History.
Written March 16, 2017
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Thank you for visiting the Museum of Southern History, we appreciate your comment. Since the last Hurricane - we have done extensive renovations - and we have added cases to include all wars, from the Native Americans straight through to current times. We are also currently rotating the display items every six months. Please stop in for a visit! Have a wonderful day.
Written March 30, 2018
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EilSat
Methuen, MA306 contributions
Must Do for Civil War Buffs
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is a museum that is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers of the American Civil War. The museum is a mishmash of donations from the period. There is a library full of books on the subject.
Written March 3, 2017
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The Museum of Southern History thanks you for your comment and your visit. We have accomplished extensive renovations since Hurricane Irma paid a visit and have expanded our history base. We hope that you will stop in and see the new cases. Have a terrific day!
Written March 30, 2018
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Thomas R
Farmington Hills, MI25 contributions
Welcoming guides. Interesting artifacts and displays.
Jan 2017 • Family
Small private museum with very congenial guides and interesting artifacts. Interesting to learn (among other things) that the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all! Excellent experience was a bit marred by close-minded bias about all things southern.
Written January 11, 2017
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Thank you for the review. The Museum of Southern History has expanded it's cases to include more than history of all era's. We apologize if you were unhappy with your tour guide. Please stop in and let us show you the new exhibits. Have a great day.
Written March 30, 2018
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Tom L
Jacksonville, FL63 contributions
Disappointed...they weren't open
Dec 2015 • Family
We went at 11:00 am on a Saturday but they weren't open. I guess we should call ahead because it is staffed by volunteers? IDK.
Written December 14, 2015
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I am so sorry that we missed you. In previous years we closed early for the holidays - but - we have new hours and someone to staff them. We are now open Tues - Sat from 10 - 6. We will be closed on observed holidays. Please stop in and we would be honored to show you around. Have a terrific day.
Written March 30, 2018
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Feathers F
Orlando, FL1 contribution
Great Museum with a Full Library
Nov 2015 • Couples
3$ for adults and I think it was free for under 12 (not sure on the kids).
Although I would suggest you call first to ensure that the volunteers are there - it is definitely worth the trip. They had a wide variety of artifacts and a full library, the volunteer even offered to help with the genealogy aspects for the UDAC and the DAR. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Worth the trip.
Written November 9, 2015
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We are glad that you enjoyed the library at the Museum of Southern History. Our memberships are $25 for individuals and $35 for families. This allows you to come in all year for free and even check out books from the library. Thanks for stopping in!
Written March 30, 2018
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Gabrielle L
Jacksonville, FL75 contributions
YA'LL COME
Jul 2015
Small but full of so much southern history and southern hospitality. First off the people who work at this museum are very friendly and welcoming. They will offer to give you a guided tour or you can choose to walk around yourself and ask them any questions you may have. There is so much to see! I was pleasantly surprised. The museum houses an extensive library as well. I could have stayed all day and still not seen every thing there is to see and read. I highly recommend this museum.
Written July 8, 2015
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