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Mandarin Museum & Historical Society shares the stories of Mandarin’s history, culture and natural resources by providing engaging programs that educate, entertain and inspire. Learn about Mandarin's history at the museum and the 1898 St. Joseph's...more
Mandarin is beautiful and green, and the museum is located in a lovely park within historic Mandarin. The museum is well laid-out and has historical information next to the displays of artifacts. The volunteers are knowledgeable and very engaging, not only in the museum itself...More
My wife and I love coming here with our two pups. Parking is easy. Security cameras throughout. Pets on leashes only and please pick up after them. No doggie bags on site. The paths are wide. The museum is only opened on Saturdays. Open 9-4pm...More
We went to this museum thinking it was the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe. When we arrived we learned it was much more. Various historical tidbits of north Florida are showcased here. However, not much is said about Ms. Stowe.
Because our group cannot travel on Saturday, the Historical Society made special arrangements (allow much lead time). The tour we had was very interesting and presentation was excellent. There is a great picnic shelter near the dock on the St. Johns River. On the downside,...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Sandy A, President, Board at Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018
Thanks so much for coming to the museum for a tour and your comments. I am so sorry the bathrooms were locked. We at MMHS have no key or any involvement in them. The cleaning etc. is contracted by the City of Jacksonville and we...More
The Mandarin Museum and Historical Society and its members has done a superb job of restoring and preserving local history. The theme centers around the Walter Jones Family of which you can read about on the Society's website. The property includes historic homes, farm buildings,...More
A wonderful 3–hour visit to a truly unique experience. The history of the sunken Civil War transport “Maple Leaf” is brought to life by the divers who retrieved thousands of artifacts, many of which are on display. The museum’s property also includes a restored school...More
My husband and I had some time to kill and he wanted to visit this little park. We have never been inside the museum as it is only open on Saturdays. We enjoy the walk through the nicely kept property - dodging mosquitos along the...More
Date of experience: July 2018
MandarinMuseum, President, Board at Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018
Thank you for visiting Walter Jones Historical Park. We are sorry you missed the museum and schoolhouse. Please come again - we are open every Saturday from 9-4. On the 1st Saturday of the month, all building on the property are open from 10-2, as...More
A friend and I decided to include a visit to the Mandarin Museum as part of a girls' day outing. Based on posted TripAdvisor info, we arrived at 4:15 pm, anticipating a sunset stroll at the river after touring the museum. TripAdvisor info indicates that...More