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Mandarin Museum & Historical Society

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Interesting history tidbits

We went to this museum thinking it was the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe. When we arrived we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
St. Augustine, Florida
Go When Saturday Tours are Given

Because our group cannot travel on Saturday, the Historical Society made special arrangements... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Jacksonville, Florida
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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
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11964 Mandarin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32223-1339
+1 904-268-0784
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jymont62
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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
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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

Reviewed September 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan K
Reviewed August 17, 2018

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
Thank laleemc
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

Reviewed March 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed January 29, 2018

This is actually my neighborhood park and it's fabulous! I love to walk along the trails and sit on the St Johns River. The trails are paved so easy to push a stroller or wheelchair (I've done both). The museum is very interesting and I...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank geauxgwen
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

While passing through town we had an hour to spend and went to this quaint little place. It has a few significant artifacts, but it is small. Takes just about 45 min to go through it, and walk down to the river which is beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank MissSherlock
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We do and it was called the Maple Leaf. It's a Civil War era paddle boat in the St. Johns river. This museum has hundreds of artifacts from the wreck and the guy that actually found the thing gives talks there every now and then....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Kilo C
Reviewed July 11, 2017

I enjoy seeing things from days-gone-by. I can imagine myself back in that era picking up my mail or talking with my friends and townspeople. Quaint, it is a shame there are not more of these sites to visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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