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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Ranked #3 of 167 things to do in Jacksonville
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Owner description: 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.
Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I've been to this museum several times over the years both with adults and with children. This I found is the key to enjoying the museum. With other adults I was able to enjoy and take in all the wonderful different types of art in what I call the "the adult side of the museum." Even enjoy a coffee at the café and take a stroll through the gardens with views of the St Johns River. With children... the adult side is "boring" and children get antsy but thankfully I'm happy to say the museum has a children's side, a more hands on enjoyment of art. The children really enjoy the more laid back approach and more freedom to explore.
I have only one small negative to say, the gardens use to be kept up better than they have been of my last two visits.

Visited June 2013
Thank Gabrielle L
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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
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“A hidden gem in historic Riverside”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

The museum is a must see in Jacksonville. They have rotating art exhibits - most recently concept cars from the 50's and 60's - so there is always something new to explore.

Visited September 2013
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a very nice place to sit, walk around by the river or through the flower gardens. If you go on Tuesdays after 4pm, it's free. It has something for everyone, including children. There is also food to purchase as well as a gift shop.

Visited March 2013
Thank Julie P
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Sunman, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“This stop was a great first day visit in Jacksonville.”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

The gallery is very nice; the gardens are a delight! Great visit even with young children. Fabulous children's center.
Tuesday 4-9 PM is free.

Visited September 2013
Thank Liz B
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Savannah, Georgia
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180 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Jacksonville Must-See”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Spent a wonderful afternoon here with a couple of friends. We were thrilled by the paintings done by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, one of our favorite artists. The rest of their collection is also lovely. We also enjoyed lunch at their cafe. The gardens outside were gorgeous and the Cummer Oak is a must see. It's a live oak that has grown into the grown in some spots and still resurfaced. They even have a nice gift shop. I can't imagine any fans of museums not enjoying this spot!

Visited June 2013
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