Take a stroll through the beautiful 10 acre park on the banks of the St. Johns River in historic Mandarin and visit the Mandarin Museum. Exhibits provide an intimate venue to discover the history of the area. The park walk includes the 1876 barn and home built by Major William Webb, a boardwalk along the river, a sawmill, and the Losco Winery building. Artifacts inside the museum include: items related to Harriet Beecher Stowe who wintered in Mandarin from 1867-1884, items related to the Civil War era and the steamship Maple Leaf, an ArtGallery featuring Mandarin artists, and a small store of books and items related to local history. Located at 11964 Mandarin Rd.
A special exhibit honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Maple Leaf shipwreck is ongoing through 2014. Over 100 Civil War artifacts on loan from the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources are on display.
The Museum is open every Saturday from 9-4. Tours may be scheduled for school groups, scouts, etc.
Check website events calendar for special events and more information: www.mandarinmuseum.net. www.facebook.com/mandarinmuseum
Check City of Jacksonville website for general information about all of Jacksonville’s Parks - jaxparks.com