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Karpeles Manuscript Library

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Free and Interesting

This place has ever changing exhibits. I have been twice, each experience was nice and... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Hidden Gem

The Karpeles Manuscript Library museum is a hidden gem in a quiet corner of Springfield in... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2014
Jessica S
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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30 Jul 2017
“Nice but rather small.”
12 Nov 2016
“A Hidden Gem”
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101 W 1st St, Jacksonville, FL 32206-4929
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We enjoyed going through the museum but it was rather small. The lower floor has been flooded so we were not able to see anything except the main level.

Thank Georgia Family T
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Most Jacksonville travelers never hear about this small museum, but they should! They always have something interesting and unexpected, even the building itself is rich in history. Settled in Historic Springfield, this is a great starting point before wandering around the Historic neighborhood or starting...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

This place has ever changing exhibits. I have been twice, each experience was nice and interesting. Old document, manuscripts and art are the principle items on display. The building itself is historic and interesting to look upon.

Thank magaggiemay
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The building itself is lovely and exhibit room if beautiful. It is a small place and exhibits change. When I was there, the exhibit was on Eva Peron. I found it interesting; others might not. I would say that if the subject of whatever the...More

1  Thank Myrna38717
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This must have been a great venue in the past. Unfortunately, it now needs a lot of repair work. Nevertheless, they are currently having an interesting display of baseball documents, and it is worth a quick visit.

Thank DGVTrav
Reviewed 10 March 2015

it can get really hot inside, but the stained glass windows create a lovely light when the sun is setting and the steps are so nice of an entrance (though there a lot of them and do create accessibility issues). The floors are nice and...More

Thank Imasoxaholic
Reviewed 19 December 2014

The Karpeles Manuscript Library museum is a hidden gem in a quiet corner of Springfield in Jacksonville, Fla. My first visit was for a special exhibition of "oddities and peculiarities" featuring relics and treasures from such historical characters as Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This museum is a hidden treasure in Javksonville. Located in an historic building there changing exhibits that appeal to all. Take time to visit this museum and enjoy!

1  Thank Bebsie32
Reviewed 3 January 2014

The photo on the TripAdvisor site was from a show some time ago. That photo and the concept of a private museum struck us as in interesting idea and something we wanted to see. Unfortunately, between the idea and the present exhibit, something got lost....More

1  Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed 7 August 2013

"Library" is in a very old church which needs some major maintenance. Displays were limited to a few specific interest topics currently on display. Areas of the library were closed. Overall, the Karpeles system has more than a million documents which is a huge collection...More

1  Thank Trek-Always
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