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Museum of Southern History

4304 Herschel St, At the corner of Herschel St and Lexington., Jacksonville, FL 32210-2210
+1 904-388-3574
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Worst museum ever!!!!

Stopped in my Husband and I to do a lil Black history tour the whole museum we only seen two black... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
JayRina2009
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Deltona, Florida
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This library, as name suggest, concentrates on southern history. But has reference books for both... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
ValerieBenn
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Museum of Southern History starts with the Native Americans through today's era. There is a large Civil War section and we are adding additional areas to include other historical areas.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“artifacts” (5 reviews)
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4304 Herschel St, At the corner of Herschel St and Lexington., Jacksonville, FL 32210-2210
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in my Husband and I to do a lil Black history tour the whole museum we only seen two black people in the history of it all now I do love to hear about the other people in there as well but we do...More

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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We at the Museum of Southern History apologize that you were unhappy with your tour. We are sorry that you did not care for the items on display. Everything in the museum has been donated and we are happy to display the items that come...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This library, as name suggest, concentrates on southern history. But has reference books for both North & South research. Staff is friendly & helpful.More

3  Thank ValerieBenn
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We at the Museum of Southern History are happy to have had you as a guest. Our library is extensive and we are proud of some of the very rare books that have been donated. We are now offering assistance with Military Genealogy both South...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This museum is filled with an excellent collection of articles from the southern confederacy. However what makes this museum outstanding are the volunteers that will explain each of the artifacts and history. We spent 3 hours with our volunteer guide "Charlie" and were fascinated with...More

5  Thank George70-12
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Museum of Southern History, we appreciate your comment. Since the last Hurricane - we have done extensive renovations - and we have added cases to include all wars, from the Native Americans straight through to current times. We are also...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is a museum that is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers of the American Civil War. The museum is a mishmash of donations from the period. There is a library full of books on the subject.More

3  Thank EilSat
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Museum of Southern History thanks you for your comment and your visit. We have accomplished extensive renovations since Hurricane Irma paid a visit and have expanded our history base. We hope that you will stop in and see the new cases. Have a terrific...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Small private museum with very congenial guides and interesting artifacts. Interesting to learn (among other things) that the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all! Excellent experience was a bit marred by close-minded bias about all things southern.More

1  Thank Thomas R
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. The Museum of Southern History has expanded it's cases to include more than history of all era's. We apologize if you were unhappy with your tour guide. Please stop in and let us show you the new exhibits. Have a...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2015

We went at 11:00 am on a Saturday but they weren't open. I guess we should call ahead because it is staffed by volunteers? IDK.More

Thank Tom L
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am so sorry that we missed you. In previous years we closed early for the holidays - but - we have new hours and someone to staff them. We are now open Tues - Sat from 10 - 6. We will be closed on...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

3$ for adults and I think it was free for under 12 (not sure on the kids). Although I would suggest you call first to ensure that the volunteers are there - it is definitely worth the trip. They had a wide variety of artifacts...More

4  Thank Feathers F
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Ben W, General Manager at Museum of Southern History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad that you enjoyed the library at the Museum of Southern History. Our memberships are $25 for individuals and $35 for families. This allows you to come in all year for free and even check out books from the library. Thanks for stopping...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Small but full of so much southern history and southern hospitality. First off the people who work at this museum are very friendly and welcoming. They will offer to give you a guided tour or you can choose to walk around yourself and ask them...More

5  Thank Gabrielle L
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Reviewed 27 April 2015

Visited museum on 4-14-15. Charlie, an extremely well read guide esp. on US Civil War history, gave us a personal tour explaning each item in the museum and it's role in southern history. This museum is not extensive, however, it is a treasure trove of...More

5  Thank david r
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

We visited the museum today with our senior church group. I think my husband and I were the only Yankees there but it was still very interesting. If you are from the south or have relatives from the south I'm sure you would really learn...More

3  Thank missjoflo
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Call 904-388-3574.. You may have to leave a message but they will call you back the next day. Jim
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