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Arts & Museums

»Goodyear Cottage

Located in the 240-acre Jekyll Island Club Historic District, this 1906 Italian style mansion was built for Frank Henry Goodyear of New York as a winter retreat for his family. As one of the many "cottages" built by the elite wealthy at the turn of the 20th century, the Goodyear cottage is now the home of the Jekylll Island Art Association, a non-profit organization that promotes local arts as an art gallery with classes and workshops, monthly exhibits, a gift shop, concerts and other programs open to the public. The cottage is closed on legal holidays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. - Natasha Lawrence

251 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

»Cumberland Island National Seashore

A 45-minute boat ride from historic St. Marys aboard the Cumberland Queen will take you to the Gilded Age of the wealthy Carnegie family and 59-room Dungeness, their 1880s winter retreat. Forty square miles of beaches, salt marshes, bike trails, a camp ground, a maritime forest, historic buildings and about 150 feral horses draw thousands of visitors each year. Maintained by the National Park Service, guided tours of the grounds are included with the admission fee. The Sea Camp Ranger Station offers a children's program on ecology, wildlife and island history. Bring a picnic lunch, water and a camera.

Grand Avenue
St. Marys, GA 31558

»Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum

From military uniforms, artillery and artifacts from the last battle of the War of 1812 to displays of the luxurious lifestyles of the Carnegies of New York, their family and friends at their winter retreat and 59-room mansion called Dungeness on Cumberland Island. The museum also exhibits how early Native Americans and African Americans lived in the area. This museum is a treasure of an attraction regarding the history and development of St. Marys and Cumberland Island. There is a small gift shop with books, guides and other memorabilia regarding the town. Admission is free and there is on-site parking. - Natasha Lawrence   

129 Osborne Street
St Marys, GA 31558

»St. Mary's Submarine Museum, Inc

Just a short drive north of Jacksonville in southern Georgia, you'll learn more about the history of these underwater crafts, including the history of submarine use in the United States, all here at St. Mary's. The museum displays a large collection of memorabilia, military models, photos, and even a maritime library. Browse through the gift shop for hats, shirts, gifts and submarine patches. Children under age 6 are admitted free. Tour times vary according to group size. Call for details.

102 St. Mary's Street West
St. Marys, GA 31558

»Old Hamilton County Jail

The Old Hamilton County Jail was a jail in the early days that now functions as a museum. This two-story building consists of fire resistant bricks and steel accents. The museum displays the jail as well as pictures of legal hangings that were used during the 19th Century.

501 Northeast 1st Avenue
Jasper, FL 32052

»Lowndes County Historical Society And Museum

Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum showcases textiles, military equipment, archives and scrapbooks, which narrate the history of Valdosta and the rest of Lowndes County in Georgia. One can also view World War II albums and memoirs.

305 West Central Avenue
Valdosta, GA 31601

»Island Art Association Gallery

Beautiful paintings and creative sculptures await your attention at this gallery, which is conveniently located on Center Street in beautiful downtown Fernandina Beach, on scenic Amelia Island. A co-op gallery of Nassau County artists, this attractive collection features a variety of mixed media works, from watercolors and acrylics to pottery, stained glass and woodcuts. Works from more than 52 artists are on display and there is no charge for admission.

18 North Second Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

»Amelia Island Museum of History

Spanning an impressive 4,000 years of the barrier island's past, the Amelia Island Museum of History takes you on a journey back in time with help from spellbinding narrations, lectures and walking tours of the historic district. Numerous artifacts of both land and marine archaeology are on display, detailing the island's occupation under eight different flags. The Historic District tour is by appointment only.

233 South Third Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

»Ritz Museum

Located beside the historic Ritz Theater, Ritz Museum occupies a space of approximately 11,000 square feet and is comprised of a collection of artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia that portrays the importance of the African-American culture of the region. The region of LaVilla was once dubbed as the 'Harlem of the South,' and a visit to the museum would help you better understand why by taking you through the collections under the permanent exhibit called "Lifting Every Voice in LaVilla." The title of the exhibit refers to a hymn composed by Jacksonville natives James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson. Call or visit their website to know more.

829 North Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

»Karpeles Manuscript Library

Located off Main Street in Downtown Jacksonville, Karpeles Manuscript Library is billed as the world's largest holding of historical documents on literature, medicine, science, music and anthropology. Rare books and documents, some a century old, are on display here to the public. This library has seven different locations throughout the country, so it frequently rotates its historical exhibits before returning them to the archive. You can visit again and again without seeing the same documents twice.

101 West First Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206

»Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) is among the most famous contemporary art museums in the country. This huge Jacksonville complex is home to many temporary as well as permanent exhibits along with the variety of cultural activities and events it hosts. It offers an in-house diner, Cafe Nola, that serves continental delicacies to ensure you don't let hunger pangs keep you from appreciating some of the finest contemporary art Florida has to offer. 

333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

»Pedestrian Gallery of Contemporary Art

Pedestrian Gallery focuses on contemporary art and features Southeastern US artists. It sponsors numerous shows and exhibits and helps local artists establish careers. In addition, the gallery promotes education in the visual arts with its Regional Artist Workspace (RAW), a center that holds monthly classes on everything from drawing and painting to bookbinding and portfolio review, along with art programs for kids. It is a great way to appreciate the variety of local and regional artwork.

2141 Park Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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