Attractions in Jacksonville

Beaches Museum and History Center
The Beaches Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Florida's First Coast beach communities, which include Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Verde Beach, and Palm Valley. Established in 1978, the Society is now a historic museum open to residents, travelers, and school groups. The Center offers educational programs, interactive and informative heritage exhibits, and group tours that provide education about the First Coast beach communities.

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, located in Hemming Plaza, is a cultural resource of the University of North Florida and is one of the largest contemporary art institutions in the Southeast. The Museum offers a wide range of ongoing exhibits, educational programs, and publications that focus on modern and contemporary art, with a emphasis on works from the 1960's to today. The Museum's permanent collection includes nearly 800 works of paintings, prints, sculptures, and photography. In addition, the museum hosts lively events throughout the year.

Amelia River Cruises and Charters
Amelia River Cruises and Charters provides historic sightseeing cruises that travel from Fernandina's waterfront, to Cumberland Island in Georgia, where breathtaking views of wild horses, as well as oysters, egrets, sea turtles, herons, spoonbills, ospreys, dolphins, and more can be seen. These inspiring cruises take travelers along marshes, wilderness beaches, and historic riverbanks. In addition, Amelia River Cruises and Charters offers eco-shrimping tours, family sunset cruises, and twilight BYOB adult-oriented cruises.

Riverside Arts Market
Riverside Arts Market, located under the Fuller Warren Bridge, is an arts and entertainment non-profit that features a collective gathering of more than 150 artists, musicians, street performers, food vendors, and fresh produce stands throughout the year. Purchase or sell artwork in this creative storefront setting and support local artists and farmers.

Fort Clinch State Park
Fort Clinch State Park is one of the most well preserved 19th century park systems in the country. Both the Civil and Spanish-American wars were fought near the Fort Clinch Fort. The park is a great place for swimmers, sunbathers, and beachcombers. While in Fort Clinch, fish from the pier or hike and bike through the six-mile trail that extends throughout the park. Self-guided nature tours are available and provide travelers opportunities to learn and observe plants and wildlife. In addition, Fort Clinch Park offers a full-facility campground with overnight accommodations.