- Museums Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
Read about how we rank Things to Do.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens makes an excellent addition to the historic Brooklyn neighborhood, sitting just southwest of downtown Jacksonville. Established in 1958, this beautiful art museum has made a mission out of art education and community enhancement. In addition to housing impressive exhibits, The Cummer offers seminars and lecture series while working with Duval County Schools on additional programs for kids. But back to the art: This museum houses more than 5,000 works from various artists, including Camille Pissarro and Norman Rockwell. And while you're here, make some time for a stroll through the gardens, which feature fountains, reflecting pools and a canopy created by towering old oak trees.
Visitors are blown away not only by the art housed here, but also by how beautiful the facility is. "The Cummer is the best place to visit in Jacksonville for viewing art […], for outstanding gardens and statuary, and for exquisite views over the St. Johns River to downtown Jacksonville," said one TripAdvisor user. If you can, visit at different times throughout the year to see the gardens decked out with different lighting and flora for transitioning seasons.
The Cummer Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. On Tuesdays, the facility opens its doors from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with free entry between 4 p.m. and closing; Wednesday through Saturday, The Cummer welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Sundays, the museum is open from noon to 4 p.m. Admission costs $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and college students; children ages 5 and younger can enter for free. To learn more, visit The Cummer Museum's official website.
- Thing to Do
- 1.1 Miles Away
- 4.0-star Hotel Class
- 1.2 Miles Away
- 3.5-star Hotel Class
- 1.2 Miles Away
- 2.5-star Hotel Class