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Museum of Southern History, Jacksonville

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3.9/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Most amazing collection of artifacts and displays related to the civil war. Great onsite library for research. Knowledgeable volunteer guides standing ready to answer any questions. A must see and visit for the serious history buff. A hidden gem.
  • I care. Cool place, cheap entry. Good spot on a rainy afternoon. Learning is a lost art.
  • Great lecture and tour. I am in the Masters Program and was impressed with the extent of the knowledge of the tour guide. I did not see any bias or prejudice displayed. Great library for research. Fee is only a 3$ donation so you cannot beat the price.
  • Great place to visit. It is good to go to a place with down home nice Southern people that are always helpful.
  • Please understand that this is not an enditement of the Museum of southern History but rather someone who miss-understands history to the point that they take their personal bias's and even when historically proven incorrect, disrespect the patron. Well friends it appears that history is not the for-tay of the Museum of Southern History Facebook page or be it of the person who takes care of the Facebook page. He was incorrect with his assumption with respect to Inpressment Act vs Conscription/Draft and when corrected about the additional error he made of black servants and slaves NOT forced to work for the confederates and there is no evidence as to their history which in turn he then blocked me. He also stated that blacks were never forced to be used nor taken from their masters, and that Inpressment Act was the draft of white's. I am surprised but there are those even in the best of museum settings who are bias and un-open to historical documented fact. Even wrong and when corrected get upset. Hense the issue with many revisionists and people blinded by revision and myth. When challenged, folks like them act as if their feelings and self esteem are hurt when someone tries to prove that their opinion is faulty. They often think that those who challenge their ideas are attacking them personally which is not true. They are just one of those who are not afraid of knowing the truth so much as they are afraid of admitting they are wrong. They are ignorant and therefore make rash thought out decisions with no substance to back them up. It's not easy to admit they believed in nothing but miss-information whole life, but it would go a long way in proving a little maturity if they could act on facts rather than false Ideologies. In the end they only care about keeping their pride rather than caring about truth. We DON'T need folks like that at our museums. They are a place or leaning and not personal bias and the uneducated.
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