Mandarin Museum at Walter Jones Park

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Artifacts include items related to Harriet Beecher Stowe, items related to the Civil War era and the steamship Maple Leaf and an Art Gallery featuring Mandarin artists.

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Take a stroll through the beautiful 11 acre park on the banks of the St. Johns River in historic Mandarin and visit the Mandarin Museum. Exhibits provide an intimate venue to discover the history of the area. The park walk includes the 1876 barn and home built by Major William Webb, a boardwalk along the river, a sawmill, and the Losco Winery building. Artifacts inside the museum include: items related to Harriet Beecher Stowe who wintered in Mandarin from 1867-1884, items related to the Civil War era and the steamship Maple Leaf, an Art Gallery featuring Mandarin artists, and a small store of books and items related to local history.

The Museum is open every Saturday from 9-4. Tours may be scheduled for school groups, scouts, etc.

Scheduled tours all year for 3rd and 4th graders studying Florida History.Tours include four historical stations: 1. Mandarin Museum (to learn about general history of Mandarin, Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War steamship Maple Leaf; 2. Walter Jones Historical Park and the 1875 Webb Farmhouse - life in Mandarin in the early 1900s; 3.Mandarin Store and Post Office - built in 1911 - about life during the mid 1900s; the historic building, Mandarin Community Club and playing old fashioned children's games.

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