Street Address
11964 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville, FL 32241
Mailing Address
PO Box 23601
Jacksonville, FL 32223
phone: 904-268-0784
fax: 904-268-0752
e-mail: mandarinmuseum@bellsouth.net
web: www.mandarinmuseum.net/
Hours
The Mandarin Museum
Year-round
Saturday9 AM - 4 PM
Mandarin Store & Post Office
1st and 3rd Sunday
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Staff
Sandy Arpen, President

Description

In the 1800s, Mandarin was a small farming village that shipped oranges, grapefruit, lemons and other fruits and vegetables to Jacksonville and points north on the steamships that traveled the St. Johns River. In 1864, the Union steamship, the Maple Leaf, hit a Confederate mine and sank just off Mandarin Point. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe wintered in the village from 1867 to 1884. Mandarin now is a small section of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, but its natural beauty, parks and historic buildings draw visitors from around the world. The Mandarin Museum at the Walter Jones Historical Park is open. Special tours may be requested.

Mission

The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society's mission is to provide a venue to foster greater understanding, appreciation, enjoyment, and stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of the lower St. Johns River basin through time.