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The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens at Atlantic Beach
The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens
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Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens

Discover an amazing collection of art from 2100 BCE to today, and stroll through a series of historic gardens at this unique Jacksonville attraction. This historic art museum features a variety of exhibits, including one of the world's top collections of Meissen porcelain. See works of from ancient cultures, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and modern America, and don't miss the beautiful outdoor gardens on the scenic museum grounds.


  • Explore a historic garden from 1903
  • See the famous painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart
  • Peruse a collection of fine porcelain
  • Enjoy rotating exhibits with new works every season.

National Register of Historic Places

In January 25, 2010, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens was added to the National Register of Historic Places and officially recognized as an important piece of Florida’s past.

Flower Gardens

The museum features three flower gardens on its grounds, one dating back to 1903. Explore the colorful collection of blooms and plants at the Italian Garden, English Garden and historic Olmsted Garden.


  • What is the history of the museum grounds?

    Located on the grounds of the former residence of a wealthy local family, this historic art museum opens onto the St. Johns River. You’ll find a series of buildings and gardens, including the historic Tudor-style events center.
  • What kind of pieces can be found at the museum?

    You’ll see European and American artistic paintings, a large collection of Meissen porcelain, ancient art and masterpieces by Rubens, Rockwell and Winslow Homer.

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