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Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

2 Independent Drive, Suite 162

The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center is a non-profit, educational association and collects books, documents, artifacts, and other historical objects significant to General Maritime History of Jacksonville and Florida's First Coast; preserves their historical value; and interprets their meaning to the public by means of museum displays, educational programs, lectures and publications.

The mission of the Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center is to preserve and interpret the maritime history of Jacksonville and the First Coast in order to foster among all residents and visitors a deeper appreciation of our maritime heritage.

The strength of the JMHC collection lies in its connections between artifacts and the people who owned, used, and learned from them.

We seek to create a positive, memorable experience for both children and adults.

The Maritime Heritage Center is open six days a week (closed on Mondays).


Jeanne Sutton

Monday, June 8, 2015
Never knew this place existed. For $3 dollars each we were able to explore the Maritime history of Jacksonville as well as the USA. The Heritage Center is full of wonderful models. It was great to see pictures of how downtown Jacksonville looked when downtown had the shipyards instead of Blount Island. This place is a must for any history buff.

Hazel Ghiotto

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2013
This nautical museum is full of hidden historical treasures. A must visit for families when visiting downtown. One important note: As of July 1, 2013 the Maritime Center is only OPEN Tuesday-Saturday - from 11 AM to 5 PM and is CLOSED on Sunday and Monday.

Kristy L Loy

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mary Way

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media