The Mandarin Museum provides 1210 sq. ft. of exhibit space with permanent and temporary exhibits focusing on various aspects of Mandarin’s unique history along the St. Johns River.

The first point of interest is a timeline of events from Mandarin’s beginnings as a Timucuan village to modern times. Other installations focus on prominent individuals and events, including the famed author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wintered in Mandarin from 1867 to 1884. The Mandarin Museum also has a rotating gallery that exhibits both modern and past artists who lived in or were inspired by the Mandarin community. Featured artists in 2017 included John Kenning, Gary Garrett, Bruno Alberts, and Mary Atwood.


Learn more about our special exhibits, The Maple Leaf and A Soldier’s Story.


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Be sure to also visit our gift shop, featuring books written by and about local people, artwork from Mandarin artists, and other unique finds. And Mandarin Frogs are only available at the Mandarin Museum. These fanciful frogs have put a smile on many a face, just like the “Frog Man” hoped they would. Thank you to the “Frog Man” who makes these concrete creatures one frog at a time and donates every penny to support the programs and of Mandarin Museum.


Selections from our gift shop

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