Guided tours of the Mandarin Museum, St. Joseph’s Mission Schoolhouse for African-American Children (1898), the 1875 farmhouse at the Walter Jones Historical Park, and the 1911 Store & Post Office are available by advance reservation. Call 268-0784 or Mandarin firstname.lastname@example.org.
The park and buildings are handicapped accessible. The farmhouse is located about a three to five minute walk from the parking lot along a paved path. The farmhouse is not air-conditioned and can be very hot during the summer months.
School tours normally run from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Many of the students are in the fourth grade and the field trip augments the Florida history curriculum. A morning tour normally can accommodate about 60 students. They visit the Mandarin Store and Post Office, the Walter Jones Historical Park, which features the 1875 farmhouse the Mandarin Museum and the 1898 one-room schoolhouse.
Picnic facilities and restrooms are available in the park. Some classes end their field trip with a picnic lunch.
Reservations should be made at least four weeks in advance. An information packet is available.
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