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Group Tours & Presentations

In our mission to educate and inspire the greater Jacksonville community to value its history, by fostering understanding of how the region’s past shapes our present, our tours and presentations typically serve 80 to 100 groups throughout the year by offering programs that schools, summer camps, families and organizations can enjoy.

City Hall Tours

Now Available with more information coming soon.

The Merrill Museum House Tour

At the fully restored and furnished Eastlake Victorian home adjacent to society’s Old St. Andrews Church. Showcasing life in Jacksonville during 1903, the tour offers an educational and entertaining walk through local turn-of-the-century history. The Museum tour also functions as a major component of the society’s annual Gingerbread Extravaganza. During the 2018 Extravaganza event, the Merrill House Museum will be open Monday through Friday from from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Our City Hall tour or Merrill House Museum tour per appointment Monday through Friday between 9:30am – 3:30pm. To schedule a City Hall Tours or Merrill Museum House group tour, please call our office at (904) 665-0064 or email us at

Gingerbread Extravaganza

The Gingerbread Extravaganza, a local holiday tradition, showcases gingerbread and confection creations by amateurs and professional. Often called the “most creative art show in Jacksonville,” gingerbread builders select themes ranging from a whimsical holiday surprise, historical landmarks and of course, the holidays are featured!

To schedule a Gingerbread Extravaganza group tour, please call our office at (904) 665-0064 or email

Offsite Presentations

We offer offsite presentations for clubs, organizations, and other groups on diverse topics of Jacksonville’s history.

To schedule a Presentations, please call our office at (904) 665-0064 or email us at

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