Take a “walk through history” at the Jacksonville Historical Society’s James E. Merrill History House. The nineteenth-century Eastlake Victorian home is furnished as the Merrills and other middle-class Jacksonville families lived in 1903. Notable historic events are revealed during the museum house tour, including Jacksonville’s recovery from the Great Fire of 1901. Turn-of-the-century life is showcased in this elaborately decorated family home that also highlights a lifestyle of limited electricity and plumbing.
To schedule a visit, or to plan a group tour, call 904-665-0064. Admission is free to Jacksonville Historical Society members and $5 for non-members.