The Mandarin Museum aims to celebrate and preserve the history of Mandarin, Florida, located at the southern end of the greater Jacksonville metropolitan area. The museum is situated in the 10-acre Walter Jones Historical Park, which was acquired after the Civil War by Major William Webb, a former Union Army officer, who established a homestead and farm on the site. Walter Jones eventually acquired the property, and his heirs sold it to the City of Jacksonville to preserve its historic character. The current site includes the original Webb/Jones home, a barn and outbuildings, the museum, and a building moved there from the local Losco Winery.
Museum Report - A River Community’s Civil War Ties
By Robert A. Mattson