There is an enchanting museum in Jacksonville that will transport you to another era - cheaply. If you're looking for free and cheap things to do in Jacksonville, The Cummer Museum just announced free admission to its permanent collection and gardens on Fridays.
This museum is great for the art-seeker and nature enthusiast, which features class art spanning from 2100 B.C. through the 21st century. You will be exposed to more than 5,000 objects which will give you a diverse and global interpretation of art.
Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, is a new museum's exhibit that opened on Friday, October 18th featuring more than 60 objects and spanning more than 30 years of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s prolific career.
According to the Cummer Museum, Tiffany was one of America's most renowned artists which his seminal work included glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry and painting.
Thanks to the sponsorship from PNC Bank, the museum now has free Friday admission from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to WJCT, the museum drew about 9,000 visitors during the Summer Friday's program which led to a 25% increase in visitation.
Tuesday nights will remain free thanks to Florida Blue. The museum also has a magnificent garden with one of the oldest oak trees in Jacksonville.
There is also an Italian garden that will transport you to Tuscany and a view like no other. So, whenever you have no plans in the itinerary, take a stroll on a Friday night and escape to paradise.
Address: 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Hours: Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Why you need to go: This museum is now offering free Fridays.