Historical and Cultural Sites

Walter Jones Historical Park

Walter Jones offers many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful riverside land it holds in Jacksonville, FL.

Walter Jones offers many opportunities to enjoy the beautiful riverside land it holds. Upon entering the park, you will find the Mandarin Museum, complete with artifacts and information local to the area. Past the entrance, there is a paved trail that allows you to view the historical buildings while also enjoying the native Florida pine habitat. You may even mark a few birds off your checklist along the way! The trail eventually leads to the riverfront boardwalk, where you have a front row seat to the beauty of the St. Johns, along with a unique view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline. The boardwalk also leads to the frequented county dock, where many choose to go fishing or launch a kayak. If you decide to bring lunch, there are benches at the end of the dock, and a few covered picnic tables in the center of the park. If you want to learn more after reading the educational signs around the park, tours can be scheduled Monday through Saturday for up to 60 people. Additionally, volunteers are present on Saturdays to answer questions and give access to multiple buildings on site. The park and farmhouse are handicapped accessible.

Location Details

11964 Mandarin Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32223


Benches, Bike Racks, Community Center, Drinking Fountain, Grills, Hiking Trail, Lighting, On the Water, Parking, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Riverwalk, Trash Barrels

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