Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location
Pablo Ave.
Main Entrance
Ramp available to main entrance, two rails
Accessible Entrance
4th Ave. North, ramp with two rails, elevator to second floor
Wheelchairs Available
Museum Store
Accessible Restrooms
All restrooms are accessible
Service Animals
Sitting Area Location
First and Second floors
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information
Please call in advance to book a special tour. All galleries in the museum are wheelchair accessible. Historic buildings are also wheel chair accessible.
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk
Magnifying glasses
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Galleries and Exhibits
Transcripts of video is available in the archives.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Special tours should be book in advance, please call 904-241-5657 to book a tour.
Our Access Programs Use
Verbal Description Tours
Verbal descriptions
Art-making activities
Hands-on classroom activities
Welcome to the First Coast Beaches!! The Beaches Museum & History Park is owned and operated by The Beaches Area Historical Society, Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Through its exhibitions, educational programs, lecture series, children’s workshops, archives, research facilities and collections, the Society serves the beach communities of Greater Jacksonville (Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Palm Valley). The Society was founded in 1978; in 2006 a new building was opened housing the Beaches Museum & History Park. The Society collects and preserves artifacts, documents, and photographs that directly relate to the Beaches history and heritage, and manages adjoining Pablo Historical Park with three historic buildings and a special exhibit building featuring a 1911-steam locomotive.