Mandarin History Tour
Nov 14, 2009
Walk for about two miles beneath the great live oaks along Mandarin Road. Tour Walter Jones Historical Museum, a 1875 homestead, and a farmhouse on the St. Johns River led by Andy Morrow, executive director of the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society. Then well walk to the Mandarin Cemetery and the Episcopal Church, a congregation that started as a Bible study group with Professor
Calvin E. Stowe and his wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe. We will then proceed to the 1872 Mandarin Community Club, also founded by the famous author, and meet Andy for a tour of the 1911 Mandarin Store and Post Office. We will return to the park for an optional picnic. Bring water, snacks and lunch. Estimated time: 2.5 - 3 hours. The park and post office are handicapped accessible. However, we will be walking along the shoulder of Mandarin Road, and the road in the cemetery is sandy.
Cost for the tour: $7 each, payable that day.
Reservations required on Meetup or contact outings leader June. Please leave a phone number in case of cancellation due to heavy rain. The Walter Jones Historical Park is located . For information or directions, see Meetup or www.mandarinmuseum.net
Northeast Florida Group
Walter Jones Historical Park is at 11964 Mandarin Road, south of I-295.
Exit 295 at San Jose Blvd., traveling south. Make a right turn at Mandarin Road (Tree Steak House). Proceed .8 mile to the park entrance, which is on the right.
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