A Cultural Wonderland
Since its beginning, Jacksonville has laid out a welcome mat to people of many diverse backgrounds.
From the native Timucuan Indians, French Huguenots and the Spanish of the region's formative years to the achievements and experiences of the African Americans, Hispanic Americans and others, all have their place in Jacksonville's history. These ethnic groups have shaped the city into what it has become and infused their traditions into the daily lives of its residents over the years.
Today, Jacksonville continues to be a cornucopia of cultures. Explore the region's diverse heritage at its monuments and historic sites and celebrations of traditions, art and music. For tips on planning your getaway in Jacksonville, check out the Black Heritage Tour Itinerary.