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From the Beginning

Posted By: Local Expert Guest

Since the French Huguenots arrived in 1564, Jacksonville’s history and present has been shaped by the mixture of cultures that have called the city home.

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History Tours

Posted By: Gary Sass

From the days of the Timucuan Indians to the architectural renaissance following the Great Fire of 1901 to the 21st century hosting of the Super Bowl XXIV, Jacksonville has made it's mark on history.

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Jacksonville Was America's First Hollywood

Posted By: Local Expert Guest

In the early years of the 20th century, Jacksonville earned the title of “Winter Film Capital of the World.” The warm climate, striking natural surroundings, diversity of architecture, inexpensive labor and easy rail

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Weekend Getaway on a Budget

Posted By: Local Expert Guest

Music, art, food, beer, sports, adventure, and fun await you in Jacksonville on any given day, and the best part? We guarantee it won’t break your bank!

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