Park hours: 7 a.m. - Sunset daily Museum hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sat
History: Major William Webb purchased 31.2 acres on the St. Johns River in Mandarin in 1873. He built a home, barn and 1,000-foot dock extending into the St. Johns River. Walter Jones, proprietor of the Mandarin Store and Post Office, moved his family to the homestead in the early 1900s and his family members occupied the property until 1992. The City of Jacksonville acquired approximately 10 acres of Major Webb's original homestead from the descendants of Walter Jones in 1994 for the purpose of creating the city's first historical park. The park opened to the public in August 2000 and includes the restored farmhouse, barn, outbuildings, sawmill, schoolhouse, nature trail along a riverfront boardwalk, picnic area and restrooms. The park and farmhouse are handicapped accessible. The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society operates the park facilities under a contract with the city.Located on the beautiful St. Johns River in the 10-acre Walter Jones Historical Park, the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society takes visitors back to old Florida. Discover the "Mandarin Experience" Mandarin Historical Society Museum, boardwalk along St. Johns River and visual replicas of old farm house and barn from the area.