Rail Yard District

The district gets its name from the rail yards located in the district, which has been in operation since 1858.

The Rail Yard District is located minutes from downtown Jacksonville and the Prime Osborn Convention Center and easily accessible from both I-95 and I-10. Geographically, we represent 4.5 miles of businesses with close to 3 billion dollars in sales. There is a lot happening in the yard!

The Rail Yard District is home to the oldest continuously operating Farmers Market in Florida. The Farmers Market was established in 1938 and is visited by over 1 million visitors annually. Operated daily from dawn to dusk and closes only for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

We are also home to three breweries with tap rooms open to the public. Engine 15 opened in 2014 and has a German style biergarten with outdoor seating, a Pirate ship and Bacci court. Tabula Rasa sits on McCoy’s Creek and has a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy a beer. The most recent addition is Lemonstreet Brewing Co, a great place to experience local flavors.

Need to shop?

Check out Eco Relics, the largest architectural salvage store in the southeast. The 50,000 sq. ft. retail store is housed in an old Rail depot. With a mission to keep materials out of landfills there is no telling what you will find!

Need a great gift from a company with a heart? Retheaded, a nationally recognized non-profit helping victims of sex trafficking and recently featured on Project Runway All Stars! Rethreaded has a beautiful retail shop stocked with gorgeous jewelry and scarves made on-site as well as handbags and other items sourced from likeminded nonprofits around the globe.

Need to stay in shape on your visit?

Cross Salt de Terre recently topped 2019 Jacksonville Magazine Readers poll for the best workout in the city!

Need to work through some more energy? Battalion AirSoft Arena has a unique a fun way to release some more! Battalion Airsoft Arena is one of the Southeast’s largest Indoor AirSoft Arenas and features a 40,000 sq. ft. indoor field, an Airsoft Store, Gun Tech Department and a 6,700 sq. ft. Player’s Lounge.

Have pets?

Standard Feed & Seed has been proudly serving Northeast Florida for about 73 years now. Since 1946 our garden and livestock experts have been here to help with any and all of your needs.