It's hard to imagine, I know, but this year we'll commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The Museum of Florida History is committed to preserving the remaining pieces of Florida's often under-represented maritime and naval past from this period. This not to be missed exhibition includes artifacts recovered from The Maple Leaf, a Union transport ship that was sunk by a Confederate torpedo in the St. John's River near Jacksonville, during the latter part of the Civil War.
The displays feature original and reproduced illustrations, interactive components, and videos, as well as a rare sword on loan from the Smithsonian Institute. Spend the afternoon learning about our exciting and colorful state's history - it's a great way to keep the kids entertained (while still learning!) this summer.