The LMCC is housed in the first high school for African Americans in Saint Johns County, located in the Lincolnville Historic District: a community built by emancipated slaves following the Civil War. This African American Museum preserves, promotes and teaches more than 450 years of African American History in North East Florida.
Lincolnville LifeWays Exhibit
Henry Twine Photos
Martin Luther King Fingerprints
Ray Charles piano
Herbert Hoover Boots
Issiac Barrett Lynching Memorial Jar
This museum covers more than 450 years of African American Heritage and culture in the nation's oldest city. Its exhibits and programs offer a rich array of what life in a segregated community was like.
The LifeWays Exhibit shows the complexities through trials and triumphs that made Lincolnville thrive as an African American community. Education, the arts and live performances, the lifeblood of Lincolnville's residents are highlighted in the museum.
Here the sounds of music fed the soul from Saturday night dinner clubs depicting a rich culture of Jazz that attracted many to places like the Odd Fellows Hall. Sunday morning worship are among the displays and story lines you will see and hear, and learn about the role they played in the Civil Rights Movement.
Other exhibits include the early African explorers of La Florida and St. Johns County. See how the coalitions of Spanish and African militia defended the city against intruders.
The museum offers a deeper look (by appointment) at oral histories of residents for scholars and history buffs.
Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
The museum is open Tuesday thru Friday from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Saturday by appointment only (must be reserved by closing time on Friday) Closed Mondays , Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and most major holidays. January 1, the Lincolnville Museum presents Emancipation Day, an historical reenactment of the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation and its effect on enslaved people. Tours may be scheduled by appointment for groups of 20 or more.
Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.
102 M. L. King Avenue, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084
Free parking for 80 vehicles. Bus parking available.
Ages: 6-17 years old. Under 6 are free.