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Plan Your Tour

There's no better way to connect with Jacksonville's legacy of music than to see the sights for yourself. To convey the rich and diverse history of the First Coast, the JAMM offers five curated tours of the Jacksonville area informed by our research and resources. View the itineraries below to plan a memorable experience tailored to your interests, or connect with a local expert to explore further options.

Homeward Bound Tour

Walk in the footsteps of Jacksonville's iconic and innovative musical figureheads by visiting their former residences and stomping grounds.

Includes: Ray Charles's Home, The Van Zant House, Gray House, Brewster Hospital, Delius House, and more.

14 Locations

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Powerful Women Tour

From Mae Axton to Zora Neale Hurston, Jacksonville's music culture owes everything to the contributions of female performers and organizers; this tour highlights their lasting impact on the area and its history.

Includes: Clara White Mission, Duval Armory, Hansentown, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, and more.

7 Locations

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Historic LaVilla Tour

In the early twentieth century, LaVilla was thriving, independent African-American city and the site of some of Jacksonville's most iconic arts and music. This tour explores the area with a mind towards its memory.

Includes: Strand Theatre, Genovar's Hall, Masonic Temple, Little Savoy Theatre, and more.

15 Locations

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Rhythm and Blues Tour

Jacksonville's venues and institutions have witnessed the evolution and florescence of R&B, from its origins in the blues through historic performances by legends of soul. Learn about the sites that saw it all on this tour.

Includes: The Two Spot, Richmond Hotel, Globe Theatre, Ritz Theatre and Museum, and more.

5 Locations


The Allman Brothers Tour

Visit the sites that gave rise to The Allman Brothers Band, the world-class blues rock pioneers that brought Jacksonville's Southern rock sound to audiences everywhere.

Includes: Willowbranch Park, Duval County Armory, Gray House,  and Metropolitan Park.

4 Locations

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Local Guides

For visitors interested in more options or an accompanied experience, the JAMM recommends this selection of local guides. These professional services are independent from the museum and offered as a courtesy; the JAMM does not take responsibility for the delivery of services nor the content and accuracy of the tours.

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