Join The Jaxson’s Ennis Davis, Bill Delaney and Mike Field for a guided tour of Jacksonville’s historic Five Points and Brooklyn neighborhoods. Carved out of a former cotton plantation land in 1868, Brooklyn and Five Points have greatly contributed to Jacksonville’s growth and culture for over 150 years. Since the Civil War, both neighborhoods have been the home to a surprisingly diverse population including the descendants of Gullah Geechee freedmen and women, bohemians and artists seeking asylum, and wealthy men and women of industry.
Development along Riverside Avenue in Brooklyn has accounted for much of “Downtown” Jacksonville’s growth for more than a decade, while Five Points has evolved into one of Jacksonville’s most vibrant pedestrian-friendly districts and cultural hubs. We’ll explore how these neighborhoods came to be, how they’ve changed and how they’ll continue to evolve going forward.
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite for tours at 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tickets are $20; kids 12 and under are free. The tour starts and ends in front of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens on Riverside Avenue. Street parking is free. The tour is suitable for most travelers. For any questions, contact Bill Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org.