JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- One of Jacksonville's museums has moved across the river and is getting ready for a grand re-opening.
The Jacksonville Maritime Museum has moved out of its cramped facilities next to Main Street on the Southbank Riverwalk and will reopen to the public inside the Jacksonville Landing April 9.
The new space allows the not-for-profit museum to display more items than in the past.
Among the displays will be a 15-foot model of the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga, models of steamboats that once roamed the St. Johns River and the Ray Arthur destroyer collection.
The museum's new location is on the ground floor of the Landing on the east side.
The opening will begin at 11 a.m., and admission is free.
With its new space, the museum has plans for a 50-seat media center and an interactive display for children.
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