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Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum

829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
+1 904-632-5555
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Best museum tour ever!

Our group arranged for a private tour. We did not know we were in for a treat! Our tour guide was... read more

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melissapV7437SW
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Fort Pierce, Florida
speakeasy landmark

Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is really an old gloried speakeasy turned oddly into a... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
JimDeBerry
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Ritz Theatre is a 400-seat theatre featuring a state-of-the-art sound system, theatrical lighting and 30' x 40' performance stage. The LaVilla museum is a living legacy that connects us to our past through images, objects and information that has been carefully handed down through many generations.
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829 N Davis St, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4734
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Reviewed yesterday

Our group arranged for a private tour. We did not know we were in for a treat! Our tour guide was the best guide I have ever encountered; I have experienced hundreds. Please stop by and make this facility a part of your trip itinerary!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is really an old gloried speakeasy turned oddly into a landmark. LaVilla Museum has some art, so don't fart!

Thank JimDeBerry
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I found this place accidentally and decided to walk in. There are plenty of beautiful historical symbols of the depth of the African American communities. Lovely place

Thank Smith T
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Want to know more about how african americans faired in Jacksonville, Fl. This museum gives you a very good overview with an actual street reflective of business, family, and cultural history of this city. One of the best of this kind that we've visited inclusive...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was lucky enough to go to a concert here- the theater is a historic gem, comfortable and small- so it gives you a much more intimate feel. Staff are very knowledgeable about the history of the theater and eager to share! I look forward...More

Thank Crystal O
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This venue is located in downtown Jacksonville, Fl. It is not a real safe area of town. I would use extreme caution when attending events in this area.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

I went to a recital that was done by a well known Ballet dancer from Cuba. (Dulce Anaya) The dancers were beautiful and they were are together. It wasn't just a typical ballet recital it was very professional and very enjoyable. It was worth going...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love to bring guests by the Ritz to show them the rich African American history right in the center of Jacksonville. I also love their exhibits and events.

Thank Zakiya M
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Learning about the people and places once known as the Harlem of the South was an incredible experience. The Ritz Museum is definitely worth a visit. They can accommodate groups with advance planning. My husband and I visited on a recent trip and spent a...More

Thank laniiwrites
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend it was worth the time and gave a lot about black history things that was owned back then by blacks and etc.. We loved it and its free to enter the day we went there

Thank JayRina2009
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Lisa B
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Response from Higgie44 | Reviewed this property |
There is no bar that I have seen but I have been to private events at the theater and museum where the event offered alcohol.
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