Museum opening hours: 12:30 -4:30 PM (Wednesday - Saturday) & by appt.

102 M L King Avenue

St. Augustine, FL, 32084



Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center
Continue the Journey

  • 1902

    Segregated Black schools occupied the current site, alternately named “School #2” or “Colored School”.

  • 1925

    Lincolnville residents saw the completion of a new school, all masonry and coquina, named "Excelsior" and became Lincolnville's educational and cultural hub for more than four decades.

  • 1968

    Excelsior school closed and the building reverted to government offices for three decades before being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

  • 2005

    Friends of Lincolnville, a non-profit, assumed responsibility for the building in 2005 and is returning Excelsior to a place of prominence, as the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, a repository for African American history and culture in northeast Florida.

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Group Tours are available most Saturdays and by request most days of the week.

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The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
welcomes your support and involvement towards making this historical
institution a hub of African American tradition and culture.

Upcoming Events

John Due to speak at LMCC 8-10-18

Join The Friends of Lincolnville for a discussion with civil rights attorney John Due, Jr. on August 10, 2018.  Mr. Due has more than 60 years of pioneering civil justice. This is a FREE event.  However, seating is limited!!!


Own a Brick

The mission of the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC) is simple: to tell the rich history of more than 450 years of African American experience in the Oldest City in America. From the first Spanish settlement in 1565, through Indian Wars, [...]