Museum opening hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Tuesday - Saturday) & by appt.

102 M L King Avenue

St. Augustine, FL, 32084



Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center
Help Us 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

Dine at the Columbia Restaurant to Support the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center has been chosen as a recipient partner for the 21st Annual Columbia Restaurant Community Harvest for September 2018. Dine at the Columbia for lunch or dinner in September, select the Lincolnville Museum and [...]


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, [...]