Gulf Beaches Historical Museum, St. Pete Beach

Housed in what was the first church in Pass-a-Grille, the museum collection highlights life as it was in the early development of the South Pinellas beach communities with it’s ongoing exhibits.
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  • It is a quaint little place. The lady was very nice and helpful, we picked up some small gifts. They had great and different things that you could buy. I would tell my friends about this place. Small ...  more »
  • Having grown up in and around Tampa Bay, including St. Pete Beach, I'm surprised I'd never been to this museum. It's a gem, filled with lots of old photos of Pass-a-Grille from when it was a sand stre...  more »
  • My family loves history and museums and we were not disappointed with this little gem. They offer a lot of history in a small space and very good for local genealogy. Best of all it was FREE! We did m...  more »
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  • This small hundred-year-old building is packed with history and staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. My sons enjoyed the display of artifacts from the 1500s through the 20th cenrury. I learned about families who founded the gulf beaches and characters like the happy hermit, Silas Dent. It has brochures for a historic walking tour of Passe-a-grille and the history of the Don Cesar. The amazing aerial photography from the early 20th century is enough to bring me back. There's so much more, too.
  • What a treasure this little museum is. They are only opened from May-October so make sure you check before heading out. They have wonderful archives which can be accessed by graduate students and other researchers and they have the best information about the history of St. Pete. Beach. Very helpful volunteers and staff.
  • Don't wait for a rainy day to visit this little treasure on Pass-a-grille. They have a limited summer schedule (May-October). Researchers and graduate students can make an appointment to get into the archives which abound with great material about all of Pinellas County's gulf beaches. The volunteer culture is rich and welcoming to those interested in donating time. Service learning opportunities exist for students of all ages, too.
  • Quaint little museum, great exhibits on beach history. Do check the website, they are open limited hours. Especially off season.

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