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Saint Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg

(3.1/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared stories of both the Sunshine City and the state of Florida. Numerous galleries offer visitors a unique look at Florida's past, including the Flight One gallery, paying tribute to the birthplace of scheduled aviation.
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  • IF it were not for the special trading exhibit about African-Americans during World War II, a visit here would be a waste. There is currently only one small room of local memorabilia. A good portion o...  more »
  • I lived in St..Pete for 14 years. I especially enjoyed the parts of the museum that had to do with the history of St. Pete, (the first commercial airplane flight) , history of Webb's City, and other p...  more »
  • Parking was great. Was not crowded. It was almost like it hidden gem there in Saint Pete. Very close to downtown so you can walk around afterwards 
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  • We had our wedding at the Museum of History on October 22. We had the wedding ceremony indoors in their flight gallery , the cocktail hour thru the exhibits and the reception in the flight gallery. it was amazing. The staff is so easy to work with, the price is reasonable and the location is so perfect. My guests loved the venue. I could not have asked for a more perfect venue.
  • This is a very cool hidden gem. I'm not crazy about the baseball part of it, but the history museum itself is really interesting and has some great photos from back in the day in St. Pete. I love seeing the dirt streets where Beach Drive is! Definitely worth a visit.
  • I've been coming to the museum every few years for the past 15 years now. The front area of the museum used to house lots of artifacts of local aviation historical significance and other subjects; now almost empty except for a big screen production at the far end w/seating for only 3-4 people and the full size replica of the Benoit seaplane suspended overhead. Theatrical touch is nice & modern yet doesn't have nearly as much historical material. The middle third of the museum which used to tell a lot more about Pinellas County and St. Petersburg is now some exhibit hundreds of baseballs which I really hope was not paid for with taxpayer dollars. Yes Virginia, there already is a Baseball Hall of Fame. The mummy exhibit from another country is an even more blatant example of this museum having abandoned its local historic roots and sense of purpose. Someone please open a new local History Museum!
  • A lot of love went into this place. The musuem is bigger than it looks and has alot of great exhibits. It seems like the musuem is very well run.
  • The museum is located on 2nd Ave NE, locally known as the Pier Approach. Currently the pier is longer, but this museum has exhibits you won't find anywhere.