St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg

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#9 of 10 in Museums in St. Petersburg
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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  • We had visited St. Petersburg many times, but we had never gone to this museum. This time we decided to check it out. The price ($15) was a bit high for the small size, but there were some interesting...  more »
  • Start by marveling at a reconstruction of the Benoist, the fragile-looking airplane that made the first commercial flight in the US. Check out the world's largest collection of autographed baseballs -...  more »
  • Limited history of the area. Good video on first flight from Tampa to St Petersburg. Signed baseball collection was different but unless you are a serious b ball fan boring worth a 30-45 min trip  more »
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  • This museum is a little gem on Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg. The permanent works are wonderful. They also have some beautiful temporary displays. One that I especially liked was art glass. An unexpected pleasure was a textiles exhibit with a focus on Victorian era lingerie. A very peaceful afternoon.
  • I recently read a book on the history of St Petersburg which referenced this Museum several times. So I was inspired to take a Saturday and visit this place. Very nice museum. I enjoyed the exhibits including the special exhibit they had called Alligators and Oddities that was very interesting and very bizarre. Everything about alligators you could ever want to know. They had a great autographed baseball collection. I am not a baseball fan but I certainly enjoyed looking at that. The best part was the replica airplane from the first commercial airline in St Petersburg. Overall the museum told the story of the story of St Petersburg quite well. There were quite a few bits of information not in the book. Well worth a rainy Saturday.
  • Writing this review to highly recommend the St. Pete Museum of History as a wonderful venue to have a wedding, or any special event. We had our wedding ceremony, and reception in the flight gallery, and cocktail hour in the museum exhibits, and it was perfect! Amy was such a pleasure to work with, and went above and beyond in making sure our big day went as smooth as possible. We GREATLY appreciated all of her help in coordinating the event, which went off without a hitch despite less than perfect weather conditions on the day of!! My husband and I had a great time at our wedding, as did all of our guests. Thanks for a night we will always remember!
  • Good little museum showcasing St. Petersburg history. Everyone should go at least once. Location is great right by the Bay and downtown.
  • A lovely museum and a wonderful venue for the party to open the St. Petersburg part of the mobile app: Florida Stories. It is just delightful to see the community come together to honor and appreciate the city!

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Waterfront hotels are popular with visitors on vacation, offering proximity to plenty of dining and nightlife options as well as the picturesque beaches. Those who want to immerse themselves in St. Pete’s bohemian scene should consider staying in the 600 Block Arts District or the Grand Central District. A short-term apartment rental, offering amenities such as kitchen and laundry facilities, is a convenient option if you're planning to stay a while in the city.
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