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St. Petersburg Museum of History

335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
+1 727-894-1052
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Unfortunately we had recently visited the excellent History Museum in Orlando. This pales in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
Not worth it.

I'm a history teacher. I was here for the first time during an evening event in July. The exhibit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SybillaNYC
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with visitors and residents alike. Stroll through the Sunshine City Gallery to learn the history of St. Petersburg – from pioneers and trains to World War II and World Famous Webb’s City. Don’t miss the Flight One Gallery, detailing the birth of commercial aviation right here in St. Petersburg, and see the first passenger aircraft that flew across the bay to Tampa – a trip that used to take hours before the W. Howard Frankland and Gandy bridges were built. The world's largest collection of signed baseballs was donated by local resident Dennis Schrader. The permanent exhibit features original documents, story boards and video screens connecting America’s national pastime with historical events from the region and around the world. Visit St. Petersburg’s oldest resident – an authentic 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy as well as a replica of King Tut’s Tomb.
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335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we had recently visited the excellent History Museum in Orlando. This pales in comparison. One small room of local history, One with a model of the 1st passenger airplane, Baseballs and some info, and a WAY to big and dull military section. Don't bother...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a history teacher. I was here for the first time during an evening event in July. The exhibit of photographs of soldiers' experiences was poorly curated and unimaginative. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

I love this little museum, parts of which are dedicated to St. Pete's history, and parts of which explain St. Pete's history as related to other issues. There was quite a large baseball exhibition during our visit but as neither my boyfriend and I are...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

What I remember best about this museum is the long history of marketing St Petes for its warm climate and water access. I came away thinking that the economic basis has changed little since the city was founded. I guess there were fish camps early...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was an excellent museum, so much information and interesting facts about the history of St Petersburg. Loved the Baseball collection. Great place to visit

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is an interesting museum with information on the history of flight in St. Petersburg, and a good exhibition of photographs from various wars, but the real attraction is an exhibition of hundreds (or maybe thousands) of baseballs autographed by famous teams and players. If...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This was a smaller museum but enjoyed learning about the history of St. Petersburg. The special exhibit of the solders thru pictures was very interesting. I also enjoyed the story of the first commercial flight.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Loved visiting with the curator who recently acquired a special collection of a photography collection of American wars. That & the airline collection plan were very educational.

Thank Ricki M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed 11 days. Great stay. Denny's next door. Bus line down the street. Especially want to thank Shakeia for her help; she was always professional, friendly, and helpful.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I was a bit disappointed in general with this museum. For a city the size of St Pete, there was little history here of the city as I was expecting. The baseball display was good if you are a baseball fan and the soldier pictures...More

Thank Jim S
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