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HistoryMiami

Neighborhood: Downtown
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Address: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Phone Number: 305 375 1492
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Description: HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering...
HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.
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Stayed most of the day

We went in to avoid the rain and stayed most of the day. Such good value too. First area was the history of Miami and South Florida which had so many good articles, photographs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went in to avoid the rain and stayed most of the day. Such good value too. First area was the history of Miami and South Florida which had so many good articles, photographs, and exhibits all with good explanations attached. We did not use the audio equipment and did not miss it. We spent a long time here. In... More 

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HistoryMiami, Public Relations Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

SteveandJac, Thank you for making HistoryMiami a part of your recent visit to Miami. I remember the day that you came in was a rainy one as we were experiencing a cold front (for Miami standards). The "Tropical Dreams" exhibition is organized for a self-guided tour and we are pleased that you found the content, artifacts and photographs educational and... More 

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
56 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Beatles exhibit has over 400 items, it sounded like it would be great to see for any Beatles fan. The location is in downtown Miami by the library. It's about a 40 minute bus ride away from South Beach or a 15 minute cab ride for about $26. There are 2 buildings for the museum. We entered the main... More 

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HistoryMiami, Guest Relations Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Lovingsunandsand, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to HistoryMiami and the traveling exhibition, "Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles!" This is the second exhibition that the museum has hosted from The GRAMMY Museum, "Bob Marley Messenger" was the first last fall in 2013. We are potentially hosting an exhibition about Frank Sinatra in 2016 and we... More 

London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A quick history tour of miami. Loved the collection of assorted miami objects in the next door bit, where there was also a Beatles exhibition and got to play the drums. Good fun,

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HistoryMiami, Public Relations Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

TrickyLondon, Thank you very much for taking the time of your busy day to give this review. We appreciate the feedback and are very pleased that your visit was an enjoyable one. The museum recently expanded into two buildings on the Cultural Plaza and are going to great lengths to ensure excellent visitor experiences both in customer service and exhibitions.... More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is one of the most comprehensive museum visits I have had in a long time. I enjoyed every single minute I spent in this facility especially the inter active portions (Music of Miami, the walks through the various development stages of Miami and sitting in the Trolley Car 231. I would encourage anyone who likes History to visit this... More 

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HistoryMiami, Public Relations Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

OneSaucyTrini, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and apologize for not responding sooner. We do hope that got the opportunity to see our latest exhibitions and galleries in our expanded building, in addition to the core exhibition: Tropical Dreams. We have received many compliments of our Folklife Gallery and the three... More 

Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Once inside History Miami you are transported to another dimension. The day of our visit coincided with the ‘Some Like it Hot’ exhibit, which is a fabulous display of local street art. Art is one thing, but street art, well now, that takes my appreciation to a whole other level. It was an eclectic mix of graffiti, visual design, and... More 

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HistoryMiami, Public Relations Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Dear PatrilaBlogger, The Museum is very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to HistoryMiami. As an institution we have been re-examining the exhibitions and themes that we present to the community. A perfect example is the Some Like It Hot exhibition that you mentioned about Miami's mural art, which captures an artistic expression that is exploding in the... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum has a very small but informative private collection. Their boats on which Cubans tried to get to USA made me think over the difficult stories of people making the American nation. Their street art hall is surely superb! I loved it!!!! And the small hall of history was very informative and making to think about the value of... More 

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miami
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I've lived in Miami for many years, but I didn't know much about Miami's storied past until I visited this downtown museum. It's in the same plaza as the Main Public library. Lots of eats and a Starbucks right nearby. There is a permanent part of the museum that traces Miami's history back from prehistoric times to the present. Some... More 

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HistoryMiami, Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Dear joeperz, Thank you for the great comments. We are so happy to have been able to infuse culture into your lunch hour. HistoryMiami offers a great introduction to Miami's history for locals and tourists alike. We agree, the Miami Marine Stadium is an important part of our history and hope to see it back in action. Be sure to... More 

Beijing, China
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577 reviews 577 reviews
262 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Right next to dade county library, I wasn't too impressed... A pretty classic museum that covers natural history from the foundations of original inhabitants of the region. Great if you're a grade schooler in the region... Not so interesting for an adult who was hoping to see a display of post Batista impact on Miami. $8 entry fee

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HistoryMiami, Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Dear Jon1796, Thank you for sharing your comments. We are glad that you visited us on your trip to Miami. We are sorry to hear that the museum did not meet your expectations. Please know that we take your comments seriously. We are currently expanding to include more artificats, exhibitions and overall information for all types of history buffs. We... More 

Canberra
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited this museum today and found it difficult to go around in a chronological order because there were many groups from schools that we had to avoid to get close to the exhibits. The employee at the cashier told us that it is pretty much like that all week long. However, the exhibits and pannels were interesting.

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HistoryMiami, Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Dear MarcoDownUnder, Thank you for sharing your review. We are thrilled that you included us on your trip to Miami. We are also glad that you found our exhibitions and panels interesting. Indeed, they are unique and really capture Miami's vibrant history. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenience that you experienced, but glad that it did not negatively... More 

Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a relatively small museum, but they have a lot of history crammed into one place. The museum basically tracks the history of Miami from it's humble beginnings to the metropolis it is today and everything in-between. What I really enjoyed is how many tangible things they had here, from colonial era cannons to a restored street trolley and... More 

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HistoryMiami, Manager at HistoryMiami, responded to this review

Dear Ed S, Thank you for sharing your detailed review, we loved reading your comments. We are so glad that you visited us during your trip to Miami. Our permanent exhibition Tropical Dreams: A People's History of South Florida is everyone's favorite, providing tangible artifacts and fun props. If you are ever in Miami, we hope you will visit us... More 

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