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HistoryMiami

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Address: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130
Phone Number: 305 375 1492
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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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This is a good museum about Miami and Florida, with many placards and exhibits explaining development of Florida and Miami. The admission is very reasonable, but the off site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Raymond L
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Reno
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211 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is a good museum about Miami and Florida, with many placards and exhibits explaining development of Florida and Miami. The admission is very reasonable, but the off site parking is expensive. I took about an hour exploring this museum and skipped some since there was so much information and the Audubon display, since I had other places I wished... More 

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1 Thank Raymond L
Maryland
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72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We visited the museum and really enjoyed it. We were lucky enough to be in town while the Audubon print exhibit was up and it was amazing to see all (yes, ALL) of the Audubon prints displayed at one time in one place. The rest of the museum is full of interesting exhibits and history and is a great place... More 

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Worthington, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to see the Audubon exhibit, on thru May 2015. If you are a birder, make sure that you see this wonderful collection of prints by John James Audubon. We also spent time learning about the amazing history of Miami. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful. The next time we visit Miami we will visit this museum again... More 

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Thank JRenfrew
Fort Collins, Colorado
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Of course, HistoryMiami is an excellent destination if you're interested in learning more about the history of Miami and south Florida. But now, until May 31, 2015, there is a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime, opportunity to view a complete original set of Audubon's "Great Work." HistoryMiami holds a complete and very remarkable set of Audubon's original colored prints... More 

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3 Thank drczap
Santiago, Chile
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My expectations were completely fulfilled. Excellent selection of key events of Miami's history. Very good photographs, funny memorabilia and quiet interesting remarks. There is also an excellent video about the early days of Miami. Don't miss it. I had been many times in Miami but I never visited this beautiful museum before.

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Thank EdoSal
Alexandria, VA
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393 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Explore this museum which we enjoyed and spent 2 hours in. The collection covers the history of the early settlers (Seminole and other native Americans) who arrived about 12,000 years ago in Florida. There are artifacts from a 2,000 year-old settlement at the mouth of the Miami River. Then you can walk through a 1920's trolley and take a video... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

HistoryMiami has now expanded into the former site of the Miami Art Museum, and has two buildings. They have wonderful artifacts and graphics depicting the colorful and dramatic history of Miami. They currently have a display of the almost 500 original full size Audubon prints beautifully displayed. And the docents are so helpful and knowledgeable. This didn't used to be... More 

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2 Thank Jerry J
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

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
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75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 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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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank TrickyLondon
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 

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