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HistoryMiami

Address: 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 305 375 1492
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Ranked #35 of 102 Attractions in Miami
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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bedford
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stumbled onto the museum just after getting off the transit system. Entertaining history of the area. The special exhibit about Teens was very enjoyable.

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Illinois
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85 reviews 85 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I first went to the Miami Art Museum. That was extremely disappointing, so I hoped the history museum would make my longer-than-expected walk down Flagler worthwhile. And it did! I really enjoyed my time there. For me, knowing a little about a city's history adds to my appreciation of the place. At HistoryMiami, I learned about not only Miami but... More 

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Miami
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I think that the only reason that this museum doesn't rank higher on Tripadvisor (at the time of this review it is #38) is because it simply isn't that well known or advertised. A visit to this musuem should be become part of any in-depth trip to Miami. If you are just here for South Beach or for partying, then,... More 

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St. Augustine, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

In addition to the temporary exhibit on the history of the guayabaya shirt, we enjoyed the permanent installation on south Florida history. It's something we ignore up here in the northeast part of the state. I enjoyed catching up with Flagler as he headed south with the railway. Good museum store and staff who told us about other museums we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

This I believe is the main museum in Miami. The building is nice enough, and, for Miamians, the people working there are alright. It is only a small museum for a big city, but for a city with relatively little history or anything of interest going on I guess you can’t expect too much. Some of the stuff on the... More 

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Doral, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

beutiful expositions, from the tequesta through artdeco, in live toch and feel expositons! VEry frindly, and fun for all ages

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London
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184 reviews 184 reviews
46 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Museum is a good starting point to gain further understanding about Miami and Southern Florida. When we visited in December 2011 on the first floor was an exhibition all about flying. On the second floor is the permanent history section. It is not overly big and can easily be seen in an hour or two. We found it well organised... More 

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Paris, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

This small museum (in a big complex that includes the Miami Art Museum) was a great find and an excellent way to learn about Florida's rich history made up of quite distinctive phases. The museum includes in its displays hands-on activities for children, the best I've seen, in which the children genuinely were having fun and did not want to... More 

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Atlanta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

Let me preface by saying I've never been a big fan of museums, as I usually think they're dull and while visiting one, I often find myself wishing I was elsewhere. However, the HMSF is an well-organized museum which provides visitors some great insight into the short, but very exciting history of South Florida which was little more than swampland... More 

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winnipeg
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215 reviews 215 reviews
97 attraction reviews
630 helpful votes 630 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2005

A reasonably well presented museum, but there is nothing special here. Worth a visit only if you have a particular interest in south Florida history.

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