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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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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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Everything you Wanted to Know About Miami

This museum provided a real history of the Miami area with artifacts, pictures and narratives tracing the history and growth of Miami. It was interesting and along with the Miami... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2013
Steven S
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Pros: - Free admission: museum is free on the second Saturday of every month. It wasn't crowded when we went even on free day. - Fun kids activities: on free day, there were blocks for kids to build whatever they wanted, as well as a station for kids to make magic wands. Friendly volunteers were present to help out. A... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Both of us are big history lovers. We strolled around this museum for several hours on a hot afternoon. We visited in the museum shop for a while and even purcahsed a print for our home. My husband was disappointed on how little it had on Cubans and their impact and place in South Florida and in Miami in particular.... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We went this past weekend on a "family fun day", and admission was waived. I recall many of the exhibits from my childhood when they were located at the Museum of Science. Sometime in the late 70's the collection was placed in its own museum, rightfully so. However, it doesn't seem like the museum has been updated since then. There... More 

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Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I love Miami and I love South Florida history, but I was just lukewarm on this place. I wish it had more.

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Cesena, Italy
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477 attraction reviews
2,033 helpful votes 2,033 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

we suggest to visit this musuem on the second saturday of the month 'cos it's free otherwise the ticket of 8 usd would be really too much for it. the collection is poor and there is nothing really impressive. i m sure that you could find many better ways to expalin and tell the history of this amazing city. don't... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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131 reviews 131 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This museum provided a real history of the Miami area with artifacts, pictures and narratives tracing the history and growth of Miami. It was interesting and along with the Miami Museum of Art next door provided a nice cultural afternoon.

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bedford
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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