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Gulf Beaches Historical Museum

115 10th Ave, National Historic District, Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706
727.552.1610
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Type: History Museums
Fee: No
Traveler Description: When you're finished soaking up the sun at the beach, walk across the street and take in the history of Pass-a-Grille. In a quaint former church... more »
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Amanda, Ohio
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237 reviews 237 reviews
111 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Was so relieved that this historic building had a wheelchair access. Be certain to bring cash, they don't accept credit cards. This museum has a donation jar. Take the kids, they will enjoy the interaction.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This little museaum is run and maintained totally by volunteers who show a great love of the area. There is a ton of literature about different aspects of the region, including the local lore about the first inhabitants of Pass-a-Grille Beach and how the name came about. A great way to spend a few minutes out of the hot sun!

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Ontario
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Lots of interesting artifacts and information tucked inside this old church that was used as a home for several years. Be sure to visit with the volunteer staff members to appreciate everything that is on display.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Well, it depends on your taste, but this is a very interesting stop, non-touristy, with locals who want to share their passion for local history,, which is quite interesting. I'd say you would spend an hour, but for insights into how St. Pete Beach developed, it was very good. Wonderful picture of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio on the beach.

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Tampa, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
38 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you like history, make a visit to this charming little museum. It's free and the women working there are very knowledegable!

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albuquerque
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Donations based local museum. Interesting insight into the history of the islands. One can spent 20 minutes or two hours, depending on attention to all the displays. I am glad that locals have a place to deposit all their memorabilia rather than throwing it out.

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Robinson, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My dad wanted us to tour this museum with him....he lives part-time at St. Pete Beach and he wanted to show it off. It is a small museum, but full of treasures and lots of information. Definitely worth spending a morning or afternoon at.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visit this small museum all the time when we are in St Pete Beach (Pass a Grille). Very educational. A must place to see if you are in the area. Be sure to check hours of operation as they are only open a few days a week.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Intriguing journey of the development of the Gulf Coast is offered at this quaint little museum. The history of the Pinellas Bayway is fascinating, too. Limited hours, but worth a visit.

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This little museum carries such interesting and meaningful history and being born and raised in Tampa and taken to the beach until I could drive myself, made this very special to visit. I love the way it looks at night too! You feel like you go back into time.

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