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Address: 115 10th Ave, National Historic District, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Phone Number: 727.552.1610
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Lots of History in a Small Space

I was impressed with the quality of the exhibits, the knowledge of the staff, and the depth of materials available at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. It's easy to find, offers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St. Pete Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I was impressed with the quality of the exhibits, the knowledge of the staff, and the depth of materials available at the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum. It's easy to find, offers ample parking, and the volunteer staff is outstanding. In an area with a rich history, it provides unique insights and an immersive experience into Pass-A-Grille's storied past.

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Small museum to read all the captions of history in the area. We stopped by for half an hour as part of our bike tour of Fort Desoto. Nicely done for a quick overview of the history of the Tampa Bay area. Learned a lot in our short visit!

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a nice place to spend some time and catch up on the beach history. The museum is not very big, does not cost to get in, the memorabilia very local and cool and everyone is friendly and has a story. We found this to be more than we expected. The old church/house conversion is part of the story and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is worth the stop volunteers gave you a clue how was of the old st Pete beach And pass a grill Take cash with you they do not accept credit card If you go there with kids one hour is enough

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Everyone connected to this gem Loves the region & has real passion for the work they do. I had a lovely rainy day here hearing story after story of the history of SPB and Pass a Grill. The experience at the museum enriched my own love of the area. Thank you ladies for your love & service.

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Amanda, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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