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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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Wonderful little museum

They pack a lot of history in this small building that is informative, educational and interesting. They are operated by volunteer staff. The lady who was there the day we visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Canoe4770
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They pack a lot of history in this small building that is informative, educational and interesting. They are operated by volunteer staff. The lady who was there the day we visited was very passionate and informative (didn't catch her name but she is from Minnesota). The museum is free but they encourage donations.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Complimentary history. Great 20 minute video. Get the map and walk around to check out some of the remaining historic houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum of lower St Pete area/ Pass-A-Grille. Lots of InFo on Don Cesar Hotel and its use in WW2. LOts of Sea Features! Great selection of Jewelry by Local craftsman,Unique items for children. Only open 3-5 days a week! Located right downtown! Donations Only!

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a wonderful museum where you can spend some time and learn more about various Gulf beaches and hotels in the area, get to know Pass-a-Grille, its people and its history. Amazing exhibit of old photos and other memorabilia donated to the museum by caring local citizen. Friendly staff answering any questions about the exhibits and pictures. Little souvenir... More 

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Thank irina g
Waynesburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Nice to see how the area's growth has been documented by locals and turned the first church into a historical monument. Lady at the site was knowledgeable and very interesting to tell the areas history. The cost is free but donations are appreciated.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

This little museum escaped my notice for years. Yet it's just across the street from a very busy restaurant I have visited many times over the years. Once I discovered it..it was "How did I ever miss this???" (Restaurant is The Hurricane" Keep in mind, my wife is a history buff...and she's gotten me interested in it too. So we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

While beaching it in Pass-a-Grille stop by this great little museum to learn the history of the Gulf beaches. It is amazing how many historical pictures and treasures are packed into this little building. The volunteers are a wealth of local knowledge and add great flavor to the many exhibits. The price is right too, free! Don't miss it if... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was surprised about all the history in Pass a Grille. The museum has an array of historical items and a slide show showing how it used to be there in that little community way back in the early 1900's up to the present day. Wow! what a change. They also have a guided tour which we had and our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

It took about an hour to visit. Information is given by volunteers before you tour. Donations are invited. The museum was originally a church but is chocked full of unique historical items. Wed stop in again if traveling this way. It's within a short block of the water and a few shops and restaurants.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you want to know the history of the towns along the Gulf of Mexico in the St Pete area, this is the place to visit. The volunteers are very helpful and there is even a cute gift shop.

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