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Florida Holocaust Museum

Address: 55 5th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: 727-820-0100
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Ranked #18 of 122 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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St. Petersburg, FL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Be prepared to be emotionally touched. Very educational, especially for people who only read about this horrific event in history books.

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Tampa Bay Florida
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116 reviews 116 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Worth the visit. Learned a lot and seeing a box car up close was a bit sad. It did bring it into focus. Never again!

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Bay Village, Ohio
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125 reviews 125 reviews
62 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We were not sure what to expect. It is a very nice display from the children's art to the polish boxcar, you can be engaged with the story, history and peoples lives. We were allowed in for free with our teacher Id's but the cost would be worth it. In the end we spent several valuable hours of our time... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We went to visit Florida Holocaust Museum,because Wojtek Sawa,polish American artist had an opening of his very interesting interactive exhibit WALL SPEAKS,about the impact of II WW on polish young children and teenagers whose childhood was robbed by German occupation (9-1-1939 to 5-9-1945).As Poles we know the horrors of German occupation in Poland 1/5 of Poles were killed by Germans..After... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was well worth the visit. Next time we will make sure we can spend more than 2.5 hours. Very informative and well laid out. First class museum.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had a docent take us through the Florida Holocaust Museum and it was exceptional. If you don't know the history (and I thought I knew a lot), the volunteer's knowledge was endless and her father was a holocaust survivor. Much of the art and artifacts in the museum came from families of survivors or their families. I had no... More 

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Rockledge, FL
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30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A little confusing at the front door since you have to go through a metal detector (no backpacks allowed but they will securely store them for you). The first floor has audio guide wands which was nice and again a little hard to find the numbers on exhibits so I just put in any three digit number and listened. Once... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I agree with a few people who visited and felt there were too many story boards. Having said that, we spent two and a half hours walking around, listening to the audio presentations, the videos, and reading about the events of this horrible era and all the atrocities at that time. The few artifacts and the boxcar were indeed the... More 

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

People working there will do the guidance and explain everything if you do not know.very educational for teens.sad pages of history that should not be forgotten.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The subject matter is very important and I understand that, however I wasn't real impressed with the museum. A lot of story boards and such explaining what happened and some testimonials by video of some who went through this horrible time, but I was expecting more artifacts that a museum should have. The boxcar was of course the highlight of... More 

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