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Florida Holocaust Museum

55 5th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-820-0100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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- Jul 6, 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Plan to spend at least two hours at this museum. Parking available in private lot located at rear of building and also on street or lots nearby,

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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting museum. If you take time to listen at all stations via the "head set", it can take you a couple of hours. You'll see a train wagon that carried people to the extermination camp of Treblinka, Poland. Very emotional to see that original wagon, still on its original rails. I think it is a must see. Also relevant... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You can go through this museum fairly quickly, don't plan on spending half the day here, It is VERY interesting and definately worth the trip. We used our Bank of America museums on us to get in free.. I had to pay for my youngest son so not a bad deal.

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Orlando, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
465 helpful votes 465 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Until that day, my children didn't know anything about the Holocaust, all in elementary school. I am glad I brought them, though. The exhibit was well displayed, tasteful. It was sad, but informative. I may bring them again when they are a bit older, so they can understand more.

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Dunedin, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The museum does an excellent job tracing the perilous story of European Jews from the disapora to the allied victory of WWII in text and photos and artifacts and videos and personal stories of tenacity and courage. There is a balance of sadness and lessons to learn. The audio allows one to selectively read while listening to succinct segment summaries

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Melbourne, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was here in late May as a field trip chaperone with a group of 50-60 sixth graders. The visit started with a fascinating and moving talk to the entire group by the founder's daughter, then we divided up into smaller groups for a guided tour through the museum. The docent went at a slower pace than I would have... More

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Bayside, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Never an easy experience at any of the museums on this subject, this one offers and incredibly comprehensive history in its visual displays, text, films and artifacts. However, following the audio program requires a bit of fancy footwork as the sequencing isn't easy to follow. I spoke to the gentleman in the gift shop who as he'd pass my suggestions... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is not your typical site for vacation I am sure. What a museum full of sad but, wonderful artifacts. sad stories to be sure but, with stories of survival as well. Just to view a real b ox car that people were transported in gave me the chills. Everyone should go out of this museum with one thing in... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

At first it seemed strange to come across a holocaust museum in this location, rather than in situ on one of the many European sites. However, instead of concentrating on the horrors of the death camps (although the surviving Auschwitz boxcar cannot fail to raise a shiver along the spine) this museum features mainly the personal histories of those suffering... More

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

While vacationing in St. Petersburg with our grandson, we spent a couple of hours at the museum. He had wanted to visit the museum, which I thought was an unusual request from a 16 year old. He knew so much about the history, which I found out that reading a book in high school about the Holocaust was a requirement.... More

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