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St. Petersburg Museum of History

335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-1052
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Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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St. Catharines, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Sports history, meets local and International history by combining, the largest collection of signed baseballs with a local bi-plane and an Egyptian Mummy. A unique experience and a must see for fans of any or all of the aforementioned exhibits. The staff was delightful and very friendly and knowledgable.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went to this place to check out Schrader's Little Cooperstown autograph baseball exhibit. Over 4,800 baseballs!! I enjoyed the rest of the place though... learning about St Pete history & whatnot. Overall it's a pretty small "museum" but for $10-$15 it was a good way to spend an hour. (tell 'em your a college student and you can get in... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

St. Petersburg, FL was built on tourism, well reflected in this folksy, approachable museum. Once you've enjoyed the beaches, the farmers markets, the restaurants and the micro breweries in every pocket of town, then come see how all "this" started out. St. Petersburg is the city of re-invention - doing it again and again and again to attract tourists. When... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here for the baseball collection, but really liked the photos from all of the previous wars. I teach US history and felt this museum had a great quantity and variety of items. My one complaint was the baseball collection. I have a collection myself with a little over one hundred baseballs and organization is tricky. So I understand,... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The St. Petersburg Museum of History has gone through a renaissance over the past few years and is now a must for your list of things to do in St. Petersburg. The latest improvements include a celebration of Spring Training Baseball with a Guinness World Book collection of 4,500+ signed baseballs (Schrader's Little Cooperstown"). Plus, an incredibly moving photo exhibition... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The History Musuem used to have many displays about St. Petersburg that appealed to visitors and new residents. These displays have been removed to give the space to traveling displays. Currently, there is an exhibit with pictures from WW 2. Very limited parking available.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My interest in military history enticed me in to see the exhibition of the American Soldier. The collection of photographs from the Civil War to recent conflicts was superb - particularly rare photographs of the Civil War. The quirkier local history exhibits and flight museum, together with perhaps the world's largest collection of autographed baseballs made for an interesting afternoon... More

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Caryville, Tennessee
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Small museum that traces the history of America in different wars. Laid out in a smooth transition from one era to another. Also has a small "Cooperstown" baseball hall of fame. On the pricey side for a limited museum. Nice location on the waterfront.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

For us it was great learning quite a lot here. The bonus was a gentleman that worked there was happy to share quite a bit of knowledge. We spent a few hours there. The admission fee wasn't too much and we enjoyed it. The place is well organised and has good descriptions. The baseball hall of fame wasn't up and... More

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Pine Bush, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Didn't think I'd find this of more than an hours worth of interest. How wrong I was. It encompassed a history of flight beyond St. Petersburg. The Mini Baseball Hall of Fame was the surprise. If you are interested in baseball than seeing over 4000 signed baseballs and listening too and reading about the baseball greats was worth the trip.... More

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