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St. Petersburg Museum of History

Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: +1 727-894-1052
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from the first commercial...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from the first commercial flight, to the World's Largest collection of Autographed baseballs. We hold the archives for the city of St. Petersburg and tell the history of our city, county, and state. Our rotating galleries hold history based exhibits ranging from the wars of the world to the art locals past and present. Open for a family outings, public research, or private events, let us tell you a story today.

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My children and I drove over to Saint Petersburg to visit the Museum so we could see the 'Imagining La Florida' exhibit. I was happy to find a parking spot by the front door. There were lots of parking spots between the Museum and the old pier in case the tiny 6 or 7 spot parking lot by the door... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Came here specifically to look at the signed baseball collection. It also had other artifacts, but not much. Thought it was a little expensive and would of liked to see more.

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Liverpool
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I mistakenly reviewed this museum under the heading of the Museum of Fine Arts. Surprised it got through the vetting process. Consult my entry there if you are interested. I will review the Museum of Fine Arts when we have visited tomorrow.

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Liverpool
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum dealt with the history of Florida and St Petersburg in a reasonably interesting but not very perceptive way, but had to pad out the exhibits with a few Egyptian mummies and the world's largest collection of signed baseballs. After five minutes of wondering past display case after display case of baseballs with faint signatures on them I thought... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

For a nominal fee enjoy many excellent displays of history in our area. Baseball, aviation and many other venues that helped shape the history of our great City/County/State.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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