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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: +1 727-894-1052
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Description: The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from...
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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a small regional museum highlighting pinellas county history from native americans to aviators with railroad greats in between. located across from the St petersburg museum of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
DianneWheatley
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Dunedin, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you want to learn more about Saint Petersburg's fascinating history, stop here for an afternoon. St. Pete is the birthplace of commercial aviation, and you will learn all about the first commercial flight across Tampa Bay. The Museum is renovating this exhibition, and it promises to be more comprehensive than it is now - but it's still fun to... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

a small regional museum highlighting pinellas county history from native americans to aviators with railroad greats in between. located across from the St petersburg museum of arttttt so do tour each with lunch on tampa bay followed by a walk in staub park next door

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Okeechobee, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

You will learn a little bit more about Florida history here even if you visited the history museums in other cities. I love the old pictures of how Tampa used to look...sometimes we forget how much our coastline gets built up. There is a baseball section and there will be an airplane section someday..it is under construction.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

As we are not American the huge amount of signed baseballs didn't do much for my wife and I . Plenty of printed material but very little actual historical pieces on display. Gave an okay history of the area but a little disappointing as we had just made a visit to the fine art gallery which was great!

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Midlands,UK
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

loved the different displays especially the baseball. The history of St Petes was excellent and could have been the major attraction! Egyptian afterlife interesting as was the journey exhibit but got a bit list going through it. There are renovations going on and hope it's a bit more logical when completed

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Coral Springs, Florida
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618 reviews 618 reviews
228 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

My condo is on 9th street, I enjoy downtown St. Petersburg. The museum is near the pier. Parking is easy. The museum holds the Guinness Book of world records on signed baseballs. A new mural is in town. The mural is based on a greeting from a postcard. The mural is a scene of: The Sunshine City, within the letters... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are in to baseball there is a nice display of(probably too many) signed baseballs. In terms of the history displays 90% of it was printed boards and flat displays. Lots of info to read but not enough there to engage children

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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187 reviews 187 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

While visiting family (who had to work that day) we decided to go on our own to Downtown St. Pete. We walked by the pier and noticed the museum, so we decided to go as we know little about this city. We appreciate that they had senior prices. I thought there were many interesting displays and articles about the founding... More 

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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