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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Very interesting collections!

Place had a lot of history and the baseball collection was well worth visiting. There was a mixture of history so had a little of everything from mummies to shipwrecks to baseball.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
VickiA206
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Troy, Michigan
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This history museum is worth visiting! It offers a variety of exhibits of both local history and other items of interest. The audio presentations, signs, interactive components, staff, and layout are great. We believe that this collection is under appreciated and provides a fun alternative to the other wonderful museums nearby that focus on art. We highly recommend a visit... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Place had a lot of history and the baseball collection was well worth visiting. There was a mixture of history so had a little of everything from mummies to shipwrecks to baseball.

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Sheffield, UK
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123 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay...firstly, how many signed baseballs ?!!! You have to see it to believe it! What an amazing collection. This little Museum is only small, but it does display a very informative pictorial history of St Petersburg. They also were showing a natural history Photographic Exhibition which was delightful. This museum is worth a visit even if it's only to see... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nothing to see espceially if you want to know more of the local history. After paining the entrance you are in the strange collection of everything including the signed balls for Guinness book of records but not al all informative when it comes to local history (very small room only), Better read Wikipedia that gives more information.

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Thank AS71
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This little museum has quite a diverse collection! From an exhibit on early commercial aviation, to the largest collection of signed baseballs outside of Cooperstown, to a collection of beautiful Florida nature photographs and a 3000 year old mummy, you will spend a very interesting hour or so!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Spend 1-2 hours and learn about the early settlers and the difficulty of access in the old days. Flight enthusiasts will enjoy the display of the Worlds first commercial flight from St Petersburg to Tampa.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

While this little museum could certainly use a little updating, it offers a unique look at St. Peterburg's history. From citrus to the arts, commercial aviation to baseball there's lot's to learn. The history of the pier (once again being re-imagined), a real mummy, photography exhibit & more. This isn't your high-end museum, but it is an interesting stop for... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Fantastic small museum packed with cool things that tell the story of the history of St Pete. There is a model of the 1914 sea plane that ran the first commercial flight in the US between Tampa and St Pete. Well done! They also have the Guiness World Record collection of autographed baseballs. Worth a couple hours.

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Seminole, Florida
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Very interesting! If you like to view history, this is a great stop with interesting history to look at.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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140 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We got the the downtown pier are a little early and nothing much was open you so we visited this little museum. Not much to it, lots of signed baseball and a few interesting facts. Overall not worth the price unless your a big baseball fan.

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