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St. Petersburg Museum of History

335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Pine Bush, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 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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New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is, perhaps, one of the smallest museums I've ever been in. Not really a destination, but worth a look around if you happen to be passing by. The museum is just across from the museum of Fine Art, so it's easy to find, and conveniently located. There was a small admission fee the last time I was here.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are a baseball fan, this will rate 5 stars. Otherwise, it's a charming museum with limited displays. The history of St. Petersburg is well-represented in an interesting manner. The museum is a short stroll from the pier and baywalk, and visiting all would be a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Ever since I was a young boy I always loved this museum, anyone visiting the area should see this place.

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Montreal, Canada
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312 reviews 312 reviews
101 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Although it is not large, it is definitely worth visiting. As described in the previous review, the baseball exhibit is a must see. It is amazing what historical baseballs are there for viewing. The other parts of the museum are pretty decent as well. Overall, worth visiting.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Attended the grand opening of Schrader's Little Cooperstown at the Museum today. This collection is certified by Guinness as the World's Largest Collection of Autographed Baseballs, and is on load to the Museum for 20 years. But its so much more than a bunch of signed balls. This exhibit has something for everyone - packed with stories the most hardcore... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This little museum is fascinating if you give it half a chance. No, there aren't any fancy digital displays here, but if you don't mind reading a few placards (which are charming in an old-fashioned way), you'll learn a lot about St. Petersburg: its history and how that history has led to the problems that St. Petersburg is experiencing now... More

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This museum does not have much to hold your interest for very long for most visitors. Almost all displays have only printed notes. Not visually stimulating or unique. Surrounding views are the best part. Not a lot of parking spaces. For $12 admission, save your $.

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I didn't realise how many early aviators used this area of Florida, and the exhibit about the early pioneers was fascinating. Loved the WW2 display. Not sure about the mummy- would be nice to get some proper assessment carried out on her....

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Newville, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews 230 reviews
102 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

All I can say is I am glad I had a Groupon for this facility. I enjoy museums but am not the type to read each and every description and to be honest what is on display here are your average items relating to the growth of an area. The two exceptions for me are the history of aviation in... More

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