This is a relatively small museum, but they have a lot of history crammed into one place. The museum basically tracks the history of Miami from it's humble beginnings to the metropolis it is today and everything in-between.
What I really enjoyed is how many tangible things they had here, from colonial era cannons to a restored street trolley and even a couple of ad-hoc rafts/boats that refugees have used to reach Miami. A lot of museums around the world have interesting exhibits, but this one really excels at:
2. Providing a great impression (through write-ups, audio, pictures, videos and the artifacts) what life was like in Miami throughout its various stages of history.
It's right downtown and I spent a couple of hours here - going slowly and taking everything in detail, but you could do this in an hour or so if your kids are getting restless.
For someone like me with a high level of interest in history, this place was like crack.
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