We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“VERY SOBERING EXPERIENCE” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Holocaust Museum

Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-820-0100
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 126 things to do in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
newjersey
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“VERY SOBERING EXPERIENCE”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Everyone should visit to remind us how unbelievably barbaric humans can be. And it continues to this day (Sudan) while the world idly sits by. Exhibit is mostly photos, but to view the boxcar is surreal.

Visited October 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

188 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    120
    48
    16
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Hommage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Here we find a very telling portrayal and exhibition of events surrounding the Holocaust. It is represented in a tasteful yet gripping fashion in a sober and dignified decor. The museum uses a variety of audio, video and hands-on displays including eyewitness, victims and survivors recounting. A large quantity of artifacts along with contextual historical explanations retell the sad events of History leading up to, during and Post- World War II.
In addition, on the second and third floor, you will find artist's collections rendering the Holocaust events through paintings, woodcarvings and fabric art. The largest object on exhibit is a boxcar used to transport those arrested. There is also a small room for meditation and reflection which includes a Wall of Lamentations.
Count at least an hour or more to see it all. It is quite suitable for children as well as adults. Highly recommended!

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
spring hill
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“.... So you never forget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I am so glad I went to this museum! I am not a big fan of history, however, I felt this was important. It was very moving and extremely impressive. Many exhibits with audio. The box car makes the reality set in. Allow the time to truly experience this museum. And don't hesitate to go because you feel it will be too sad. Educate yourselves so you can educate your children. You won't regret having gone!

Visited December 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
east greenwich, rhode island
Top Contributor
627 reviews 627 reviews
163 attraction reviews
Reviews in 143 cities Reviews in 143 cities
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
“Very moving experience for EVERYONE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Well worth the small admission fee. Be prepared to spend a minimum of 2 hours on the first floor. Very well laid out and easy to maneuver. Tastefully done to offend no one. The art work on the second floor was interesting, but not a reason to visit the museum. However, on the third floor is "letters from Sala". Very poignant and interesting. A definite must see while in the St. Pete area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Moved deeply....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I appreciated how the Museum was setup, the displays, and the Docrent(sic) was helpful. We have been to the national Museum, but I touched more by the one here in St. Pete; the rail car, the sounds, the despair. A good reminder of what we have here.
A meaningful place to go.

Visited December 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Florida Holocaust Museum also viewed

 

Been to Florida Holocaust Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Florida Holocaust Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.