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Address: 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130-1535
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HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering,...

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.

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Excellent exhibits!

We had some free time before our flight left on the day of our departure and were looking for something to do close to our hotel. We visited the History Miami museum which was... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Toby H
Western NC
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

I've been here many times. In May I submitted art with my school to this museum. I came here many times with Miami Lighthouse for The Blind and my school to get a tour. It is a great place to learn about the historical past of Miami. Across the courtyard is the Miami Public Library. You have great views of... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

This museum was great. The permanent exhibits are fantastic and interesting. Make sure to check them out. Plus the museum is free so that is another plus.

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

It promises to show 10,000 years of history in the Miami area. There's basically three rooms, with some crap about 19th century Key West; two or three Spanish items from the 17th century; and a couple of mammoth bones. Ah, and pirate hats and swords for kids. Another wing hosts an exhibition on sports with some American football helmets and... More 

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Gulf Coast Florida
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Oh sooooo sad. This is a place that does not deserve the time it takes to park the car. I visited on a Bank of America "Museums on Us" free weekend and was glad that I didn't pay a cent. Paying for parking was too much to visit this place. I stopped to see an exhibit on a not so... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
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Reviewed November 27, 2016

Well worth your time to get a feel for Miami, its history and its people. The staff is terrific as are the exhibitions.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We spent a morning here and learnt a lot about local history. Exhibits were very good, very informative, good explanations as to why and how things happened. Layout was very good. We did not spend much time in the temporary exhibits because we ran out of time but they seemed very good. The staff here were both pleasant and helpful.

1 Thank MargaretJay
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

OK, I am a bit prejudice because one of our former interns works here, but I have to say honestly that this is a well-done and informative museum with a Miami flare. The rotating collections and special exhibitions are excellent, and there are lots of interactive activities for kids (of all ages) involving actually doing something with your hands, not... More 

1 Thank Betty B
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This was for the opening exhibit for Alfred Parker work. It was very interesting and beautiful design and architecture of homes here in Miami. I really enjoyed seeing this exhibit it's a good exhibit to show for the whole family.

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Western NC
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

We had some free time before our flight left on the day of our departure and were looking for something to do close to our hotel. We visited the History Miami museum which was comprised of two buildings with separate exhibits. The primary exhibit provided a great historical perspective of the area and how it developed over time, They had... More 

2 Thank Toby H
London, Canada
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the different exhibitions, something for everyone and we were lucky enough to be there on an event day so entry was free. Knowledgeable and super friendly guides.

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