Historic Pensacola Village
Historic Pensacola Village
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Historic Pensacola Village includes self guided and guided museums as well as living history programming. The self guided museums include the Museum of Commerce, Museum of Industry, the Julee Cottage, the Manuel Barrios Cottage, and the John Appleyard Cottage. Tours include: 11:00 a 1920s Tour of the Lear/Rocheblave House; 1:00 a Tour of Old Christ Church and the Dorr House; and, 2:30 Tour of the Lavalle House. Unified ticket also provides admission to the Pensacola Museum of History, the Pensacola Children's Museum, and the Pensacola Museum of Art.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Paul S
    445 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Local History Made Fun
    Enjoyed our time at the Museum of Industry and the guided tour. The Museum of Industry had several exhibits on industry in Pensacola - particularly liked the brick making and saw mill exhibits. We took the guide tour at 1:30 PM and it lasted about 90 minutes. The tour starts at the Village well and continues to the outdoor kitchen, Lavalle House, Old Christ Church, Dorr House and Lear / Rocheblave House. Our storyteller, Gayle brought to life the 19th century era of Pensacola with her descriptions of the people, lives, work and surroundings. She keeps the group engaged with lively questions. You get a map/brochure of Historic Pensacola when you buy your tickets. Looking forward to going back to explore some of the other buildings and museums.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 30, 2023
  • David J
    Rocky Mountain House, Canada223 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well Preserved Village
    A very well preserved few blocks of old Pensacola. There is a good variety of older homes and businesses plus a couple of very good museums. The available guided walking tour of some of the buildings was very informative and interesting.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 31, 2023
  • ricksperdomo
    Marietta, Georgia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worthy visit
    Our tour guide Greg(I hope we got that right) was amazing! He was informative funny and all around an excellent guide. The historic village is a worth whole day adventure. Actually all of the staff were excellent!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 25, 2023
  • MNDoodles
    Stillwater, Minnesota689 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pensacola’s long history well told here
    This group of historic homes, buildings and a church provide a fascinating backdrop to Pensacola history. Guided tours are offered to the church and a couple of the homes which you can only see via a tour. I loved the kitchen building where costumed volunteers were cooking over a hearth fire. We learned about ‘shotgun houses’ and other unique architectural styles of the area. We spent several hours here, an hour on the guided tour and more than an hour talking with costumed volunteers and shopping the very interesting gift shop. If you enjoy history, this place is well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Written February 1, 2024
  • Brendan S
    Arlington, Virginia1,688 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thorough tour
    A tour of Pensacola Village was included in the price of admission to the nearby Pensacola History Museum. The tour goes through three houses and a church furnished from different eras between 1805 and the mid-20th Century. At two hours long, it’s very thorough and also heavily dependent on tour guide quality. Unfortunately, the guides were local college women who lack tour guide skills, forcing humor and an affect that got annoying quickly and the necessary knowledge base (“Mckayla” noted that women got the right to vote and drink and then had alcohol “taken away” by Prohibition, unaware that it was women voters who drove the Prohibition movement).
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 19, 2024
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A tour of Pensacola Village was included in the price of admission to the nearby Pensacola History Museum. The tour goes through three houses and a church furnished from different eras between 1805 and the mid-20th Century. At two hours long, it’s very thorough and also heavily dependent on tour guide quality. Unfortunately, the guides were local college women who lack tour guide skills, forcing humor and an affect that got annoying quickly and the necessary knowledge base (“Mckayla” noted that women got the right to vote and drink and then had alcohol “taken away” by Prohibition, unaware that it was women voters who drove the Prohibition movement).
Written February 19, 2024
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popeadventure
Surrey, UK483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We visited early morning on a Thursday and found plenty of free on road parking nearby. We had a book with a guided walk to follow but you could just wander round the historic area. You can pay an entry fee to go inside the buildings but we didn't bother. Lots of lovely things to see including the Saville Sq.
Written April 2, 2022
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Paul S
San Diego, California445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Enjoyed our time at the Museum of Industry and the guided tour.
The Museum of Industry had several exhibits on industry in Pensacola - particularly liked the brick making and saw mill exhibits.
We took the guide tour at 1:30 PM and it lasted about 90 minutes. The tour starts at the Village well and continues to the outdoor kitchen, Lavalle House, Old Christ Church, Dorr House and Lear / Rocheblave House. Our storyteller, Gayle brought to life the 19th century era of Pensacola with her descriptions of the people, lives, work and surroundings. She keeps the group engaged with lively questions.
You get a map/brochure of Historic Pensacola when you buy your tickets.
Looking forward to going back to explore some of the other buildings and museums.
Written March 30, 2023
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Guy M
Denver, CO14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The tour of the historic homes was very interesting and informative. The tour takes a little over an hour and the guides do a great job of making the history come alive. The museum of industry adds another hour and is worth the time. Tickets are good for one week so you can break up your tour if you want. Several good places to eat and get a bite to eat right in the neighborhood.
Written March 3, 2020
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L. Sydney Fishe... I
Nashville, TN44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
I spent all day in the Historic Downtown Pensacola. I first toured the Museum of History before visiting the numerous sites in the village. Guides are on hand at the various locations to give you information and the Tivoli House is open where you can purchase souvenirs, use the restroom, and find out more about this house's fascinating past. If you listen close, you might still hear the faint sounds of dancing feet against the hardwood floors!
Written May 15, 2022
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journalmytrips
Georgia695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We will often visit museums when we travel and we like the living history museums. This one is a small example. There were a few people dressed in costumes of the period but during our visit they were conducting school field trips. That does happen in May.

We found parking about a city block from the Tivoli House where we purchased our admissions. Our next stop was the Museum of Commerce which features shops from the early 20th century and several carriages. Across the street you find the Museum of Industry with a history of the various industries around Pensacola…fishing, railroads, forestry and sawmills. The History Museum is located a couple of blocks away. This building has exhibits on three floors and was the only one where we showed our admission slip. Be sure to visit the Trader Jon on the second floor.

We did not have enough time to visit the houses that from the outside are nicely restored. However, admissions are good for several days if you plan to stay in the area.
Written May 20, 2022
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MNDoodles
Stillwater, MN689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
This group of historic homes, buildings and a church provide a fascinating backdrop to Pensacola history. Guided tours are offered to the church and a couple of the homes which you can only see via a tour. I loved the kitchen building where costumed volunteers were cooking over a hearth fire. We learned about ‘shotgun houses’ and other unique architectural styles of the area. We spent several hours here, an hour on the guided tour and more than an hour talking with costumed volunteers and shopping the very interesting gift shop. If you enjoy history, this place is well worth a visit.
Written February 1, 2024
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Jincognito
Gainesville, FL645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This was a good set-up for a couple of hours. Make sure you book the tours in advance as there is a limit of guests allowed (especially in covid times), and they added greatly to the experience. Some of the self-guide houses were not so impressive.
Written April 23, 2021
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David J
Rocky Mountain House, Canada223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A very well preserved few blocks of old Pensacola.
There is a good variety of older homes and businesses plus a couple of very good museums.
The available guided walking tour of some of the buildings was very informative and interesting.
Written March 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DagneyLandrey
New York City, NY105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Family
The history of Florida all in one place. A place to discover & learn about the impact of four colonial powers on America. Great for kids of all ages. Lots of fresh air and very captivating opportunities to discover real pirates, ghosts, pioneers, origins of slave trade. My favorite museum is housed in what was once Pensacola’s City Hall. Close by are beaches, Ft. Barrancas & the Blue Angels practice flights overhead.
Written April 11, 2022
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