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St. Petersburg Museum of History

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting but could be better presented.

I wanted to visit this museum to learn about the history of St Petersberg. The things housed here... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Good Local History Museum

It will take you only about 45 minutes . . . interesting background / history of St. Pete. If... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with visitors and residents alike. Stroll through the Sunshine City Gallery to learn the history of St. Petersburg – from pioneers and trains to...more
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335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Okay, so maybe it isn't the biggest or the best, but I loved it. The exhibit on Tony Jannus and Benoist was fascinating - about the history of flying and how instrumental Jannus was in starting commercial aviation. I thought I would not like the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

I wanted to visit this museum to learn about the history of St Petersberg. The things housed here are a bit random, there is a large collection of pictures of the Korean War which take up a huge amount of space and then there's the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CoffeeloverinCornwal
Reviewed October 15, 2018

A really fun museum. See the two-headed chicken! But seriously, there is a terrific video about the aviation history of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Did you know the first paid passenger flight was made here? Great building with the Pier undergoing complete renovation to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed October 8, 2018

It will take you only about 45 minutes . . . interesting background / history of St. Pete. If you are a baseball fan - great exhibit on baseball and includes almost 5,000 autographed baseballs. Moving exhibit of photographs from the Korean War (photographer Max...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Descriptive pictures from a photojournalist who was there through the years. Emotional pictures of the citizens and the soldiers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Russell B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I really enjoyed this little gem. We watched the film on the first commercial airline flight in the USA from St Pete to Tampa and the history of flying. The replica of the plane was awesome! They have a huge collection of signed baseballs (over...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda D
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We had to kill some time before our dinner reservations and decided to check out the museum. I was in particular hoping to get some insight of the history of St. Petersburg to only be disappointed. There was a small section of pictures of St....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed August 24, 2018

It is so nice to have multiple museums nearby if you live in St. Pete, and this one is definitely a gem! Not too big, so you can definitely take in the whole place in one day. Family friendly, and within walking distance for pretty...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 1911bunny
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This is a small museum. There is a permanent collection of autographed baseballs, touted as one of the largest around. There are major leaguers as well as others who are less well known. The collection is definitely interesting to baseball fans. There is currently an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Carol A
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Unfortunately we had recently visited the excellent History Museum in Orlando. This pales in comparison. One small room of local history, One with a model of the 1st passenger airplane, Baseballs and some info, and a WAY to big and dull military section. Don't bother...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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