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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone Number: +1 727-894-1052
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from...

The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from the first commercial flight, to the World's Largest collection of Autographed baseballs. We hold the archives for the city of St. Petersburg and tell the history of our city, county, and state. Our rotating galleries hold history based exhibits ranging from the wars of the world to the art locals past and present. Open for a family outings, public research, or private events, let us tell you a story today.

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We go here on free museum day or with a coupon but if we didn't live in the area we may find it worth paying. It's short but interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small museum but great inside. Interesting exhibits, some permanent and some changing. Going thru a renovation, but didn't impact our visit at all.

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Macon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in St. Petersburg , Florida we visited the Museum of History. It was very interested to go because i had my grand daughter with me on this trip and wanted her to get in on a little of their history while we were there. She is not very much into the History of anything and i;m trying to get... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first went here on a school field trip back in the 50's and it made quite an impression on me. I try to get back no less than every couple of years. The exhibits are different each visit and I really enjoy seeing the evolution of St. Pete.

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Gulfport, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We go here on free museum day or with a coupon but if we didn't live in the area we may find it worth paying. It's short but interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This place covers the history of St Petersburg, not a huge subject hence only a small museum. Admission prices were reduced to $9 on the day because the toilets were out of order, and because "the shipwreck had been taken away". Indeed, there was a big, empty room... The history of the town was more fascinating than you'd think, and... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I really enjoyed this little gem. it was great to enjoy it after painting a picture of the Pier. I have since suggested it to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

If you like baseball,this collection is outstanding and well organized. There was a nice selection of exhibits to educate people about the area. I especially liked learning about how a group of ladies stole from the company they worked for for years. Fascinating place to spend an hour or so.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

There are some interesting videos about the Egyptian mummy on display, early pirates, St. Pete's development and recovering sunken vessels. Huge display of signed baseballs.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I was a little reluctant after reading some reviews of this museum that there might not be much to see here. I found this place very interesting and educational. There is a lot about the history of St. Petersburg and a lot of the culture here. All in all we found it a worthwhile experience.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

As the saying goes "there's 90 minutes of my life* and $15 of my money that I won't be getting back". * My 90 minutes was as much as I could take, but I did look at everything! I been in a lot of museums and it is by no means the worst, but it could use some more thought... More 

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