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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
Phone Number: +1 727-894-1052
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 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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Small and cozy, makes for a great afternoon distraction

I found tickets for this place on Groupon. I am absolutely fascinated with St. Petersburg history, so I was excited to go. The "main" exhibit at the time was so-so, as I was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Florida
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147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking around St Pete, and we decided to stop in. The history of St Pete is interesting. The best part for me was the signed baseball collection.

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found tickets for this place on Groupon. I am absolutely fascinated with St. Petersburg history, so I was excited to go. The "main" exhibit at the time was so-so, as I was really looking forward to St. Pete history. There was only ONE room devoted to it. I was slightly disappointed. There were some fun artifacts and looping video... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking by this local history museum for years, we went in and found it interesting and informative as to the local history from before being settled by Europeans through to modern times. It took a few hours to get through, and would be interesting, I think, to most locals or even tourists with an interest in history. Seems bigger... More 

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

This is a must see for everyone. Whether you live in St Pete or are visiting, the rich history of the area, and the combination of nearby things to do and the beautiful waterfront system makes this a compelling stop!

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Thank EnricoSaltarelli
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 3, 2016

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 June 22, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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