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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
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Reliving my past

I lived in St..Pete for 14 years. I especially enjoyed the parts of the museum that had to do with the history of St. Pete, (the first commercial airplane flight) , history of... read more

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

IF it were not for the special trading exhibit about African-Americans during World War II, a visit here would be a waste. There is currently only one small room of local memorabilia. A good portion of the museum is dedicated to a collection of almost 5000 autographed baseballs. Despite the fact that that there are some push button video screens,... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lived in St..Pete for 14 years. I especially enjoyed the parts of the museum that had to do with the history of St. Pete, (the first commercial airplane flight) , history of Webb's City, and other pictures and descriptions of life in the early years of St. Pete. I was not very interested in King Tut's Tomb. I feel... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parking was great. Was not crowded. It was almost like it hidden gem there in Saint Pete. Very close to downtown so you can walk around afterwards

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful location. Wonderful exhibits. Wonderful special events. Whether you live in St. Pete or are just visiting, you should definitely plan a visit to the Museum of History.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The receptionist was very rude. Like if she didn't like her job that much then quit. The museum had good quality items, just not enough. Overall, it was a waste of time and I wish we went to the Museum of Fine Arts instead.

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Toronto, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Not much to see here..thought there be lots of items from days gone by...lots of photos of Cuba..1 hr of my life I won't get back..it wasn't cheap either .

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Watertown, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Enjoyed learning about the history of the county. The exhibit about civil rights in the military, including a very interesting film about the Tuskegee Airmen in WW2, was worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

If you don't visit the St. Petersburg Museum of History for any other reason, you have to marvel at Schrader's Little Cooperstown, the world's largest collection of autographed baseballs, over 4,800 of them. In one room, you can see Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Stan Musial and Mickey Mantle. It is appropriate because one-time St.... More 

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Ruskin Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We had our wedding at the Museum of History on October 22. We had the wedding ceremony indoors in their flight gallery , the cocktail hour thru the exhibits and the reception in the flight gallery. it was amazing. The staff is so easy to work with, the price is reasonable and the location is so perfect. My guests loved... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but if you like baseball, they have a. Ice collection. We enjoyed the Cuba photography exhibit on natural sites there.

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