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“Brings back memories”

Historic Pensacola Village
Ranked #3 of 17 Museums in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Historic village consists of twenty properties belonging to the Pensacola National Register Historic District, including several museums and the Colonial Archaeological Trail.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 17, 2013

We did the small but very memorable tour on our own. It did not cover all of the houses but we were limited by time. There were numerous antiques that fired our memories of events of long ago.
If you are there around lunch, I would strongly suggest taking the short walk through a lovely park and eat at the Darma Blue restaurant. Outstanding.

Fred

5  Thank Fred S
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Wendi D, Guest Relations Manager at Historic Pensacola Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2013

We are happy to hear that your self guided tour through our interpretive houses sparked memories. If you travel back through Pensacola, please consider taking the guided public tour or venture to our T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum which will reopen after a total first floor renovation in November 2013. Happy travels.

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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We took the tour of the Historic Pensacola Village last week. We had a great time and the tour guide was wonderful. This is a must do if you are in the Pensacola Area. For the price you can't beat it.

4  Thank Tambo1969
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The museum of commerce has a very impressive setup which includes a barber shop, printer shop, leather repair shop, carriage repair shop, gas station, musical instrument store, hardware & steamboat supplies store and a bakery; that alone would be worth the entrance fee, but there is a lot more. The museum of industry covers ships and fishing, lumbering and railroad. The industry museum (1877) was built for the Pensacola Ice Co. Earlier structures included British and Spanish barracks, a boarding house and in 1830 home of the West Florida Academy. Present building has housed New Orleans Grocery Co., Levy-Hallmark Co. and Pensacola-Lurton Co. In 1968 it was acquired by the State of Florida to be used as a museum. The Dorr House (1871) is a 2 story with some touches of Greek Revival, elegant and well decorated and exemplifies the upper class society. The Lear/Rocheblave house (1890), very nice and fairly large is more typical of middle class families. The most inspiring is the Julee Cottage (1805) which is reminiscent of creole cottages in New Orleans and was owned by a free woman of color by the name of Julie Panton. There is an guided tour which lasts about an hour and is very well done and there is also a store where you can buy some souvenirs. And there is so much more to see!

5  Thank llh007
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

With a Triple A discount, an admission to this attraction in downtown Pensacola is only $5, however it should be double that for what one receives. A guide takes the visitor through several old homes dating back to the 19th century. This part of the tour takes about an hour. Then you are on your own to tour other places in the village. We enjoyed the Museum of Commerce and Museum of Industry. The former has an old streetcar inside. It also has a street with stores dating back to the 19th century. Among them are a barber shop and a hardware store as well as several others. Sitting outside of the Museum Of Industry is an old steam locomotive and caboose. Inside this museum is a lot of machinery used in the logging industry. There's a kiln and a cart filled with bricks along with information about how bricks are made. The museum also covers the fishing industry. This place is filled with displays. For history buffs, this is an attraction that shouldn't be missed. There's ample parking around the village both on the street and in parking lots. There is a gift shop in the building where one purchases tickets.

4  Thank globeseeker007
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Visited August 14th with four children ages 12-19. We did the self guided tour first, the teens had a blast in the transportation museum. Our guide was very knowledgeable and struck just the right balance between anecdotal tales and historical fact.

Thank dah23
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