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“Lots of History and Other Things”

T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
Ranked #27 of 116 things to do in Pensacola
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Owner description: The T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, the flagship museum of the Historic Pensacola complex, is a general history depicting Pensacola's history, architecture and archaeology. The three-story former Pensacola City Hall offers galleries dedicated to permanent, changing exhibits and traveling exhibits. The building, built in 1907, is an example of Mediterranean Revival architecture .
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum is located in the restored area of downtown Pensacola. That presents a small problem in that most of the parking in the area is limited to 2 hrs. To alleviate this problem, park in the lot behind the museum and get a slip allowing an additional 2 hours. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to Florida History and the history of the Pensacola area in particular. It is very well done with a film and a few interactive displays. The second floor houses a number of varied exhibits, each in a room of its own. The largest room was dedicated to Mardi Gras celebrations in the area. Another room was dedicated to Coca Cola memorabilia, another to photography, another to baseball and, strangest of them all, an exhibit of items collected by T.T. Wentworth Jr. himself, a man who apparently never threw anything away. There's even a mummified cat. The third floor contains rotating displays. When we were there it contained exhibits composed by schoolchildren on various subjects and personalities. We feel this museum was a very worthwhile stop and recommend it highly.

4  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

The building architecture was interesting and some collections like old cameras and Coke memorabilia brought back memories though the collection was Not as large as I had anticipated. One hour and we had seen everything.

1  Thank Beth D
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Gives a little insight what it was like in old Pensacola. Mr. Wentworth collected a lot of eclectic items and obviously was interested in many various things.

1  Thank Rich M
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Website was a bit misleading but overall the museum is very nice and put together well with exhibits. The history of Florida was interesting as well .

2  Thank Southernilguy
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a great stop if your walking through downtown. It is free and air conditioned. It is a historical veiw of Pensacola. The docents have quite a bit of knowledge about the area so the are a good source for local happenings also.

3  Thank Anthony S
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