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“Small, but good”

St. Petersburg Museum of History
Ranked #39 of 125 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Owner description: 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.
New York
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Small, but good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is, perhaps, one of the smallest museums I've ever been in. Not really a destination, but worth a look around if you happen to be passing by. The museum is just across from the museum of Fine Art, so it's easy to find, and conveniently located. There was a small admission fee the last time I was here.

Visited February 2013
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English first
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107 reviews
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“Delightful small museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

If you are a baseball fan, this will rate 5 stars. Otherwise, it's a charming museum with limited displays. The history of St. Petersburg is well-represented in an interesting manner. The museum is a short stroll from the pier and baywalk, and visiting all would be a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Visited December 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Great Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Ever since I was a young boy I always loved this museum, anyone visiting the area should see this place.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Although it is not large, it is definitely worth visiting. As described in the previous review, the baseball exhibit is a must see. It is amazing what historical baseballs are there for viewing. The other parts of the museum are pretty decent as well. Overall, worth visiting.

Visited December 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Baseball Exhibit is a Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Attended the grand opening of Schrader's Little Cooperstown at the Museum today. This collection is certified by Guinness as the World's Largest Collection of Autographed Baseballs, and is on load to the Museum for 20 years. But its so much more than a bunch of signed balls. This exhibit has something for everyone - packed with stories the most hardcore fan probably hasn't heard, but also great for families and kids to learn about history against the backdrop of baseball. You could spend hours in here, and you wouldn't believe some of the non-players who have signed some of the baseballs - Neil Armstrong, Fidel Castro, and Barack Obama, among hundreds of others. They really did a first class job putting the exhibit together to make it interesting, fun, and informative. This has to be the best baseball exhibit outside of Cooperstown, NY. Don't miss it if you're in downtown St. Pete.

Visited October 2013
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