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Gulf Beaches Historical Museum

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Address: 115 10th Ave, National Historic District, St. Pete Beach, FL 33706-4202
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+1 727-552-1610
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Intimate museum by the beach

Located on a side road (10th Ave) just before Merry Pier this is a small but interesting museum with lots of photo albums detailing local history - the Skyway bridge album I found... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Located on a side road (10th Ave) just before Merry Pier this is a small but interesting museum with lots of photo albums detailing local history - the Skyway bridge album I found particularly interesting. We were given an introductory talk by one of the volunteers (Michael) who explained the history of the building which was originally a church (and... More 

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Toronto, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Pass a Grille is such a popular beach..but make time to visit the museum here to see what it is all about...Everything from A to Z is in this place..there is a rich history that's very interesting ..lots of cool souvenirs..photos of days gone by...knowledgeable greeter on hand to answer questions...And it's FREE!!

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Historical museum offers a look back at Pass A Grille and St Pete Beach. The artifacts and pictures are tantalizing. A visit here will have you imagining what the beach was like 100 years ago, 50 years ago or even 10 years ago.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Being relatively new Florida residents, we're always looking to expand our knowledge of the area. Since we love Pass A Grille, and we visit frequently... one day we checked out this very cool mini museum. The charming old Florida cape that houses it drew us in. The man in charge that day was extremely well-informed, and shared very entertaining stories... More 

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Madison, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Parking near the beach was difficult to find, so we had to park farther away. While we were walking to the beach, we happened to walk past this and notice that it was open. We were quite warm and selfishly wanted to cool down before the last walk to the beach, so we decided to stop in. Wow, are we... More 

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Chattanooga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Really enjoyed this museum and the curator made it a fun and interesting find. Admission is free. The museum has memorabilia from the unspoiled days of the area including indian artifacts. World War II finds and items of the Old Florida...Joe Dimaggio/Marilyn Monroe era. It's a small but nice museum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

If you are interested in the history of Pass-a-grille Beach and St. Pete Beach, this is a fun little museum full of interesting tidbits (and historical records if you're doing research). The Museum has restricted hours and is open only a few days a week, so plan ahead. Great activity if it's raining or you're sunburned!

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St. Pete Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

An interesting quick stop to learn about the old days of the St. Pete Beach area, Old photos and artifacts, with lots of cool stuff to look at.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

A must visit for locals and visitors. Covers the early years of the Gulf Beach area, dirt roads, no bridges, using small boats to get around (as well as provide fishing industry) Lived here for 35 years and first visited 2014. now take very visitor to my home over here.

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Howard Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Just a little museum with a huge rich history. Great rainy day activity. Learn all a bit the area before it got touristy!

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