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St. Petersburg Museum of History

335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
+1 727-894-1052
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Always enjoyable, can be done in about 2 hours

I love this little museum, parts of which are dedicated to St. Pete's history, and parts of which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Traveler21Florida
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Florida
Tampa and the history of real estate promotions

What I remember best about this museum is the long history of marketing St Petes for its warm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BinColorado
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Denver, Colorado, USA
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For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with visitors and residents alike. Stroll through the Sunshine City Gallery to learn the history of St. Petersburg – from pioneers and trains to World War II and World Famous Webb’s City. Don’t miss the Flight One Gallery, detailing the birth of commercial aviation right here in St. Petersburg, and see the first passenger aircraft that flew across the bay to Tampa – a trip that used to take hours before the W. Howard Frankland and Gandy bridges were built. The world's largest collection of signed baseballs was donated by local resident Dennis Schrader. The permanent exhibit features original documents, story boards and video screens connecting America’s national pastime with historical events from the region and around the world. Visit St. Petersburg’s oldest resident – an authentic 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy as well as a replica of King Tut’s Tomb.
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335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this little museum, parts of which are dedicated to St. Pete's history, and parts of which explain St. Pete's history as related to other issues. There was quite a large baseball exhibition during our visit but as neither my boyfriend and I are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What I remember best about this museum is the long history of marketing St Petes for its warm climate and water access. I came away thinking that the economic basis has changed little since the city was founded. I guess there were fish camps early...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an excellent museum, so much information and interesting facts about the history of St Petersburg. Loved the Baseball collection. Great place to visit

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This is an interesting museum with information on the history of flight in St. Petersburg, and a good exhibition of photographs from various wars, but the real attraction is an exhibition of hundreds (or maybe thousands) of baseballs autographed by famous teams and players. If...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This was a smaller museum but enjoyed learning about the history of St. Petersburg. The special exhibit of the solders thru pictures was very interesting. I also enjoyed the story of the first commercial flight.

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Loved visiting with the curator who recently acquired a special collection of a photography collection of American wars. That & the airline collection plan were very educational.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed 11 days. Great stay. Denny's next door. Bus line down the street. Especially want to thank Shakeia for her help; she was always professional, friendly, and helpful.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

I was a bit disappointed in general with this museum. For a city the size of St Pete, there was little history here of the city as I was expecting. The baseball display was good if you are a baseball fan and the soldier pictures...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The pier area is being developed and currently it’s one big construction site - however, the musuem is still open for business. Unfortunately the large car park adjacent is now closed as part of the redevelopment project but you can usually find nearby on street...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This is not a commercialized museum. The layout of their selective exhibits are functional. This is a small museum but not one that desperately takes in any collection they can find; always current.

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