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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Good Local History Museum

It will take you only about 45 minutes . . . interesting background / history of St. Pete. If... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Kratkys
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Atlanta, Georgia
We went for the Korean War exhibit.

Descriptive pictures from a photojournalist who was there through the years. Emotional pictures of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Russell B
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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...more
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335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really fun museum. See the two-headed chicken! But seriously, there is a terrific video about the aviation history of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Did you know the first paid passenger flight was made here? Great building with the Pier undergoing complete renovation to the...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

It will take you only about 45 minutes . . . interesting background / history of St. Pete. If you are a baseball fan - great exhibit on baseball and includes almost 5,000 autographed baseballs. Moving exhibit of photographs from the Korean War (photographer Max...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Descriptive pictures from a photojournalist who was there through the years. Emotional pictures of the citizens and the soldiers.

Thank Russell B
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I really enjoyed this little gem. We watched the film on the first commercial airline flight in the USA from St Pete to Tampa and the history of flying. The replica of the plane was awesome! They have a huge collection of signed baseballs (over...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We had to kill some time before our dinner reservations and decided to check out the museum. I was in particular hoping to get some insight of the history of St. Petersburg to only be disappointed. There was a small section of pictures of St....More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 24 August 2018

It is so nice to have multiple museums nearby if you live in St. Pete, and this one is definitely a gem! Not too big, so you can definitely take in the whole place in one day. Family friendly, and within walking distance for pretty...More

Thank 1911bunny
Reviewed 23 August 2018

This is a small museum. There is a permanent collection of autographed baseballs, touted as one of the largest around. There are major leaguers as well as others who are less well known. The collection is definitely interesting to baseball fans. There is currently an...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Unfortunately we had recently visited the excellent History Museum in Orlando. This pales in comparison. One small room of local history, One with a model of the 1st passenger airplane, Baseballs and some info, and a WAY to big and dull military section. Don't bother...More

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I'm a history teacher. I was here for the first time during an evening event in July. The exhibit of photographs of soldiers' experiences was poorly curated and unimaginative. Very disappointing.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

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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