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Lake City Columbia County Historical Museum

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Address: 157 SE Hernando Ave, Lake City, FL 32025-4428
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+1 386-755-9096
10:00 - 13:00
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Thu 10:00 - 13:00
Sat 10:00 - 13:00

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Fun glimpse at local history!

If you are looking for a trip back in time with some local flair, check out the Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum. Housed in a preserved older home in the downtown... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Live Oak, Florida
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Live Oak, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you are looking for a trip back in time with some local flair, check out the Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum. Housed in a preserved older home in the downtown district the museum has two stories of historical Civil War significance and artifacts. If you are visiting from larger cities, the museum will seem small and cramped as the... More 

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florida keys
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Very pleasant experience at this local museum. Curators were very helpful and shared lots of interesting facts about the history of this area. Quite enjoyable

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North Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We loved touring this museum in an old house. There are many different pictures, artifacts, clothing, tools, etc. that give you a glimpse into the past of life in Lake City. Our young children especially enjoyed the room that was set up with old fashioned toys and games.

Thank stewardfam
Gainesville, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Wow!! You must check out if your ever in Lake City! Call 386-755-9096. Open Thursday 10-1pm and Saturday 10-1pm. Come see James he is wonderful.

Lake City, Florida
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Lake City has a long and rich history from when it was called Alligator Town and much of it is housed here. The displays are well documented and interesting for a history buff like myself. My first trip was as a field trip chaperon with my young grand daughter's 2nd grade school class. As you can imagine much of my... More 

Thank Philip R
Lake City, Florida
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

John Shumacher & his wife worked very hard, and did a great job. Interesting for the History buffs, novice and experienced alike. Fascinating!

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

History and hometown stories/pictures were enjoyable. Good volunteers to guide us through, and a nice yard/porch to visit in.

1 Thank curlyheadedgypsy
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

It's only open on Thurs and Sat from 10am to 1pm. Free admission. It's a two floor historical home with quite a few artifacts and donations from the local area.

1 Thank honestrealreviews
Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 November 2013

If you are one who appreciates History ,or even if your not a BIG History Lover , But Love This Wonder State of Florida , This is a Must Do ! You wont regret it ! also if you have stopped in a few years ago , it would be with your time to revisit .Its an awesome family experience... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

A small but nice museum that tells you the story of this region of the State. It’s in an older house and each room is from a different period of the areas growth, with at least for me, the Civil War room being the most interesting and informative. If you are in the Lake City area its worth the stop... More 

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