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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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Interesting History!

My wife and I visited this museum on our reciprocal membership of Selby Gardens. It was a... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Bradenton, Florida
What a lovely visit!

All the years that I used to live in St. Pete, and there was so much to take in! Loved it! Rain or... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Beverly Hills, Florida
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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
+1 727-894-1052
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

My wife and I visited this museum on our reciprocal membership of Selby Gardens. It was a well-maintained and pleasant environment. We really enjoyed it. We especially liked the video on the first commercial flights in USA in St. Pete. Very interesting. The signed baseball...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

All the years that I used to live in St. Pete, and there was so much to take in! Loved it! Rain or shine, you need to go...

Thank patriciaT7659PG
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Very small 50% of the exhibits are baseballs. Staff very friendly. Good way to burn up a few minutes but definitely would be bored in an hour. Large section of alligator information which would be boring for Floridians. Cute little spot most exhibits are pictures...More

Thank jody2013
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Mini Cooperstown was outstanding 4042 signed baseballs from all teams and groups related to baseball including Negro League and Women's Baseball. A section of All Star signed balls. A replica of the first Plane on a Commercial flight. It was St. Pete to Tampa. The...More

Thank danieljfess
Reviewed 10 July 2017

You'll spend more time there than you might think. We done exhibits, and the baseball memorabilia is first rate. Stop for a beer and people watching at the adjoining pub.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

How could we have missed it?? We are huge baseball fans and went crazy over the ball exhibit. Even if you are not baseball fans the museum has several excellent local exhibits!

Thank Italy441
Reviewed 20 June 2017

My daughter and her fiancé reserved the St. Petersburg Museum of History for their upcoming June 2017 wedding/reception. What a wonderful place to have a wedding celebration! Even with the deluge of rain the morning of the wedding, we were still able to have the...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

If you're in downtown St Pete and are curious about local history, this is a nice visit. On the water, just down the street from the Fine Art Museum. They had two good exhibits, one on Seminole peoples and the other was on Floridian folk...More

Thank irinalapin
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Wonderful exhibits and museum is bigger than it looks! Lots of hands-on, great for kids, local history.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

As a museum of history this place falls short on Trades Description! There is a small amount on Native Americans which having been to a couple of similar museums in Oklahoma this really was a poor effort. Then about a million (OK exaggerating a bit...More

Thank topgun1953
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