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Neighbourhood: Downtown
As featured in Museum Guide for Miami
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Address: 101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130-1535
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+1 305-375-1492
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering,...

HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas.

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Good to do on hot or rainy day

The museum is easy to find downtown and is a good way to spend a couple of hours learning the local history with well laid out exhibits. Sometimes history museums can be a bit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is easy to find downtown and is a good way to spend a couple of hours learning the local history with well laid out exhibits. Sometimes history museums can be a bit bland, but that is not the case with this one. If you are going to see it, I think it is a good thing to do... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place with a lot of visual history. Fun for the entire family and very interesting history about Miami.

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled by Metro Rail to downtown Miami to History Miami for a Seminar on the Civil War Reconstruction era. There were several speakers who researchers who had sturdied this era and had written several books. They gave the group present a well informed presentation. They broke for a intermission with drinks and a wonderful spread of goodies to eat.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you're already downtown and have an hour to spare, this is a nice place to visit. Try to go on one of the frequent "fee free" days.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a history museum going through great transitions. They have permanent exhibits which touch on many topics from the very hidden prehistory of the area to today's cultural diversity. There are also changing and temporary exhibits. The colorful folklife exhibits are well, colorful but lacking in people. The changing history exhibit helps to expose many of the large collections... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I've been here many times. In May I submitted art with my school to this museum. I came here many times with Miami Lighthouse for The Blind and my school to get a tour. It is a great place to learn about the historical past of Miami. Across the courtyard is the Miami Public Library. You have great views of... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This museum was great. The permanent exhibits are fantastic and interesting. Make sure to check them out. Plus the museum is free so that is another plus.

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It promises to show 10,000 years of history in the Miami area. There's basically three rooms, with some crap about 19th century Key West; two or three Spanish items from the 17th century; and a couple of mammoth bones. Ah, and pirate hats and swords for kids. Another wing hosts an exhibition on sports with some American football helmets and... More 

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Gulf Coast Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Oh sooooo sad. This is a place that does not deserve the time it takes to park the car. I visited on a Bank of America "Museums on Us" free weekend and was glad that I didn't pay a cent. Paying for parking was too much to visit this place. I stopped to see an exhibit on a not so... More 

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Saint Paul, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Well worth your time to get a feel for Miami, its history and its people. The staff is terrific as are the exhibitions.

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