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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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+1 727-894-1052
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from...

The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from the first commercial flight, to the World's Largest collection of Autographed baseballs. We hold the archives for the city of St. Petersburg and tell the history of our city, county, and state. Our rotating galleries hold history based exhibits ranging from the wars of the world to the art locals past and present. Open for a family outings, public research, or private events, let us tell you a story today.

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I went primarily to see the Criminal Brassiere featured on the Roadside America website and in season 6 episode 1 of Mysteries at the Museum. The bra was not one of the ones... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Manassas, Virginia
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the museum's own website and reviews online, I didn't have high expectations for this museum. But I had a two-for-one Groupon and time to kill. Unless you enjoy looking at autographed baseballs, there is little else to look at. Even at half-price, it was hardly worth a visit. You could spend time reading the placards that accompany the large... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went primarily to see the Criminal Brassiere featured on the Roadside America website and in season 6 episode 1 of Mysteries at the Museum. The bra was not one of the ones actually used to smuggle out rolls of coins from Southern Bell, but it was similar to the ones worn by the girls. The museum is a few... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What is there is really fun and cool to see, it's just that there's not a whole lot there. Enjoyable, but small, perfect to check out to get a slice of history, but doubt you would need to go back.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The current exhibit about WWII and black soldiers was excellent. it had some personal interviews with blacks who served during WWII. There was also a permanent exhibit of hundreds of baseballs signed by players including babe ruth and 19th century players.

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Thank Rempt2
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Right to Fight exhibit was great but that was it. Definitely not worth $15 per person. Where was the history of St. Pete? Baseballs and Janus plane? That's all?

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Seminole, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really not much to see and over priced for what you can see in about 15-20 min. The most interesting this it the Plane in the entryway.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

IF it were not for the special trading exhibit about African-Americans during World War II, a visit here would be a waste. There is currently only one small room of local memorabilia. A good portion of the museum is dedicated to a collection of almost 5000 autographed baseballs. Despite the fact that that there are some push button video screens,... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I lived in St..Pete for 14 years. I especially enjoyed the parts of the museum that had to do with the history of St. Pete, (the first commercial airplane flight) , history of Webb's City, and other pictures and descriptions of life in the early years of St. Pete. I was not very interested in King Tut's Tomb. I feel... More 

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Parking was great. Was not crowded. It was almost like it hidden gem there in Saint Pete. Very close to downtown so you can walk around afterwards

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Wonderful location. Wonderful exhibits. Wonderful special events. Whether you live in St. Pete or are just visiting, you should definitely plan a visit to the Museum of History.

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