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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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Start by marveling at a reconstruction of the Benoist, the fragile-looking airplane that made the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
OK not that inteersting

Limited history of the area. Good video on first flight from Tampa to St Petersburg. Signed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Start by marveling at a reconstruction of the Benoist, the fragile-looking airplane that made the first commercial flight in the US. Check out the world's largest collection of autographed baseballs -- Babe Ruth, Shoeless Joe Jackson, Joe DiMaggio -- all represented in the collection and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited history of the area. Good video on first flight from Tampa to St Petersburg. Signed baseball collection was different but unless you are a serious b ball fan boring worth a 30-45 min trip

Thank EuropeLover_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw this museum on Groupon and decided to give it a try while in the area. The location is fabulous and ample parking, but the museum itself left a little something to be desired. Our group of 4 adults spent about an hour browsing and...More

Thank Nicole_Travel2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents and two sons. It was about what I expected. There really was only one section with Burg history. The biggest room had a bunch of street signs from all over the country. The Little Cooperstown area was filled with baseball signed...More

Thank Robb A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was very surprised by the things we learned here. They have some great information on the history of St. Petersburg. Well worth the visit, don't know why it took us so many years to go there.

2  Thank DEMEHR
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great exhibits. Cannot wait to see the new oddities room, I especially enjoy seeing all the memorabilia of St Pete, brought back a lot of memories !

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Thank Laura D
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The permanent exhibition of documents and artifacts from the long history of European settlement on the west coast of Florida will engage you for quite a while. Visions will learn about important people and events in the city’s history as well as the background to...More

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Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Museum published ads in the Tampa Bay Times, posted on its website and had a sign out front promoting the opening day for a new Road Sign exhibition. The hours of the museum are 10-5 on weekdays and 12-5 on Sunday. Remember, this was...More

1  Thank tom g
Reviewed 9 October 2017

For its small size, this museum does reasonably well - exhibits are well organized and planned, and care taken in their presentation. I have always wished this museum was larger and that more of St. Pete's pre-historic past could be told; there is a long...More

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Thank lindaallred18
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Highly recommend checking out the St. Pete Museum of History! My husband and I took his parents and then had lunch at Moon Under Water. It was a perfect way to spend a beautiful St. Pete afternoon.

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Thank Tiffany A
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