Museums

Northwest Florida is home to many museums covering the arts and sciences, the diverse culture and history of Florida's panhandle region and historic homes detailing the lives of their famous owners.  

Some of northwest Florida’s most notable collections are on display at the Museum of Florida History, which houses some of Florida’s most precious collections of early artifacts, some dating 12,000 years ago, as well as incredible collections from shipwrecks and interpretations of Florida’s fascinating 500 years of history.  The collections and curiosities of such northwest Florida notables as John Gorrie (inventor of air conditioning, Apalachicola) and John G. Riley (Tallahassee) are also on view in their homes.  These are just a few examples, but there are many more to discover.

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Anna Lamar Switzer Center for the Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Gallery has a national reputation for quality exhibitions, a strong contemporary collection, plus noteworthy publications and events such as workshops and visiting artists.... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Escambia

City: Pensacola

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Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The Apalachicola Maritime Museum has been re founded to celebrate the maritime history of Apalachicola in the form of a maritime museum with active sailing, boat building and restoration... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Franklin

City: Apalachicola

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Baker Block Museum

We are a living history museum. Take a walk through the past to gain knowledge and perspective of life, heritage and history of our local region. Learn about naval stores, lumbering,... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Okaloosa

City: Baker

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Black Archives at the Union Bank Building

Completed in 1841, the Union Bank is Florida's oldest surviving bank building. Chartered in 1833 as a planter's bank from which plantation owners could borrow against their land and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Brokaw-McDougall House

Constructed in 1856, this house was the residence of Peres B. Brokaw, a Tallahassee businessman and political leader who served as the captain of a local militia unit, the Leon Cavalry.... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

Operated by the Camp Gordon Johnston Association, the museum exhibits U.S. Army artifacts, photographs related to camp activities and the base newspaper, The Amphibian.

Region: Northwest

County: Franklin

City: Carrabelle

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City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center

The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center consists of the Indian Temple Mound Museum, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Garnier Post Office Museum, and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Okaloosa

City: Fort Walton Beach

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Davis-West House, Chipola Historical Trust Museum

Constructed in c.1840 for local merchant John Davis, it became the home of Dr. Theophilus West upon his marriage to Davis’ widowed daughter in March 1861. In May 1861, Dr. West enlisted... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Destin History and Fishing Museum

Destin History & Fishing Museum celebrates and documents the history of Destin. The history of the early settlers and the fishing industry come alive thru displays, exhibits, and... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Okaloosa

City: Destin

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Destination Archaeology Resource Center

Learn about the amazing archaeological sites that you can visit and experience throughout the state. With close to 500 years of European history and more than 10,000 years of Native... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Escambia

City: Pensacola

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