Museums

Florida is the home to hundreds of museums covering every topic, from children’s discovery centers to major art, science and technology museums hosting world-class collections, as well as historic homes detailing the lives of their famous owners.  

Some of Florida’s most notable collections include the Florida History Museum, 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.  Also, the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg has the largest collection of work by the renowned Spanish surreal artist, Salvador Dalí outside of Spain. The collections and curiosities of such Florida notables as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford (Edison and Ford Winter Estates) and James Deering (Vizcaya) are also on view in their homes in South Florida.  These are just a few examples, but there are many more to discover.

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Glover School

Seven miles south of Plant City, the Bealsville area was settled in 1865 by freed slaves who built their homes of logs from the trees cleared for future farmland. Bryant Horton and... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Plant City

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Sample-McDougald House

The Sample-McDougald House, now located at 450 NE 10th Street in Pompano Beach, is one of South Florida's most historic structures, dating from the pioneer era of northern Broward County.... Read More

Region: South

County: Broward

City: Pompano Beach

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Punta Gorda Railroad Depot & Museum

The Atlantic Coast Line Depot, built in the Mediterranean Revival architectural style, was the southernmost station in the U.S. when it opened in the late 1920s. Segregated bathrooms... Read More

Region: South

County: Charlotte

City: Punta Gorda

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The Blanchard House Museum of African American History & Culture of Charlotte County

This 1925 house was originally built for Joseph Blanchard, a black sea captain and key member of early Punta Gorda’s business community, and Minnie, his mail-order bride. Upon the... Read More

Region: South

County: Charlotte

City: Punta Gorda

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A.K. Allison House

Constructed in 1843, this house was the residence of Abraham K. Allison, the Florida Senate President who became acting governor on April 1, 1865, after Governor John Milton committed... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Gadsden

City: Quincy

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Colonial Spanish Quarter Museum

Talk with craftsmen, soldiers, housewives and merchants as they go about their business in this 18th Century Colonial Spanish Town. Call (904)825-6830 for more information.

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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Lightner Museum

Relics of America's Gilded Age are elegantly exhibited on the museum's three floors. Costumes, furnishings, mechanical musical instruments and other artifacts give you a glimpse into... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

The Shrine is dedicated to the first colony of Greek people who came to America in 1768 and consists of exhibits depicting the life of early Greeks in America and the development of... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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Woman's Exchange at the Historic Pena-Peck House Museum

Tour the graceful frame and coquina house, a block north of the city's Plaza de la Constitucion, and step into history. Hear stories of its Spanish and British occupants as well as... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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Arrivas House

Constructed in c.1740, this house was the residence of Paul Arnau, the St. Augustine Collector of Customs and Superintendent of Lighthouses. In January 1861, Confederate authorities... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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