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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Government House

On March 11, 1862, a small Union landing party under the command of Naval Commander C. R. P. Rogers proceeded to the Government House, the seat of local government constructed in the... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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Spanish Military Hospital Museum

The Spanish Military Hospital Museum building is a reconstruction of a military hospital that stood on this site during the Second Spanish Period (1783-1821). The museum showcases military... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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The Oldest Wooden School House in the U.S.

Located near the St. Augustine City Gates, the Old School House was built over 200 years ago while Florida was under the rule of Spain. It was constructed of red cedar and cypress and... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: St. Augustine

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St. Cloud Heritage Museum

Located in the 1922 Veterans Memorial Library, the museum contains exhibits on the history and founding of this community. St. Cloud’s history is linked closely with the Grand Army... Read More

Region: Central

County: Osceola

City: St. Cloud

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Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center, with roots dating back to 1917 as the Art Club of St. Petersburg, focuses on an innovative, community-oriented approach to art and art education. Our classes... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: St. Petersburg

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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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Museums

Black History & Art Museum

Located inside the Paradise Missionary Baptist Church, this museum is in the heart of the historic Central Avenue neighborhood once called The Scrubs. The building was constructed in... Read More

Region: Central

County: Hillsborough

City: Tampa

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Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society

The museum and gift shop is the railroad depot restored by the Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society. The Depot Museum has now been officially designated as a Welcome Center, working... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: Tarpon Springs

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Tarpon Springs Cultural Treasures

The Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, built in 1915 as the City’s first City Hall, hosts a variety of cultural activities, including art and sculpture exhibits, live performances and... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: Tarpon Springs

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