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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Fort Barrancas

One of three forts designed to protect the United States Navy Yard, Fort Barrancas was completed in 1844 on a bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay. Defenses included two other major separate... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Escambia

City: Pensacola

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Fort Pickens

Constructed on the western edge of Santa Rosa Island, Fort Pickens is the largest of four forts designed to defend Pensacola after the War of 1812.  The fort was begun in 1829,... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Escambia

City: Pensacola

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Calusa Heritage Trail, Randell Research Center at Pineland

This trail leads visitors through the mounds, canals, and other features of the archaeological site at Pineland. Drawing on Spanish accounts and archaeological remains, the Calusa Heritage... Read More

Region: South

County: Lee

City: Pine Island

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Constitution Convention Museum State Park

The original settlement in St. Joseph lasted only nine years, but was a boomtown when it was founded in 1835 and competed with Apalachicola as a Gulf Coast trading port. During its... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Gulf

City: Port Saint Joe

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Ximenez-Fatio House

One of St. Augustine’s most authentic historic sites, a 19th century haven for writers and tourists. Fragrant orange trees introduce visitors to this remarkably preserved inn. Displays... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: St. Johns

City: Saint Augustine

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Pier Aquarium, Inc.

Surrounded by the teeming sea life of Tampa Bay, The Pier Aquarium is a 2,000 sq. ft. private, nonprofit aquarium with live and static exhibits and fully functional outdoor marine education... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: Saint Petersburg

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Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center

Weedon Island Preseve Cultural and Natural History Center is an environmental and cultural education facilty with a 6,000 sq ft museum exhibit hall, classroom, auditorium, and art gallery... Read More

Region: Central

County: Pinellas

City: Saint Petersburg

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Central Florida Zoological Park

Enter the lush tropical world of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens. A relaxing, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family. We’ve been at our present... Read More

Region: Central

County: Seminole

City: Sanford

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Crowley Museum and Nature Center

Crowley contains 185 acres of sensitive lands along the Myakka River. We are open four days per week, and close the park three days per week in order to allow the animals opportunity... Read More

Region: South

County: Sarasota

City: Sarasota

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is one of Sarasota’s most treasured attractions, home to a wide variety of tropical, exotic plant species that showcase colorful displays and alluring... Read More

Region: South

County: Sarasota

City: Sarasota

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