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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Florida Keys History of Diving Museum

The History of Diving Museum is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to telling the Story of Mankind’s Quest to Explore Under the Sea. The Museum itself contains more than... Read More

Region: South

County: Monroe

City: Islamorada

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San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve

The San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve is at the site of one of the Spanish plate flota (fleet) wrecks that sank during a hurricane in 1733 south of Indian Key in the Florida... Read More

Region: South

County: Monroe

City: Islamorada

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Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center

The Jacksonville Maritime Heritage Center is a non-profit, educational association and collects books, documents, artifacts, and other historical objects significant to General Maritime... Read More

Region: Northeast

County: Duval

City: Jacksonville

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Maritime & Classic Boat Museum

The Maritime & Classic Boating Museum of Florida was incorporated in 1993 and opened to the public in 1995, moving to its home in 2003. Easily accessed by land or sea, via the south... Read More

Region: South

County: Martin

City: Jensen Beach

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Aside from being a fully functioning marine turtle hospital and rehabilitation facility, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center is proud to have a 1200 sq ft exhibit hall boasting over 40... Read More

Region: South

County: Palm Beach

City: Juno Beach

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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum / Loxahatchee River Historical Society Museum

The museum tells the story of the history of the Jupiter Inlet and the influence of Spain and the Caribbean from exhibits on the shipwreck of the San Miguel de Archangel (wrecked while... Read More

Region: South

County: Palm Beach

City: Jupiter

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Lighthouse Museum

Built in 1847 to aid to ships navigating dangerous reefs off the lower Keys, the Key West Lighthouse now stands sentinel over one of Florida's finest historical sites. The tower was... Read More

Region: South

County: Monroe

City: Key West

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Palm Beach Maritime Museum

The main mission of our museum is to work in close coordination with museum sponsored formal education programs providing enhancement of those programs with interactive exhibits, significant... Read More

Region: South

County: Palm Beach

City: Palm Beach

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Man in the Sea Museum

The Man in the Sea Museum illustrates early attempts to work underwater through interpretive drawings, dioramas and written records. The large collection of rare diving equipment highlights... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Bay

City: Panama City Beach

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Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum

In the spring of 1861, Confederate authorities dismantled and removed the first-order Fresnel lens from the 1859 Pensacola Lighthouse. During the Union bombardment of Pensacola in November... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Escambia

City: Pensacola

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