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St. Petersburg Museum of History

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Address: 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3501
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+1 727-894-1052
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from...

The St. Petersburg Museum of History houses a range of experiences, from the first commercial flight, to the World's Largest collection of Autographed baseballs. We hold the archives for the city of St. Petersburg and tell the history of our city, county, and state. Our rotating galleries hold history based exhibits ranging from the wars of the world to the art locals past and present. Open for a family outings, public research, or private events, let us tell you a story today.

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Make sure you find a Groupon or discount coupon

Went here mainly for the baseball display I'm glad I found a Groupon, because I would have been really upset to pay $15 dollars to see this museum. Not what I thought a history... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
cuinthemoon
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Yoe, PA
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Yoe, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here mainly for the baseball display I'm glad I found a Groupon, because I would have been really upset to pay $15 dollars to see this museum. Not what I thought a history museum should be. The mummy display was cool I think the display itself could have been presented better, the light kept going off before I could... More 

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Farmington, New York, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truthfully, we went for the Little Cooperstown exhibit. It was a rainy day in Feb. FL and we needed an indoor activity. My 17 YO son loves baseball and my dad suggested this stop. They enjoyed it. I, lacking any sports DNA, thought it was interesting and nicely presented, except if you're looking for a particular player's signature - they... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is small, but the exhibits they have are done well. I especially enjoyed the sections on the history of the city. If you enjoy history or baseball, you will feel it is a worthwhile visit.

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Thank Batmom7
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

From the museum's own website and reviews online, I didn't have high expectations for this museum. But I had a two-for-one Groupon and time to kill. Unless you enjoy looking at autographed baseballs, there is little else to look at. Even at half-price, it was hardly worth a visit. You could spend time reading the placards that accompany the large... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I went primarily to see the Criminal Brassiere featured on the Roadside America website and in season 6 episode 1 of Mysteries at the Museum. The bra was not one of the ones actually used to smuggle out rolls of coins from Southern Bell, but it was similar to the ones worn by the girls. The museum is a few... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

What is there is really fun and cool to see, it's just that there's not a whole lot there. Enjoyable, but small, perfect to check out to get a slice of history, but doubt you would need to go back.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The current exhibit about WWII and black soldiers was excellent. it had some personal interviews with blacks who served during WWII. There was also a permanent exhibit of hundreds of baseballs signed by players including babe ruth and 19th century players.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Right to Fight exhibit was great but that was it. Definitely not worth $15 per person. Where was the history of St. Pete? Baseballs and Janus plane? That's all?

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Seminole, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Really not much to see and over priced for what you can see in about 15-20 min. The most interesting this it the Plane in the entryway.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

IF it were not for the special trading exhibit about African-Americans during World War II, a visit here would be a waste. There is currently only one small room of local memorabilia. A good portion of the museum is dedicated to a collection of almost 5000 autographed baseballs. Despite the fact that that there are some push button video screens,... More 

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