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One of Tarpon Springs’ best kept secrets is the 1883 Safford House Museum. Visiting the home of one of the city’s original developers is a journey back in time.The Safford House has been restored to its original Victorian splendor and is open to the public. Today the Safford residence is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned and operated by the City of Tarpon Springs as a museum. The house is a fine example of late 19th century Florida vernacular architecture and is filled with period furnishings and original family possessions that bring the Safford family to life. A visit offers the opportunity to get acquainted with the family and to experience Florida life more than 100 years ago. The late 1800s, when Anson P.K. Safford and his family resided in Tarpon Springs, was an era of gracious living without the pressures of modern society. Touring their house takes visitors back to that restful time and place. From the charming porch swing to the large inviting dining room, the house is filled with pleasant spaces where friends and family gathered for meals and social events. But the Saffords were not an ordinary family: Anson Safford was the former territorial governor of Arizona; his wife, Soledad, was an accomplished social leader of Mexican background; and Safford’s sister Mary Jane was the town’s first doctor. The Safford House is located in the historic district off Grand Boulevard at 23 Parkin Court. It was donated to the City of Tarpon Springs in 1994. The extensive restoration was funded by the State of Florida, Division of Historical Resources and the City of Tarpon Springs. Furnishings were provided in part by a Save America’s Treasures grant, and donations by local residents.
Tarpon Springs, FL
Type(s): Historic Home History
The Sebring Historical Society is fortunate to have both an Archives and the Charles F. Weigle House Museum. The Archives has many collections that tells the history of Sebring, Florida and Highlands County. The House Museum was the home of Dr. Charles F. Weigle, a well known Evangelist and Hymn Composer. His best known hymn, "No One Every Cared for Me Like Jesus" was written at this home in 1932. Dr. Weigle and George E. Sebring, Jr., the founder of Sebring, Florida were very good friends living next door to each other.
Type(s): Historic Home History
Located on the Highlands County campus at South Florida State College in Avon Park, MOFAC opened in 2001 as both a museum and gallery space; highlighting the best of what Florida has to offer, archaeologically and artistically. Its permanent display space details the chronological history of the state and its people via a timeline of events and artifacts unearthed at surrounding archaeological sites including the Blueberry site and the Goodnow Mound. In addition, the MOFAC gallery and the lower lobby feature 7 exhibits annually, with accompanying receptions and artists’ talks from October to May.
Avon Park, FL
Type(s): Art History
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. It features more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome planetarium, Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the world’s most advanced exhibit on the human brain and much more. Experience the latest upgrade – a quarter-mile long outdoor Science Trail with 15 new exhibits including a Physics Forest, FPL SolarScape, gem panning station, and interactive splash pad! Now serving over 300,000 students and visitors annually, providing a mind-opening experience for all.
West Palm Beach, FL
County: Palm Beach
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.
Daytona Beach, FL
Largest Military in Southwest Florida with over 30,000 sq. ft. and displays from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts. Our displays are accompanied by murals and works of art. We are dedicated to Honoring our veterans, Preserving our Military History and Educating visitors and the community on our Military History.
Cape Coral, FL
Type(s): Art History Other
Climb 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for Breathtaking 360º Views • Shipyard Play Area • Shipwreck Artifacts Revealed • 1876 Keepers’ House Exhibits • Maritime Hammock Nature Trails • The Tin Pickle, Local Gedunk (WWII Themed Eatery) • WWII US Coast Guard Coastal Lookout Quarters • Conservation Lab NEW! Nation’s Oldest Port Demos Daily Demos Explore lightkeeper duties and daily life, sailing, wooden boatbuilding and underwater archaeology during your visit. See the Daily Demo Schedule at staugustinelighthouse.org to customize your visit.
St. Augustine, FL
County: St. Johns
For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with residents and visitors alike. The repository of the City's artifacts and archives, the St. Petersburg Museum of History prides itself on being a Florida history teaching facility.
St. Petersburg, FL
Region(s): Central Southwest
It's More than a Museum -- It's a Journey! Our building is filled with a very diverse collection of Americana. The collection includes over 160 beautiful cars, three Batmobiles and over 200 collections of American-made products. Our Steinway pianos are considered the finest private collection in the world. Our extensive boat motor collection includes over 300 antique motors. Whatever your interest, we're sure to have something you will enjoy!
Region(s): North Central
The Tallahassee Museum is a regional living museum on 52 acres that focuses on the regional history, environment, and culture of the Big Bend area of north Florida, South Georgia, and southeastern Alabama. As one of the region’s first museums, the Tallahassee Museum has a rich and accomplished history that includes leadership in historic preservation and wildlife conservation efforts as well as a distinguished reputation in the fields of education and museum services.
Region(s): North Central
Type(s): Children's Historic Home History Science Zoo