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Gold Coast Railroad Museum (GCRM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railroad history and culture through preservation, restoration, and education.
Type(s): Historic Home History Other
The Goldsboro West Side Community Historical Association, Inc. is home to the Goldsboro Museum, Francis Oliver Cultural Arts and Goldsboro Welcome Center, Crooms Academy Museum, Goldsboro Art Square, The Goldsboro Heritage & Art Garden, and Page Jackson Cemetery. The Goldsboro Museum: On December 1, 1891 the town of Goldsboro was the second black incorporated City in the United States. The Goldsboro Museum showcases and preserves the history, heritage, livelihood, and culture of Goldsboro, Florida.
For the past 180 years, Goodwood’s story has paralleled the history of North Florida. Goodwood's Main House Museum was built in the 1830s, and the Goodwood estate has been preserved as a house museum and public park since 1990. Over 20 acres and 18 historic structures still remain from the original estate.
Region(s): North Central
Type(s): Historic Home
This 20-acre coastal preserve is an experience you can’t miss! Sea turtles, fish, and other marine animals swim in seawater tanks. Take a stroll though the butterfly garden and walk through the hardwood hammock along a boardwalk. Visit the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility to learn about the sea turtle patients being cared for. Stop in our nature-themed gift shop for imaginative and environmentally friendly gifts.
Boca Raton, FL
Type(s): Gardens Park Science Other
The goal of the Havana History & Heritage Society is to preserve and highlight the historical assets and events of the Havana community.
Region(s): North Central
Since 1933, the Tampa Bay Hotel has been home to the Henry B. Plant Museum and The University of Tampa. The building, renamed Plant Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. The Henry B. Plant Museum holds the distinction of accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Its mission is to interpret the history and lifestyle of America’s Gilded Age and the life and significant contributions of Henry Bradley Plant to the development of Florida and Tampa Bay. Original furnishings and artifacts and a dynamic self-guided audio tour immerse visitors in the opulence of the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel and its rich history.
When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibitions, and special programs.
Palm Beach, FL
Since 1971, the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida has been collecting and preserving material culture pertaining to local and regional history. Today, the Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, textiles, and documents which are made available to the public. These materials are used for education, entertainment, and research through the archival library, exhibits, tours, public programs, and events.
The University of West Florida Historic Trust manages Historic Pensacola, which includes the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, the Pensacola Children's Museum, Historic Pensacola Village, the Pensacola Museum of Art, the Hilton Green Research Library, and the Voices of Pensacola in downtown Pensacola as well as Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site and Homestead in Milton, FL. Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of Northwest Florida. COVID hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00. Not all our museums are open due to COVID social distancing requirements or damages from Hurricane Sally. Please check our website for further details.
Type(s): Children's Historic Home History House
Discover a piece of old Florida where prehistoric middens, pioneer homesteads, and lush gardens await. One of the last remaining protected coastal properties open to the public, this expansive outdoor museum will take you back in time to the old charm that brought you to Sarasota in the first place. Come and explore our tranquil trails, breathtaking bay vistas, and over 5,000 years of history. Historic Spanish Point is and outdoor history museum and one of the largest intact, actively preserved archaeological sites of the prehistoric period on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Discover prehistoric shell mounds, explore how early pioneers established homesteads, and relax in the many formal gardens of the early 20th-century socialite, Bertha Palmer. Explore the expansive outdoor museum at your own leisure, or enjoy a docent-led walking, tram, or boat tours to immerse yourself in the rich history of the area. We invite you and your family to take a step back in time, soak in the lush landscapes, and savor a piece of Florida's past at Historic Spanish Point; where people have gathered for over 5,000 years. Historic Spanish Point was the first in Sarasota County to be designated as a historically significant location by the National Register of Historic Places; a program of The United States Department of Interior.
Type(s): Gardens History