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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
Historic Stranahan House Museum preserves and tells the history of Broward Counties most historic structure. The Museum also tells the story of the birth of Fort Lauderdale through the lives of the communities founding father and mother Frank and Ivy Stranahan. The museum is open everyday of the week with tours at 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Type(s): Historic Home
Immokalee, Collier County’s largest inland community, has long been linked with sprawling cattle ranches and a thriving agricultural economy. First occupied by the Calusa Indians and later by the Seminole, the area has seen a colorful mix of hunters, trappers, cowmen, missionaries and Indian traders since it was first settled in 1872. Early pioneers renamed the town “Immokalee” in 1897 after a Seminole word meaning “my home” or “his home.” Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts and his family, this 13-acre historic site and museum (the longest running ranch in South Florida) provides visitors with a rare opportunity to experience daily working life on a Southwest Florida pioneer homestead and citrus grove from the early 1900s. Exhibits, programs, and fifteen carefully preserved original buildings and features tell the story of the cow hunters, ranchers and pioneer-spirited families who struggled to tame this vast wilderness prairie on the edge of the Big Cypress Swamp. The Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located in downtown Immokalee, a scenic 44-mile drive east of Naples.
Type(s): Historic Home History
ICA Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, and its collection, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, and advances the public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. The museum is deeply committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.
‘Island SPACE Caribbean Museum’ is an archive and exhibition space featuring a collection of artifacts, iconic paraphernalia, cultural relics and historical data representing South Florida’s Caribbean communities.
The Jay Historical Society began in 2001 as a dream of seven local citizens. We have a permanent museum and our mission is to collect items, preserve documents, and to educate and advocate for the historical preservation of places and structures related to the history of Jay and north Santa Rosa County.
Type(s): Art Children's History House Science Other
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture, with a growing collection of more than 100,000 items. Housed in two restored historic buildings that were once synagogues for Miami Beach's first Jewish congregation, the museum is located in the trendy SoFi neighborhood of South Beach. While reflective of the Jewish experience in Florida, JMOF-FIU creates understanding of the shared immigrant experience in our multicultural society. JMOF became part of FIU in 2012, creating a historic partnership that leverages the resources of the Museum and FIU to ignite a new era of interdisciplinary education and research. Using the lens of the evolving immigration experience of Jews in Florida, JMOF-FIU serves as a forum to promote tolerance, further global understanding and create connections to Jewish culture, history, arts and contemporary civic life for diverse audiences.
Miami Beach, FL
The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and is administered by Florida State University. It features an art museum, historic mansion, circus museum, historic theater, conservation laboratory, and research library, situated on sixty-six acres of spectacular bay front property in Sarasota. The Ringling is a place of art, architecture, and circus in an environment that inspires, educates, entertains, and honors the legacy of John & Mable Ringling.
Type(s): Art Gardens Historic Home History
The John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is a historical and cultural gem that sits at the bottom of a hill in downtown Tallahassee, at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets. The Riley historic home represents the thriving black neighborhood, known as Smokey Hollow, that once existed in what is just east of downtown Tallahassee. It is especially significant when compared to other such historical sites in that it is the last vestige we have of the accomplishments of an entire group of people, the black middle class, which emerged in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education. Established in 1996, the museum’s programs provide an environment and means to encourage and empower participants to develop an awareness of and gain an appreciation for the educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history.
Region(s): North Central
Type(s): Historic Home History