Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
The Archer Historical Society's newly developed plan for the Yulee Railroad Day's Celebration, is to coordinate concurrent linear events in all of the towns along the original Florida Railroad's right-of-way, connected by runs, relays, parades etc. Initially it is planned to extend accross all of Alachua County celebrating the 150th anniversary of Yulee's visionary railroad which was chartered in 1853 and crossed Florida in the next 6 years.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Specialized
Constructed prior to 1900, this station served the route from Fernandina to Cedar Key built by David Yulee between 1857 and 1861. Originally located near the Bauknight house, it was moved to this site. The first official name of the line was the Florida Railroad. Later this became the Florida Central & Peninsular, and then part of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The "Eagle Mine Branch" curved to the south from the station along the present Gibson Street.
Lake Wales, Florida
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House
Bok Tower Gardens offers visitors Florida's most abundant opportunities for aesthetic, cultural and personal enrichment. The lush landscapes of the Olmsted gardens, the majesty and music of the Singing Tower with its 60-bell carillon and the splendor of Pinewood Estate create an experience that inspires all who visit.
Fort Myers, Florida
Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Park
Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by....but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes - The Burroughs Home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Visit the Carrabelle History Museum located in the Old City Hall Building at 106 Avenue B, SE, ( behind the BP station on US 98). The museum is located in the Old Carrabelle City Hall built in 1933 as project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) by local mason Marvin Justiss. The museum has 4 rooms to display its collections. a workroom/office for the volunteers to process the incoming artifacts and a nice long hallway for special displays.
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Coral Gables, Florida
Art, General, History
The Museum is housed in Coral Gables' original 1939 WPA Police and Fire Station, a federally designated historic building, and beautiful new gallery spaces. The Museum features two semi-permanent exhibitions and three changing exhibition spaces.
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History
Since its beginning in 1967, Cracker Trail Museum has collected over 4,000 items related to pioneer-era Florida history. Each item is maintained either within glass enclosed cases or strategically placed around the floor of the museum. Many of the larger items are provided in a setting that would be reminiscent of pioneer living. The items are identified with a tag that not only gives its description, but includes the name of the person who donated it.
Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Facilitate enjoyment and understanding of southwest Florida nature and history; Promote Environmental awareness; and Foster Responsible Stewardship
General, History, Specialized
Destin History & Fishing Museum celebrates and documents the history of Destin. The history of the early settlers and the fishing industry come alive thru displays, exhibits, and photographs.
Culture, General, History
A small, community museum located in a beautifully restored 1936 schoolhouse. It details the history of Enterprise,founded in 1841, the first county seat of Volusia County
Floral City, Florida
Culture, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Park
Heritage Hall Museum & Museum "Country" Store are located in the renovated Old Fire Station, which was vacated by the county in 2000. Initially opened only during Floral City Heritage Days (annually on the first Saturday of December and preceding Friday night), Heritage Hall was redesigned in 2009 and opened weekly every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Art, Culture, General, History, Library
Intriguing historical, cultural and art exhibits fill one of the largest Holocaust museums in the United States designed to challenge hatred, bigotry and indifference. Visit the education outreach center, library and Museum store.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Children's, General, History, Library, Science, Specialized
Youth Group Safety Programs: Make sure that everyone in your youth group knows how to prevent fires and how to escape from a burning home…and that everyone knows the importance of working smoke alarms! The Fire Museum welcomes groups of up to 50 children, for our exciting fire safety education presentation. The cost is $5 per child (adults are free) . . . for information that can save lives!
Children's, General, Science
The Glazer Children's Museum is a educational and cultural institution dedicated to hands-on learning. Our mission is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.
We have over 29,000 square feet of permanent and traveling exhibit spaces designed for children up to 10 years of age. The Museum features 17 distinct exhibit galleries with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Ten years of hard work and dreaming on the part of many Goldenrod citizens came to fruition on Friday, August 11, 2000. On that day, the Goldenrod Historical Society accepted the keys to the Goldenrod Fire Station from Orange County as the first step in developing a new Community Center to be called the Goldenrod Station and Museum. Celebration of the Grand Opening of the Museum was held on October 6, 2001.
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, located off the Rickenbacker Causeway, is just minutes away from the Miami’s downtown financial centers, top tourist destinations, sport facilities, retail, dining and renowned educational institutions.
Fort Myers, Florida
Aquarium, Children's, General, History, Science
The IMAG History & Science Center offers fun for all ages to discover the wonders of science and history, providing a large open environment to explore over 60 hands-on exhibits.
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Children's, Culture, General, History, Specialized
The only Radiant Peace Museum in the world! The museum features educational and interactive displays about Radiant Peace along with award-winning writing, videos and art submitted by children and adults around the world.
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Chamber of Commerce offers guided tours of the historic district of Monticello and sites throughout the County. Tours leave the Chamber office, 420 West Washington Street, 2 blocks west of the Courthouse, Monticello, at 1:30, Friday afternoons. Reservations are suggested; call (850) 997-5552 for reservations and additional information.