Last updated: 9/24/2011
Lake City, Florida
Street Address
157 SE Hernando Ave
Lake City, FL 32025
Mailing Address
157 SE Hernando Ave
Lake City, FL 32025
phone: 386-755-9096
Wednesday2 PM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 1 PM
Gift Shop
Group Tours

The Columbia County Historical Museum is a historic home museum which specializes in living history presentations. The Heritage Conservation Society is an intricate part of the museum with long range plans that involve a childrens educational program and a sewing group that will make authentic clothing of 18th century.

The architectural style of the house is “Italianate”, which though not ornate, presents characteristics that are both utilitarian and attractive. Wide porches, tall windows and decorative woodwork are some of what typifies this style of architecture during the 1800’s. The floor plan is essentially a “four square” with the four main rooms downstairs being duplicated upstairs.


To serve all residents and visitors to Columbia County and Lake City as an agent for collecting, documenting, preserving, displaying, interpreting, commemorating and loaning Civil War items and other artifacts and information that reflect the history and heritage of the region. It is not only a collecting and information center, but it is also a catalyst for community involvement, education, development and assistance for local cultural programs; it enriches ongoing events through historical perspective; and it serves as a site for cultural, social and civic activities.


Columbia County Historical Museum is located in an 1870's era house containing exhibits related to the history of this Northern Florida County. The House belonged to the Vinzant family and a portion of the house is devoted to family history.

Artifact Collections

Civil war North Central Florida history 1800 farm tools 1800 household

Research Collections

Columbia County History Columbia Country geneology

Educational Programs

Group tours available by reservation.


Private Non-Profit


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Group Tours

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