Lending credence that often, good things come in small packages, the St. Petersburg Museum of History is a veritable time capsule of local lore tucked into a scenic downtown venue. The oldest museum in the city, it houses a collection of historical artifacts and a poignant tribute to the first commercial flight on Jan. 1, 1914, along with a host of traveling exhibits featured throughout the year. Baseball fans will be impressed by the collection of autographed baseballs - the largest in the country. Of special note is the Lady of the Nile, a 3,000 year-old mummy tucked into an ancient sarcophagus. Expansion plans are in the works so not all of the artifacts are currently on display.
335 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL
Museums: "The museum sponsors 90-minute segway tours around the waterfront, offering a unique view of the city's history and architecture. Tickets can be purchased at the museum."
Best for Museums Because: It's the oldest museum in the area and offers an interesting peek into the area's past.