Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of Michelle da Silva Richmond
Photo courtesy of St Petersburg Museum of History

St Petersburg Museum of History

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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.


Address

335 2nd Ave NE
St. Petersburg / Clearwater, FL

Expert Tips by Michelle da Silva Richmond

St. Petersburg / Clearwater Local Expert

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.