Historic Pensacola Village
The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums owned and operated by the University of West Florida. The organization is largely based upon the donation of T.T. Wentworth's large historical collection to the state of Florida, and the establishment of an organization dedicated to Historic Preservation that grew because of Mr. Wentworth's generosity. The Village is located in downtown Pensacola, Florida, situated between Plaza Ferdinand VII and Seville Square. Parking is available behind the T.T. Wentworth Museum.
The museum complex is largely run by a small UWF staff, some hired UWF students, and many volunteers. Due to funding issues, the Village was acquired by the University of West Florida in 2001. Before that, their funding came from the Florida's Department of State. The complex is now technically owned by "West Florida Historical Preservation, Inc.," a "support organization for the University of West Florida."
Admission is purchased for a week, and includes access to the entire Village and the T.T. Wentworth Museum, and includes a guided tour of several historical buildings. The tour buildings can only be entered on the tour.
The museum complex is open for visitors Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Members receive free admission for one year.
The buildings in the complex include:
- T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
- Bowden Building (classrooms and administrative offices)
- Museum of Commerce
- Museum of Industry
- Historic Pensacola's Tivoli High House (ticket and information center)
- Weaver's Cottage
- Julee Cottage
- Lavalle House
- Lear-Rocheblave House
- Old Christ Church
- Dorr House (taken by UWF's President as a residence)
- Pensacola Children's Museum - hands-on exploration of Pensacola's colonial history on the first floor, local history exhibits for adults and children on the second floor