List of museums in Florida

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This list of museums in Florida contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

Museums[edit]

Museum Name Community County Region Type Notes
A. E. Backus Gallery & Museum Fort Pierce St. Lucie Central East Art Features landscapes by A. E. Backus and pieces by other Florida artists
African American Museum of the Arts DeLand Volusia Central East Art Art and culture of African Americans and Caribbean Americans
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum Clewiston Hendry Southwest Ethnic-Native American Managed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida at the Big Cypress Indian Reservation, artifacts, culture and life of the Seminole in the swamps of Florida
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at Okalee Village Hollywood Broward Southeast Ethnic-Native American website, managed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, exhibits include contemporary art, Seminole reservations and archaeology, located in the shopping area of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Air Force Armament Museum Eglin Air Force Base Okaloosa Northwest Aerospace Air Force planes, bombs, missiles, rockets and other military weapons
Air Force Space & Missile Museum Cape Canaveral Brevard Central East Aerospace Houses artifacts from early space program & includes extensive outdoor rocket garden with vintage missiles & rockets.
Airport Museum Melbourne Brevard Central East Aviation Houses displays on Naval Air Station Melbourne & Melbourne International Airport.
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens Winter Park Orange Central Art Sculptures of Albin Polasek and others, and changing art exhibits
Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art Part of Jacksonville University, includes changing exhibits of contemporary art, collections of carved ivory, Pre-Columbian artifacts, Steuben glass, Chinese porcelain, Cloisonné, Tiffany glass, and Boehm porcelain
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Tallahassee Leon North Central Historic house 28 acres (110,000 m2) of ornamental gardens, 1920s-1940s period Maclay House
Amelia Island Light Fernandina Beach Nassau Northeast Maritime
Amelia Island Museum of History Fernandina Beach Nassau Northeast Local history Housed in a former jail
American Police Hall of Fame & Museum Titusville Brevard Central East Law enforcement Police weapons, vehicles, equipment, badges, uniforms, procedures and more
American Victory Ship & Museum Tampa Hillsborough Central West Maritime World War II cargo ship
American Water Ski Educational Foundation Hall of Fame and Museum Polk City Polk Central Sports Also known as Water Ski Hall of Fame, features water ski and boating memorabilia
Anita S. Wooten Gallery Orlando Orange Central Art website, part of the Valencia Community College, East Campus
Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts Pensacola Escambia Northwest Art website, contemporary art exhibits, part of Pensacola State College
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art Artist's home, studio and outdoor sculpture gardens
Anna Maria Island Museum and Historical Park Anna Maria Island Manatee Southwest Local history website
Apalachicola Maritime Museum Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Maritime Area maritime heritage, boat building, boat tours, 57-foot ketch
Appleton Museum of Art Ocala Marion Central Art Part of Central Florida Community College, collections include sculptures, 19th-century paintings, Pre-Columbian, African, European and Asian arts and antiquities
Arcadia Mill Milton Santa Rosa Northwest History Remains of an early 19th-century industrial water-powered mill complex
Arch Creek Park North Miami Beach Miami-Dade Southeast History 8-acre park with museum containing Native American and pioneer artifacts, natural history programs
Archer Historical Society Museum Archer Alachua North Central Local history Housed in a railroad depot
Armed Forces History Museum Largo Pinellas Central West Military website, displays include World War I, Japanese memorabilia associated with the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor, USMC in the South Pacific, D-Day landings, German Third Reich, Korean War and 8063rd M.A.S.H memorabilia
Armory Art Center West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art website, community art center with exhibit gallery
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Hollywood Broward Southeast Art Contemporary visual and performing arts
Art Center Sarasota Sarasota Sarasota Southwest Art Visual arts center with exhibit galleries and a sculpture garden
ArtCenter Manatee Bradenton Manatee Southwest Art website
Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Northwest Art website, visual arts center with exhibit gallery
Art League of Daytona Beach Gallery Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Art Exhibits by local artists
ArtCenter/South Florida Miami Beach Miami-Dade Southeast Art website, gallery
Atlantic Center for the Arts New Smyrna Beach Volusia Central East Art Includes galleries in two locations
Audubon House and Tropical Gardens Key West Monroe Florida Keys Historic house 1830s period home of artist and ornithologist John James Audubon, includes gallery of his art
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum Sanibel Lee Southwest Natural history Shells and mollusks
Baker Block Museum Baker Okaloosa Northwest Local history Complex includes the museum with antiques, tools and period displays, a post office, mill, log cabin, blacksmith shop, corn crib and outhouse
Barbara Sumwalt Museum Bokeelia Lee Southwest Local history Operated by the Useppa Island Historical Society
Barnacle Historic State Park Coconut Grove Miami-Dade Southeast Historic house Includes 19th century period home and boathouse of yacht designer Ralph Middleton Munroe
Bass Museum of Art Miami Beach Miami-Dade Southeast Art Collections include Renaissance and Baroque paintings, Rococo court painting and English portraiture, painting and sculpture of North America, 19th and 20th century landscape and history paintings, painting and sculpture of North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, contemporary photography, Asian art, European decorative art
Beaches Museum & History Park Jacksonville Duval Northeast Local history Operated by the Beaches Area Historical Society, history and culture of the Jacksonville Beaches area
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Library Changing exhibits from its collections
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Key Biscayne Miami-Dade Southeast Maritime Tours of Cape Florida Lighthouse and keeper's quarters
Black Heritage Museum Middleburg Clay Northeast Ethnic-African American Open by appointment
Black Heritage Museum New Smyrna Beach Volusia Central East Ethnic-African American
Blanchard House Museum Charlotte Harbor Charlotte Southwest Ethnic-African American Area African American history and culture
Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Fort Myers Lee Southwest Art website, Florida SouthWestern State College, Lee County Campus
Boca Raton Children's Museum Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Children's Hands-on exhibits and exploration areas for young children
Boca Express Train Museum Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Railroad website, includes restored rail cars & a steam engine
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Local history website, located in Town Hall
Boca Raton Museum of Art Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Art Collections include 19th and 20th century European and American painting, drawings and sculpture; West African and Pre-Columbian art; modern and contemporary art; decorative arts and sculpture
Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales Polk Central Historic house 1930s period mansion, carillon and botanical gardens
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Historic house 20th century estate with art exhibits and gardens
Brevard Community College Planetarium & Observatory Cocoa Brevard Central East Science Exhibits are at Science Quest Exhibit Hall at Brevard Community College, also planetarium, observatory and art exhibits
Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science Cocoa Brevard Central East Multi Natural history, science, local history and culture
Bronson-Mulholland House Palatka Putnam Northeast Local history Operated by the Putnam County Historical Society
Brooksville Railroad Depot Museum Brooksville Hernando Central West Railroad Includes local history
Browning Railroad Museum Palatka Putnam Northeast Railroad Operated by the Palatka Railroad Preservation Society in the Palatka Railroad Depot, includes model train layout
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park Flagler Beach Flagler Northeast History Plantation ruins and exhibits
Burroughs Home Fort Myers Lee Southwest Historic house Turn-of-the-20th-century period house, open once a week for living history tours
Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum Jupiter Palm Beach Southeast Biographical Life of actor Burt Reynolds, currently closed and seeking new home
Butler House Museum Deerfield Beach Broward Southeast Historic house Operated by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society
Butterfly World Coconut Creek Broward Southeast Natural history Live butterflies, insects and birds, gardens, museum display of mounted butterflies and insects
Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium Fort Myers Lee Southwest Natural history Includes live animals, programs and a planetarium
Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park Starke Clay Northeast Military
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum Carrabelle Franklin Northwest Military History of Camp Gordon Johnston, includes artifacts, vehicles, photos, memorabilia
Cape Coral Historical Museum Cape Coral Lee Southwest Local history website, operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society
Cape St. George Light Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Maritime Reconstructed lighthouse to climb and keepers house
Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum Winter Park Orange Central Historic house 1930s Spanish-style estate designed by James Gamble Rogers II
CAS Gallery Coral Gables Miami-Dade Southeast Art website, part of University of Miami
Cason Cottage Museum Delray Beach Palm Beach Southeast Historic house Operated by the Delray Beach Historical Society, reflects Florida's lifestyles from 1915–1935
Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Military Spanish fort and museum, living history re-enactments
Cedar Key Historical Museum Cedar Key Levy North Central Local history
Cedar Key Museum State Park Cedar Key Levy North Central Historic house 1920s period house with collection of shells and Native American artifacts
Central Florida Railroad Museum Winter Garden Orange Central Railroad
Centre Gallery Tampa Hillsborough Central West Art website, student-run gallery in the Marshall Center at the Wolfson campus, University of South Florida
Charlotte County Historical Center Charlotte Harbor Charlotte Southwest Local history Located at Bayshore Live Oak Park, county history and culture
Child of the Sun Visitor Center Lakeland Polk Central Architecture Photographs, furniture, and drawings depicting Frank Lloyd Wright's relationship with Florida Southern College, also Wright exhibits
Children's Museum of the Highlands Sebring Highlands Central Children's Interactive play experiences
Children's Science Explorium Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Science website, located in Sugar Sand Park
Clay County Historical Society Museum (Florida) Green Cove Springs Clay Northeast Local history Located in an old depot, also railroad memorabilia
Clewiston Museum Clewiston Hendry Southwest Local history Houses exhibits highlighting the local Clewiston area, including the cattle industry, commercial fishing & Seminole Indians.
Cocoa Beach Surf Museum Cocoa Beach Brevard Central History Located in Ron Jon Surf Shop.
Coral Castle Homestead Miami-Dade Southeast Art Stone sculpture castle structure and garden
Corporal Larry E. Smedley National Vietnam War Museum Orlando Orange Central Military Vietnam War artifacts, equipment, photos
Coastal Heritage Museum Crystal River Citrus Central West Local history Located in the historic old city hall
Colonial Quarter St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Living Life of Spanish soldiers and their families in 1740 St. Augustine
Conrad Center DeLand Volusia Central East Local history Operated by the West Volusia Historical Society, part of a complex that also includes the Henry A. DeLand House Museum and Lue Gim Gong Memorial Garden
Constitution Convention Museum State Park Port St. Joe Gulf Northwest History Recreated hall with life-size audio-animated figures telling the story of the first Constitution Convention of Florida, also exhibits of 19th century life
Coral Gables Merrick House Coral Gables Miami-Dade Southeast Historic house 1925 period home of the founder of Coral Gables
Coral Springs Museum of Art Coral Springs Broward Southeast Art Focus is present day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create traditional, modern and Postmodern art
Cornell Fine Arts Museum Winter Park Orange Central Art Part of Rollins College, collection includes art and objects from antiquity to the 21st century
Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Delray Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art Located in the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, exhibits of fine art, craft and American culture
Cracker Country Tampa Hillsborough Central West Living Late 19th century rural village
Cracker Trail Museum Zolfo Springs Hardee Central History Located along the original Florida Cracker Trail, Florida pioneer history
Crane Point Museum, Nature Center & Historic Site Marathon Monroe Florida Keys Natural history Includes museum of natural history, children's museum, bird rehabilitation center
Crealdé School of Art Winter Park Orange Central Art Features three galleries: Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, & Contemporary Sculpture Garden
Crooked River Lighthouse Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Maritime Late 19th-century lighthouse to climb
Crowley Natural and Cultural History Center Sarasota Sarasota Southwest Multiple Includes museum of pioneer history, pioneer cabin, blacksmith shop, working sugar cane mill, restored 1892-period Tatum House, nature trails and boardwalk
Crystal River Archaeological State Park Crystal River Citrus Central West Archaeology Site includes 6 pre-Columbian mounds and museum with excavated finds
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach Ponte Vedra Beach St. Johns Northeast Art Exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art Collection includes European and American paintings, Meissen porcelain
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park Bushnell Sumter Central Military Site of the 1835 Second Seminole War battlefield, visitor center museum about the war
Dante Fascell Visitor Center Homestead Miami-Dade Southeast Natural history Oone of several visitor centers for Biscayne National Park, focus is the four ecosystems found in the park, also art gallery
Daytona 500 Experience Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Automotive
De Soto National Memorial Bradenton Manatee Southwest History Commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto
DeBary Hall Historic Site DeBary Volusia Central East Historic house 10-acre (40,000 m2) late 19th century estate with outbuildings
Deering Estate at Cutler Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Multi Historic house, art exhibits, nature tours of its 444 acres (1.80 km2)
DeLand House Museum DeLand Volusia Central East Historic house Victoria period house with artifacts, operated by the West Volusia Historical Society, complex includes the Conrad Center
DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum DeLand Volusia Central East Multi Exhibits include 1920s operating room & apothecary, military memorabilia, early days of the area's ice and electric business, elephant-themed collectibles, toys and the West Volusia Black Heritage Gallery
DeLand Naval Air Station Museum DeLand Volusia Central East Military Military aircraft & artifacts
Depot Museum Avon Park Highlands Central Local history Housed in 1926 railroad depot, operated by the Historical Society of Avon Park
Destin History & Fishing Museum Destin Okaloosa Northwest Multiple Maritime and local history
Dixie Cultural Center Old Town Dixie North Central Local history
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Ocala Marion Central Automotive History of the sport of drag racing
Dow Museum of Historic Houses St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Historic house One block of historic house museums spanning the period 1790 to 1910, also known as Old St. Augustine Village, operated by the Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach)
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Ethnic-African American African American history and culture
Dudley Farm Historic State Park Newberry Alachua North Central Farm Working farm showing agricultural development in Florida from the 1850s through the mid-1940s
Duncan Gallery of Art DeLand Volusia Central East Art Part of Stetson University, features works by Southeast and student artists
Dundee Depot Museum Dundee Polk Central Local history Located in an old depot, also railroad memorabilia
Dunedin Fine Art Center Dunedin Pinellas Central West Art Art center with galleries and David L. Mason Children's Art Museum
Dunedin Historical Society and Museum Dunedin Pinellas Central West Local history Local and state history and culture
Eden Gardens State Park Freeport Walton Northwest Historic house Includes the Wesley House with late 18th century furniture and gardens
Edison and Ford Winter Estates Fort Myers Lee Southwest Multiple Winter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, museum with their scientific inventions, and a botanical garden
Electrotherapy Museum West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Technology Open by appointment, private collection includes static electric machines, galvanic and faradic batteries, Oudin resonators, Tesla coils, violet rays, diathermy machines and more
Elliott Museum Hutchinson Island Martin Central East Multiple American antiques, decorative arts, baseball memorabilia, vintage automobiles, technology and inventions
Emerald Coast Science Center Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Northwest Science Themes include human senses, energy efficiency, color and light, animals, bubbles
Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Historic house 1930s residence of author Ernest Hemingway
Eugene L. Matthews Bradford County Historical Museum Starke Bradford Northeast Local history
Eustis Historical Museum Eustis Lake Central Local history Each room features a different theme with period antiques, also Citrus Museum
Excelsior Museum and Cultural Center St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Ethnic - African American Located in St. Augustine's first black public high school, area African American history
Explorations V Children's Museum Lakeland Polk Central Children's Interactive exhibits on local history, science, agriculture, art
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Coral Gables Miami-Dade Southeast Multiple Botanic garden, butterfly conservatory, art exhibits
Family Heritage House Museum Bradenton Manatee Southwest African American Part of Manatee Community College, gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements
Fantasy of Flight Polk City Polk Central Aviation Formerly the Weeks Air Museum, which was located in Miami
Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Religious Catholic heritage of St. Augustine
Flagler Beach Historical Museum Flagler Beach Flagler Northeast Local history Photos, documents, memorabilia, prehistoric bones, shells, Native American artifacts
Flagler Museum Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Historic house 55 room Gilded Age mansion, also known as Whitehall
Flamingo Gardens Davie Broward Southeast Historic house Botanical gardens and wildlife park with 1930s period Wray Home
Floral City Heritage Hall Museum Floral City Citrus Central West Local history Operated by the Floral City Heritage Council
Florida Agricultural Museum Palm Coast Flagler Northeast Agriculture Includes restored 1890s pioneer homestead, a turn of the last century dry goods store, five restored buildings from a 1930s Depression-Era citrus operation, and a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) dairy barn
Florida Air Museum Lakeland Polk Central Aviation Includes one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antique airplanes and warbirds
Florida Atlantic University, University Galleries Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Art website, Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery
Florida Carriage Museum & Resort Weirsdale Marion Central Transportation Collection of 160 carriages, and equine-related artifacts and artwork
Florida Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Sebring Highlands Central History Part of Highlands Hammock State Park, CCC activities in Florida
Florida Governor's Mansion Tallahassee Leon North Central Historic house Tours by appointment
Historic Train Depot Museum Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West History Former railroad depot, exhibits on local history and the railroad
Florida Holocaust Museum St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Ethnic-Jewish
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center Key West Monroe Florida Keys Natural history Plants and animals of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez Cortez Manatee Southwest Maritime Includes a shell collection, ship models, historic boats and photos
Florida Museum of Natural History Gainesville Alachua North Central Natural history Located on the campus of the University of Florida, flora, fauna, fossils and historic peoples of the state of Florida
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts Tampa Hillsborough Central West Art Photography, formerly Tampa Gallery of Photographic Arts
Florida Pioneer Museum Florida City Miami-Dade Southeast Local history
Florida Postal Museum Orange City Volusia Central East Philatelic History of postal items, postal history, and postal service
Florida Sports Hall of Fame Auburndale Polk Central Sports Memorabilia of famous Florida athletes
Florida Railroad Museum Parrish Manatee Southwest Railroad Heritage railroad along 6 miles of track
Florida State Capitol Tallahassee Leon North Central History Florida's legislative history
Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts Tallahassee Leon North Central Art website, part of Florida State University
Foosaner Art Museum Melbourne Brevard Central East Art Collection includes Modern and Contemporary art, American industrial design, Asian art, and women artists; formerly the Brevard Art Museum
Forest Capital State Museum Perry Taylor North Central Industrial Forest industry museum and 1864 Cracker Homestead historic house museum
Fort Barrancas Pensacola Escambia Northwest Military Restored mid 19th-century fort, also a visitor center for the Gulf Islands National Seashore
Fort Caroline National Memorial Jacksonville Duval Northeast History Operated by U.S. National Park Service
Fort Clinch State Park Fernandina Beach Nassau Northeast Military Civil War living history demonstrations on the 1st weekend of the month
Fort Christmas Historical Park Christmas Orange Central Multiple Includes restored fort and historic houses, exhibits on military, Seminole and pioneer life
Fort De Soto Park Tierra Verde Pinellas Central West Military 1,136-acre park made up of five interconnected islands, Quartermaster Storehouse Museum with displays about the late 19th-century fort
Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens Key West Monroe Florida Keys Multiple Local history, art, military memorabilia
Fort Foster Historic Site Zephyrhills Pasco Central West Military Restored early 19th century Seminole War fort
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Automotive Features 22 Packards and memorabilia
Fort Lauderdale History Center Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast History Includes main museum, a historic house museum and a schoolhouse
Fort Matanzas National Monument St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Military 1740 Spanish fort
Fort Meade Historical Museum Fort Meade Polk Central Local history Located in the Old Fort Meade School House
Fort Mose Historic State Park St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast History Park and museum at site of the first legally sanctioned free African settlement in what is now the United States
Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Northwest Multiple Includes the Indian Temple Mound Museum with exhibits depicting 12,000 years of Native American occupation and the Fort Walton Temple Mound, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum with early education displays, the Garnier Post Office Museum with postal history items from 1918 to 1956, and the Civil War Exhibits building
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park Key West Monroe Florida Keys Military Civil War fort
Foster Tanner Fine Arts Gallery Tallahassee Leon North Central Art Gallery at Florida A&M University, focus is art from the African diaspora
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Local history Site of Ponce de León's Fountain of Youth, includes native and colonial artifacts and historic structures
Four Arts Gardens Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art Also known as Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, outdoor sculpture gardens
FPL Energy Encounter Hutchinson Island Martin Central East Science website, operated by Florida Power & Light, exhibits about electricity and energy generation, adjacent to the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant
Frances Wolfson Gallery Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art At Wolfson Campus,[1] Miami Dade College
Fred Dana Marsh Museum Ormond Beach Volusia Central East Multiple Located in Tomoka State Park, art, natural and cultural history
Frost Art Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art At Florida International University, includes American modern sculptures, paintings, and photographs, contemporary Caribbean and Latin American artists
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park Ellenton Manatee Southwest Historic house Antebellum plantation mansion
Gillespie Museum DeLand Volusia Central East Geology Earth sciences museum at Stetson University
Glazer Children’s Museum Tampa Hillsborough Central West Children's
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Railroad Historic railroad cars, equipment and model train building
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples Naples Collier Southwest Children's
Goodwood Museum and Gardens Tallahassee Leon North Central Historic house World War I period house and gardens
Government House Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast History City history back to its founding
Grant Historical House Grant Brevard Central East Historic House Local history
Great Explorations Children's Museum St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Children's
Groveland Historical Museum Groveland Lake Central Local history Operated by the Groveland Historical Society
Gulf Beaches Historical Museum St. Pete Beach Pinellas Central West Local history History of Pinellas County’s barrier islands, located in the Pass-a-Grille Historic District
Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast Nature center
Haitian Heritage Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Ethnic-Haitian Art, culture and heritage of Haiti
Halifax Historical Museum Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Local history
Hannibal Square Heritage Center Winter Park Orange Central Ethnic-African American Operated by the Crealdé School of Art, history, heritage and art of West Winter Park's African American community
Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Center Fort Pierce St. Lucie Central East Natural history Includes exhibits, marine creatures and displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Hamilton County Historical Museum Jasper Hamilton North Central Prison Former county jail
Hardee Center for the Arts Madison Madison North Central Art website, part of North Florida Community College
Harry P. Leu Gardens Orlando Orange Central Historic house Botanical gardens, includes the Leu House Museum, a turn-of-the-20th-century period house
Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center Hawthorne Alachua Central Local history
Henry B. Plant Museum Tampa Hillsborough Central West Historic house Turn-of-the-20th-century Victorian hotel with period rooms
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida Valparaiso Okaloosa Northwest Local history History and culture of Okaloosa and Walton Counties
Heritage Village Largo Pinellas Central West Living 21-acre (85,000 m2) site includes a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store and a variety of historic houses, and displays about agriculture, coastal living, community life and tourism; adjacent to The Florida Botanical Gardens
Hernando Heritage Museum Brooksville Hernando Central West Local history
Hibel Museum of Art Jupiter Palm Beach Southeast Art Located on the John D. MacArthur Campus of Florida Atlantic University, works of Edna Hibel and changing exhibits
Highlands Museum of the Arts Sebring Highlands Central Art Emerging art
Hillsborough River State Park Thonotosassa Hillsborough Central West Military Includes replica of Fort Foster, an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War
Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation Gainesville Alachua North Central Historic house Mid 19th-century antebellum cotton plantation homestead
Historic Homestead Townhall Museum Homestead Miami-Dade Southeast Local history website
Historic Pensacola Village Pensacola Escambia Northwest Multiple Includes the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Museum of Commerce, Museum of Industry, Lavalle House, Dorr House, Old Christ Church and Lear-Rocheblave House
Historic Rossetter House Museum Melbourne Brevard Central East Historic house Victorian period house
Historic Smallwood Store Chokoloskee Collier Southwest History Historic general store with original goods and fixtures
Historic Spanish Point Osprey Sarasota Southwest Multiple 30-acre (120,000 m2) site with prehistoric middens, a pioneer historic house museum, citrus packing house, trails and gardens
HistoryMiami Miami Miami-Dade Southeast History History of southeastern Florida, including Greater Miami, the Florida Keys and the Everglades
History of Diving Museum Islamorada Monroe Florida Keys Maritime Historical diving apparatus including helmets, air pumps, armored suits, accessory gear and sunken treasure
Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach Miami Beach Miami-Dade Southeast Art Outdoor sculpture garden in memory of the Holocaust
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida Maitland Orange Central Ethnic-Jewish website
Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida Naples Collier Southwest Ethnic-Jewish website
Homeland Heritage Park Bartow Polk Central Open air Includes a school, church, log cabin and 1880s residence
House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's Bar Hutchinson Island Martin Central East Maritime Former shipwreck life-saving station with turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Multiple Terramar Visitor Center features exhibits on the natural and local history of the park and area
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum Dania Beach Broward Southeast Sports Operated by the International Game Fish Association, history of recreational fishing, art, historic artifacts, scientific breakthroughs
Imaginarium Science Center Fort Myers Lee Southwest Science Hands-on science and aquarium exhibits, live small animals
Immokalee Pioneer Museum Immokalee Collier Southwest Open air Part of the Collier County Museum System, pioneering and ranching days of Collier County
Indian River Citrus Museum Vero Beach Indian River Central East Local history Citrus industry in Indian River County
Indian Rocks Beach Historical Museum Indian Rocks Beach Pinellas Central West Local history Operated by the Indian Rocks Historical Society
InterAmerican Art Gallery Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art information, at InterAmerican Campus, Miami Dade College
International Swimming Hall of Fame Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Sports
Jacksonville Fire Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Firefighting Also known as the Museum of City Fire of 1901 and the Catherine Street Fire Museum
Jacksonville Maritime Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Maritime Includes large scale models of ships from the Mayflower to present day vessels, paintings, photographs and maritime artifacts
Jacksonville University Life Sciences Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Natural history Part of Jacksonville University, includes shells, fossils, bird mounts, bones, animal skins
Jewish Museum of Florida Miami Beach Miami-Dade Southeast Ethnic-Jewish
John G. Riley House & Museum Tallahassee Leon North Central Ethnic-African American Educational and social contributions of African Americans to Florida’s history
John Gorrie State Museum Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Local history Also history of inventor John Gorrie
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Hobe Sound Martin Central East Multiple Features the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center with exhibits about the area's natural and cultural history
Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Local history Operated by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Jupiter Palm Beach Southeast Maritime Lighthouse and museum
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast History One of nine facilities in the U.S. devoted to storage & presentation of original manuscripts
Kendall Art Gallery Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art website, at Kendall Campus, Miami Dade College
Kester Cottages Pompano Beach Broward Southeast Historic house Operated by the Pompano Beach Historical Society, one a local history museum, the other typical of the late 1930s, open by appointment
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Merritt Island Brevard Central East Aerospace Includes tours, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Apollo-Saturn V Center, IMAX films, Astronaut Memorial
Kent Gallery at FCCJ Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art web Kent campus
Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost Cottage Key West Monroe Florida Keys Historic house
Key West Light House and Keeper's Quarters Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Maritime Lighthouse and museum
Key West Museum of Art & History Key West Monroe Florida Keys Multiple Art and local history
Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Maritime Combines actors, films and actual artifacts from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton
Kingsley Plantation Jacksonville Duval Northeast Open air Operated by U.S. National Park Service, remains of an early 19th-century plantation with slave houses
Kissimmee Air Museum Kissimmee Osceola Central Aviation Formerly known as the Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum
Knott House Museum Tallahassee Leon North Central Historic house Operated by the Museum of Florida History, mid 19th-century house with Victorian furnishings
Koreshan State Historic Site Estero Lee Southwest Open air Remaining buildings of 20th century religious settlement
LaBelle Heritage Museum LaBelle Hendry Southwest Local history
Lady Lake Historical Society Museum Lady Lake Lake Central Local history Exhibits include area citrus industry, a miniature HO gauge railroad, antique furniture, tools, photographs and memorabilia
Lake City-Columbia County Historical Museum Lake City Columbia North Central Local history
Lake County Historical Museum Tavares Lake Central Local history
Lake Eustis Museum of Art Eustis Lake Central Art
Lake Kissimmee State Park - Cow Camp Lake Wales Polk Central Living 1876 period cow camp on weekends from Oct. through May 1
Lake Mary Historical Museum Lake Mary Seminole Central Local history
Lake Wales Museum and Cultural Center Lake Wales Polk Central Local history Located in a depot, includes a model railroad layout
Lake Worth Historical Museum Lake Worth Palm Beach Southeast Local history Includes historic photos, maps, clothing, household items, area ethnic culture
Larimer Arts Center Palatka Putnam Northeast Art Art center with gallery
LaVilla Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Ethnic-African American
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West Art Part of St. Petersburg College, includes many works by Abraham Rattner and other 20th century artists
Leesburg Heritage Museum Leesburg Lake Central Local history
LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts Tallahassee Leon North Central Art website, includes sculpture garden and exhibit galleries
Lewis and Lucretia Taylor House Museum of African-American History and Culture Tallahassee Leon North Central Ethnic-African-American Also known as the Taylor House Museum, history of the black community in Tallahassee and civil rights
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum Melbourne Brevard Central East History Houses military war exhibits, facsimiles of important documents in U.S. history & a full size replica of the Liberty Bell.
Lighthouse ArtCenter Jupiter Palm Beach Southeast Art website, museum, gallery and school of art
Lightner Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Multiple Victorian decorative arts, natural history artifacts, antique steam engines, musical instruments, paintings, sculpture, and furniture
Loggerhead Marinelife Center Juno Beach Palm Beach Southeast Natural history website, rescue and education center for sea turtles
Longboat Key Center for the Arts Longboat Key Manatee Southwest Art Includes the Durante Gallery, part of Ringling College of Art and Design
Lowe Art Museum Coral Gables Miami-Dade Southeast Art Part of University of Miami, collection includes Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance, Baroque, 17th- and 19th-century European art, 19th-century American art, modern art, international works, glass
Lyons Maritime Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Maritime Diving equipment and history
Maitland Art Center Maitland Orange Central Art Includes exhibit gallery
Maitland Historical Museum Maitland Orange Central Local history Operated by the Maitland Historical Society, area pioneers
Maitland Telephone Museum Maitland Orange Central Technology Ooperated by the Maitland Historical Society, development of the Winter Park Telephone Company and the technological growth of Maitland
Man in the Sea Museum Panama City Bay Northwest Maritime History of underwater diving
Manatee County Agricultural Museum Palmetto Manatee Southwest Agriculture Part of Palmetto Historical Park
Manatee Village Historical Park Bradenton Manatee Southwest Open air Includes 1903 Wiggins General Store, boatworks, 1912 Florida pioneer farmhouse, smokehouse and sugar cane mill, barn, church, school, courthouse, Cow Hunter’s bunkhouse, steam engine
Mandarin Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Historic house Located in Walter Jones Historical Park, turn-of-the-20th-century period farmhouse
Marco Island Historical Museum Marco Island, Florida Collier Southwest Local history Part of the Collier County Museum System, history of the Calusa Indians and the development of Marco Island
Marine Science Center Ponce Inlet Volusia Central East Natural history Aquariums, touch tanks, rehabilitated seabirds and sea turtles
Marion County Museum of History Ocala Marion Central Local history
Maritime & Yachting Museum Stuart Martin Central East Maritime Includes antique and classic boats, engines, model ships, navigation equipment, paintings and photographs
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Cross Creek Alachua North Central Farm Working farm of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Mark K. Wheeler Gallery Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Art Gallery of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science Tallahassee Leon North Central Multiple Science and art, with collections in American Folk art, photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings, prints, and Pre-Columbian art
Mary McLeod Bethune Home Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Historic house Home of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader
Matheson Museum Gainesville Alachua North Central Multiple Includes the local history museum, the historic Matheson House, and the Tison Tool Museum, operated by the Alachua County Historic Trust
Mattie Kelly Arts Center Niceville Okaloosa Northwest Art Performing art center with exhibit gallery, part of Northwest Florida State College
McLarty Treasure Museum Vero Beach Indian River Central East Maritime Exhibits on the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet
MDC Museum of Art + Design Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art website, operated by Miami Dade College, located in the Freedom Tower
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Maritime
Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum Sebastian Indian River Central East Maritime Shipwreck finds
Mennello Museum of American Art Orlando Orange Central Art American art including traditional and contemporary art, features collection of primitive art by Earl Cunningham
Merrill House Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Historic house Victorian-era house, operated by the Jacksonville Historical Society
Miami Children's Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Children's
Micanopy Historical Society Museum Micanopy Alachua North Central Local history
Middleburg Historical Museum Middleburg Clay Northeast Local history
Military Heritage & Aviation Museum Punta Gorda Charlotte Southwest Military
The Military Museum of North Florida Green Cove Springs Clay Northeast Military Includes ship models, military vehicles, uniforms, weapons, equipment, flags
Military Sea Services Museum Sebring Highlands Central Military
Mission San Luis Tallahassee Leon North Central Living Recreated Colonial Spanish mission village, with Apalachee village, the council house, and the home of the Spanish Deputy Governor
Monticello Old Jail Museum Monticello Jefferson Northwest Prison Facebook site, former jail with prison cells, displays of local history
Morean Arts Center St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Art Displays works by local, national and international artists
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Delray Beach Palm Beach Southeast Ethnic-Japanese Japanese art and culture
Morningside Nature Center Gainesville Alachua North Central Farm Weekend living history programs, working farm and nature programs
Morse Museum Winter Park Orange Central Art Also known as the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, American decorative arts including works by Tiffany, American art pottery, late-19th and early-20th-century American paintings, graphics, decorative arts and the Tiffany Chapel
Mote-Morris House Leesburg Lake Central Historic house Victorian house, open twice a month
Mound House Fort Myers Beach Lee Southwest Local history Tours of an ancient Calusa Indian Mound, exhibits of archaeology, history and natural history, 1920s house under restoration
Mount Dora Center for the Arts Mount Dora Lake Central Art
Mount Dora History Museum Mount Dora Lake Central Local history Formerly the Royellou Museum, contains vintage artifacts housed in the Old City Jail
Mount Dora Museum of Speed Mount Dora Lake Central Automotive Includes muscle cars, automobile memorabilia, vintage road signs, Americana collection
Mulberry Phosphate Museum Mulberry Polk Central Multiple Includes fossils, area memorabilia and exhibits about the phosphate industry
Museum at Ragtops Motorcars Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Automotive Vintage automobiles and memorabilia
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Art Contemporary, southeastern Florida and Caribbean art
Museum of Arts and Sciences Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Multiple Also called MOAS, includes art, science, Americana, historic house museums, a children's museum, Cuban Museum gallery
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art Also known as MOCA Jacksonville
Museum of Discovery and Science Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Science
Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History Palm Beach Southeast Fashion Currently seeking permanent location, exhibits of fashion, Barbie dolls, design
Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Art Collections include European and American art, photography, Greek and Roman antiquities, pre-Columbian and Asian art
Museum of Florida Art DeLand Volusia Central East Art Formerly the DeLand Museum of Art, focus is Florida art
Museum of Florida Art and Culture Avon Park Highlands Central Art Part of South Florida Community College, includes art, archaeology, and Florida history exhibits
Museum of Florida History Tallahassee Leon North Central History The official history Museum of the State of Florida. Website.
Museum of Geneva History Geneva Seminole Central East Local history Operated by the Geneva Historical Society
Museum of Local History Milton Santa Rosa Northwest Local history
Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame Lake Worth Palm Beach Southeast Sports History of polo
Museum of Science & History Jacksonville Duval Northeast Multiple Science, natural history, history of Northeast Florida, planetarium
Museum of Science and Industry Tampa Hillsborough Central West Science Exhibits on science, weather, health
Museum of Seminole County History Sanford Seminole Central Local history
Museum of Southern History Jacksonville Duval Northeast History Also called G. Howard Bryan Museum of Southern History, lifestyle and culture of the Antebellum American South
Museum of the Americas (Florida) Doral Miami-Dade Southeast Art Contemporary art
Museum of the Apopkans Apopka Orange Central Local history
Museum of the City of Lake Worth Lake Worth Palm Beach Southeast Local history
Museum of the Everglades Everglades City Collier Southwest Local history Part of the Collier County Museum System, dedicated to the building of the Tamiami Trail and the founding of Everglades City
Museum of the Glades Belle Glade Palm Beach Southeast Local history Includes artifacts of the Belle Glade culture, pioneer and area history
Museum of the Islands Pine Island Center Lee Southwest Local history Exhibits include shells, dolls, household items, fishing artifacts
My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum Plantation Broward Southeast Ethnic-Jewish website, hands-on, interactive museum of Jewish culture, history and values
Naples Depot Museum Naples Collier Southwest Florida Transportation Part of the Collier County Museum System, exhibits describe how technology and transportation were used to found the City of Naples
Naples Museum of Art Naples Collier Southwest Art Includes American modernism, 20th-century Mexican art, sculpture and 3-dimensional art
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art website, part of Florida State College at Jacksonville, South campus, includes an art gallery
National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial Museum Dunedin Pinellas Central West Law enforcement website
National Museum of Naval Aviation Pensacola Escambia Northwest Aviation History of naval aviation
National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum Fort Pierce St. Lucie Central East Military History of the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Teams
New Smyrna Museum of History New Smyrna Beach Volusia Central East Local history
Norman Studios Silent Film Museum Jacksonville Duval Northeast Cinema Historic film studio that made films starring African-American actors in non-stereotypic roles
North Brevard Historical Museum Titusville Brevard Central East Local history
North Gallery Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art At North Campus,[2] Miami Dade College
North Pinellas Historical Museum Palm Harbor Pinellas Central West Local history History of the Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach, and the Ozona and Curlew communities
Norton Museum of Art West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art Collections include European, American, and Chinese art, contemporary art and photography
Old Courthouse Heritage Museum Inverness Citrus Central West Local history
Old Davie School Museum Davie Broward Southeast Local history
Old Deerfield School Deerfield Beach Broward Southeast Local history
Old Dillard Museum Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Ethnic-African American
Old Florida Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast History Hands-on programs with daily living activities from pre-European times to 20th century
Old Jail Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Local history Also known as Florida Heritage Museum
Old Town Hall History Center Melbourne Beach Brevard Central East Local history
Oldest House Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Historic house Operated by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, 1829 house with original furnishings, ship models, maritime artifacts, items recovered from Keys waters
Oldest House Museum Complex St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Local history Operated by the St. Augustine Historical Society, includes the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the Manucy Museum of local history, and the Edwards Gallery with changing exhibits
Oldest Store Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast History Historic general store with early 20th-century items and re-enactors
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Education 1807 period schoolhouse
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park Olustee Baker Northeast Local history American Civil War battlefield and visitor center museum
Orange County Regional History Center Orlando Orange Central Local history
Orlando Fire Museum Orlando Orange Central Firefighting website, located in a historic firehouse
Orlando Museum of Art Orlando Orange Central Art
Orlando Science Center Orlando Orange Central Science
Orman House Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Historic house 1838 antebellum home
Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens Ormond Beach Volusia Central East Art Includes a botanical garden, features works by Malcolm Fraser
Osceola Center for the Arts Kissimmee Osceola Central Art website
Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum Kissimmee Osceola Central Open air Includes the Osceola County Historical Society Museum with local history exhibits, and the Pioneer Village with the 1889 Ross Lanier House (1889), one-room schoolhouse, citrus packing house (1882), cow camp
Palm Beach Maritime Museum Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Maritime website, includes tours of the historic Coast Guard facility and a bomb shelter on Peanut Island
Palm Beach Photographic Centre West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Photography Photography exhibits, education
Palm Cottage Naples Collier Southwest Historic house Early 20th century period house and gardens
Palmetto Historical Park Palmetto Manatee Southwest Open air Includes local history museum, agriculture museum, cottage museum with antiques and dolls, church, school, post office
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement Blountstown Calhoun Northwest Living website, recreates an early agricultural community with a pioneer settlement and a farmstead
Pasco Arts Center Holiday Pasco Central West Art Art exhibits, classes and workshops
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Science Science and natural history, formerly the Miami Science Museum
Paynes Creek Historic State Park Bowling Green Hardee Central History Frontier trading post site, exhibits about Seminoles, the trading post, frontier fort and pioneers
Pena-Peck House St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Historic house website, operated by the St. Augustine Woman's Exchange, 18th-century Spanish Colonial house
Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum Pensacola Escambia Northwest Maritime
Pensacola Museum of Art Pensacola Escambia Northwest Art Includes 20th century and contemporary art, glass and African tribal art
Pérez Art Museum Miami Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art Contemporary art, formerly the Miami Art Museum
Pioneer Florida Museum and Village Dade City Pasco Central West Open air Includes Overstreet House, a one-room schoolhouse, church, depot, a train engine, and museum with tools, household items and antiques
Pioneer Heritage Museums Plant City Hillsborough Central West Local history website
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts Barberville Volusia Central East Open air Late 19th and early 20th century buildings and trades
Plantation Historical Museum Plantation Broward Southeast Local history website, adjacent to the town's botanical park and arboretum
Plumb House Museum Clearwater Pinellas Central West Local history
Polk State College Fine Arts Gallery Winter Haven Polk Central Art Part of Polk State College
Polk County Historical Museum Bartow Polk Central Local history Located in the Old Polk County Courthouse
Polk County Nature Discovery Center Lakeland Polk Central Natural history Polk County's water, wilderness and wildlife, hands-on exhibits, live aquatic plans and animals in aquariums
Polk Museum of Art Lakeland Polk Central Art Includes, African, Asian, Pre-Columbian and contemporary art, European and American decorative arts
Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Ponce Inlet Volusia Central East Maritime Lighthouse and museum
Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum Boca Grande Lee Southwest Local & Natural History Active lighthouse & museum, managed & operated by Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS)
Potter's Wax Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Miscellaneous Over 160 wax sculptures covering a wide range of real & fictitious figures.
Presidents Hall of Fame Clermont Lake Central Wax website, next to the Florida Citrus Tower, wax figures of U.S. presidents, authentic miniature replicas of rooms in the White House, and other representations of Americana
Punta Gorda Historical Museum Punta Gorda Charlotte Southwest Local history Operated by the Punta Gorda Historical Society in the A. C. Freeman House
Putnam Historic Museum Palatka Putnam Northeast Local history website, information, operated by the Putnam County Florida Historical Society
Railroad Museum of South Florida Fort Myers Lee Southwest Railroad website, located in Lakes Regional Park
Randall Knife Museum Orlando Orange Central Knives Displays of custom made knives.
Raney House Museum Apalachicola Franklin Northwest Historic house 19th century period house
Ransom Arts Center St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Art website, Cobb and Elliott Galleries, part of Eckerd College
Ringling College of Art and Design Galleries Sarasota Sarasota Southwest Art website, part of Ringling College of Art and Design, includes the Selby, Crossley, Goldstein and Hammond Commons galleries
Ringling Museum of Art Sarasota Sarasota Southwest Multiple Formally called The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, includes European paintings, Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art, decorative arts, Ringling's mansion, and a circus museum
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Miscellaneous Home of Ripley's personal collections located in Castle Warden, a Moorish Revival style mansion built in 1887.
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Naples Collier Southwest Natural history Natural and cultural history of the reserve
Rosemary Duffy Larson Gallery, Broward College Davie Broward Southeast Art website, part of Broward College (A. Hugh Adams Campus)
Rubell Family Collection Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art website, contemporary art
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts Melbourne Brevard Central East Art Part of Florida Tech, textiles, clothing and accessories
Safety Harbor Museum and Cultural Center Safety Harbor Pinellas Central West Local history website, city and regional history
Safford House Museum Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West Historic house Late 19th century Victorian house
Salvador Dalí Museum St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Art Art by Salvador Dalí, including oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, graphics, photographs, sculptures and objets d'art
Samuel Baker House Holiday Pasco Central West Historic house Late 19th-century house, operated by the West Pasco Historical Society
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art Gainesville Alachua North Central Art Part of the University of Florida, includes Asian, African, modern and contemporary art, photography
San Carlos Institute Key West Monroe Florida Keys Ethnic-Cuban website, Cuba's history and the history of the Cuban-American community in Florida
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park St. Marks Wakulla North Central Military History of the 17th-century fort and excavated items
Sandoway House Nature Center Delray Beach Palm Beach Southeast Natural history website, exhibits include a large shell collection, local natural and cultural history, tortoises and turtles, live animals
Sanford Museum Sanford Seminole Central Local history website
Sarasota Classic Car Museum Sarasota Sarasota Southwest Automotive
Scarfone/Hartley Gallery Tampa Hillsborough Central West Art website at University of Tampa
Schoolhouse Children's Museum Boynton Beach Palm Beach Southeast Children's
Science Center of Pinellas County St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Science Science, natural history, African-American scientists and inventors, live animals, replica 16th Century Native American village, observatory, planetarium
Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida Panama City Bay Northwest Children's Formerly the Junior Museum of Bay County, hands-on science and natural history exhibits, children's discovery areas, trail
Sebastian Fishing Museum Melbourne Beach Brevard Central East Maritime Part of Sebastian Inlet State Park, area fishing industry
Seminole County Public Schools Student Museum Sanford Seminole Central Local history
Silver River Museum and Environmental Center Ocala Marion Central Multiple Area natural and cultural history, late 19th century pioneer village
Society of the Four Arts Galleries Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Art Includes the Esther B. O’Keeffe Art Gallery and the Mary Alice Fortin Children's Art Gallery
South Florida Museum Bradenton Manatee Southwest Natural history Natural and cultural history of Florida's gulf coast, includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium
South Florida Railway Museum Deerfield Beach Broward Southeast Railroad Includes model train layouts, railroad artifacts
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Science Includes a planetarium and aquarium
South Gallery at Broward Community College Pembroke Pines Broward Southeast Art website, at Broward Community College South Campus
Southeast Museum of Photography Daytona Beach Volusia Central East Art Photography
Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum Tallahassee Leon North Central Ethnic-African American African American history in Florida, also a branch located in the Union Bank
Southwest Florida Museum of History Fort Myers Lee Southwest Local history Exhibits include Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers and early settlers, cattlemen, military and agriculture, boating and fishing industries; period antiques and decorative arts; a pioneer "cracker" house, 1926 La France fire pumper, and 1929 private Pullman rail car
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum Delray Beach Palm Beach Southeast Ethnic-African American African American history, culture and heritage in Florida
Spanish Military Hospital Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Medical Military hospital life in 1791
Spongeorama Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West Maritime Sponge diving & harvesting in Gulf of Mexico
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Maritime Lighthouse and museum with area maritime history
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Maritime Pirate artifacts, formerly the Pirate Soul Museum in Key West
St. Cloud Heritage Museum St. Cloud Osceola Central Local history Photographs, documents and artifacts of local history and culture, operated by the Woman's Club of St. Cloud
St. Lucie County Regional History Center Fort Pierce St. Lucie Central East Local history
St. Petersburg Museum of History St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Local history
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Religious Site of first Greek settlement in America
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park White Springs Hamilton North Central Biographical Museum about composer Stephen Foster and carillon tower that plays his songs
Stranahan House Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast Historic house 1913 period house
Stuart Heritage Museum Stuart Martin Central East Local history Housed in a former feed supply store
Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center Tampa Hillsborough Central West Local history
Suwannee County Historical Museum Live Oak Suwanee North Central Local history Housed in a former railroad depot
T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum Pensacola Escambia Northwest Multiple Part of Historic Pensacola Village, includes historic artifacts, Americana, West Florida history, period store displays, antique transportation, antiques
Tallahassee Automobile Museum Tallahassee Leon North Central Automotive Historic cars, toy cars, pedal cars, antique boating items, golf memorabilia, motors, cash registers, clocks, bicycles, sports memorabilia, motorcycles, can openers, spark plugs, artifacts
Tallahassee Museum Tallahassee Leon North Central Multiple Includes an open air section with an 1890s school, a 1937 church, and three buildings of the mid-19th century Bellevue Plantation, a living history farm, live wildlife, a children's discovery center, a display gallery for art and cultural exhibits, and trails
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Pinellas Park Pinellas Central West Automotive Historic automobiles from the 20th century
Tampa Bay History Center Tampa Hillsborough Central West Local history Covers 12,000 years of Florida history with a special focus on Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast
Tampa Firefighters Museum Tampa Hillsborough Central West Firefighting website
Tampa Museum of Art Tampa Hillsborough Central West Art Collections include 20th-century fine art, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West Art Changing art and sculpture exhibits
Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum Tarpon Springs Pinellas Central West Local history Area's sponge diving, Native Americans, Greek immigrants and local area history
Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Sports Located in Tropicana Field, baseball and Ted Williams history and memorabilia
Thomas Center Gainesville Alachua North Central Multiple Changing art exhibits, local history and 1920s period hotel rooms
Titanic The Experience Orlando Orange Central Maritime website, includes re-creations of actual rooms from the ship RMS Titanic, artifacts, and movie memorabilia
Torreya State Park - Gregory House Bristol Liberty Northwest Historic house 1840s plantation house
Treasures of Madison County Madison Madison North Central Local history Area history and culture
Tree Hill Nature Center Jacksonville Duval Northeast Natural history Features live animals, wildlife sanctuary
Truman Little White House Key West Monroe Florida Keys Historic house Winter White House for President Harry S. Truman
Umatilla Historical Museum Umatilla Lake Central Local history Located in the Paul W. Bryan Historic Schoolhouse
UNF Gallery of Art Jacksonville Duval Northeast Art website, part of University of North Florida
University Galleries, University of Florida Gainesville Alachua North Central Art website, part of the University of Florida
University of Central Florida Art Gallery Orlando Orange Central Art website, part of the University of Central Florida
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum Tampa Hillsborough Central West Art Part of the University of South Florida, contemporary art including graphics and sculpture
University of West Florida Art Gallery Pensacola Escambia Northwest Art website, part of University of West Florida
USCGC INGHAM Maritime Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Maritime United States Coast Guard Cutter and memorial to guardians killed in action in World War II and Vietnam
USS Mohawk CGC Memorial Museum Key West Monroe Florida Keys Maritime World War II US Coast Guard cutter museum ship
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Titusville Brevard Central East Aviation Fixed and rotary wing military aircraft from World War I to the present
Venice Art Center Venice Sarasota Southwest Art web
Vernon Historical Society Museum Vernon Washington Northwest Local history Photographs, people, tools
Vero Beach Museum of Art Vero Beach Indian River Central East Art Art from the early 20th century to the present in a broad range of media
Villa Zorayda St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Historic house Scaled-down version of the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida Panama City Bay Northwest Art Includes exhibit gallery
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Historic house 70 room estate with 15th through early 19th century furnishings and European decorative art, also botanical gardens
Von Liebig Art Center Naples Collier Southwest Art website, operated by the Naples Art Association, contemporary art
Walton County Heritage Museum DeFuniak Springs Walton Northwest Local history
Washington County Historical Museum Chipley Washington Northwest Local history Operated by the Washington County Historical Society in a former train depot
Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop Museums Maitland Orange Central Historic house Victoria era family home and adjacent carpentry shop, operated by the Maitland Historic Society
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center St. Petersburg Pinellas Central West Multiple Native Americans, natural history, art and local history
Wells'Built Museum Orlando Orange Central Ethnic-African American
West Florida Railroad Museum Milton Santa Rosa Northwest Railroad Railroad cars and memorabilia from the L & N, Frisco and other railroads
West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library New Port Richey Pasco Central West Local history Exhibits include Native American arrowhead and artifacts, clothing, household items, antiques and decorative items, tools, and historic photographs
Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum Starke Clay Northeast Aviation Located at Keystone Heights Airport
Wings Over Miami Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Aviation Located at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, historic flying aircraft
Winter Garden Heritage Museum Winter Garden Orange Central Local history Exhibits include local citrus labels, Native American artifacts, railroad memorabilia
Winter Park History Museum Winter Park Orange Central Local history Operated by the Winter Park Historical Association
Wolfsonian-FIU Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art Part of Florida International University, late-19th and early-20th century design
WonderWorks Orlando Orange Central Science Interactive hands-on science exhibits
WonderWorks Panama City Bay Northwest Science Interactive hands-on science exhibits
World Erotic Art Museum Miami Miami-Dade Southeast Art Includes art, sculpture, tapestries and artifacts of erotic art
World Golf Hall of Fame St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Sports
Ximenez-Fatio House St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast Historic house 19th century territorial and early statehood period life
Ybor City Museum State Park Tampa Hillsborough Central West Local history History of the local cigar industry and the immigrant communities there from the 1880s through the 1930s
Yesteryear Village West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast Open air Heritage park at the South Florida Fair, includes a school, farm, blacksmith shop, general store, several historic houses, and the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum
Young at Art Museum Davie Broward Southeast Children's Early childhood development through exhibits and activities in art, culture, the environment
Zephyrhills Depot Museum Zephyrhills Pasco Central West Local history Includes local history, railroad history and memorabilia
Zephyrhills Barracks Museum Zephyrhills Pasco Central West Military website, World War II memorabilia, located in a World War II barracks building
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts Eatonville Orange Central Art Also known as The Hurston, work of artists of African descent, including Zora Neale Hurston

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References[edit]

  • Florida's Museums and Cultural Attractions (Second Edition) - by Doris Bardon and Murray Laurie (ISBN 978-1-56164-408-7)
  1. ^ "France Wolfson Gallery". Miami Dade College. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "North Gallery". Miami Dade College. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Civil War Soldiers Museum - Reported Closed". Yelp. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.ncac.org/art-law/sum-cub.cfm Significance: Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Inc. v. City of Miami
  5. ^ http://partners.nytimes.com/library/arts/102399miami-museum.html "In Miami, Earlier Parallel to Brooklyn Museum Controversy", New York Times, October 23, 1999
  6. ^ "Florida International Museum shutting after 54 exhibitions in downtown St. Petersburg". Published November 3, 2010. Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.aero-web.org/museums/fl/fmam.htm Aviation Enthusiast Corner
  8. ^ http://www.lostparks.com/fredbear.html Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
  9. ^ "Lyons: Eviction looms for shuttered G.WIZ museum, published 8/2/2013". Herald Tribune.com. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7481 Roadside America report, May 2003
  11. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/2856 Roadside America reports
  12. ^ "The Panama Canal Museum in Seminole, FL, closed on July 31, 2012.". The Panama Canal Museum has transferred its collection to the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, FL,. Panama Canal Museum. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.kozmicdreams.com/tomgaskins.htm Photos
  14. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2061 Roadside America report
  15. ^ http://www.lostparks.com/knees.html Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
  16. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2063 Roadside America report
  17. ^ "Welaka Maritime Museum - Absolute Auction". March 22, 2013. Rowell Auctions, Inc. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Yankee Airforce Florida Division". Reported closed. Yelp. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

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