interior of museum with antique trolley and gas pumps at historic pensacola tour
interior of museum with exhibits and history dioramas at historic pensacola tour
exterior view of greek style brown museum building at historic pensacola tour

Overview

Historic Pensacola is run by the UWF Historic Trust to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history of Northwest Florida. Comprised of 28 properties in downtown Historic Pensacola as well as the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton. On site at the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site you will be taken through 200 years of history through historic homesteads, archaeological displays. Downtown Pensacola, you will find such historic places as:

T.T. Wentworth, JR. Museum – the flagship museum in Pensacola featuring three stories of general history exhibits.

Children’s Museum – recommended for 10 and under featuring history exhibits and STEAM creative play gallery.

Museum of Commerce – a turn of the century warehouse with a replica 1890s streetscape.

Voices of Pensacola – this multicultural center highlights the diversity of Pensacola through panel exhibits and is home to the Hilton-Green Research Room.

Museum of Industry – take a step back in time and learn about Pensacola’s historical pivotal industries such as lumbering, brick making, railroads, and commercial fishing.

The Old Christ Church – completed in 1832, Old Christ Church is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Florida.

Tivoli House – originally a boarding and gaming house and tavern the home is now a museum store.

Lavalle House – built in 1805, this historic home is furnished with authentic 18th and 19th century artifacts.

Lear/Rocheblave House – a two story Folk-Victorian home built around 1889 and furnished as a museum house.

Dorr House – built in 1871 this Victorian era family home is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

Manuel Barrios Cottage – the simple cottage displays the history of Pensacola in the “Roaring Twenties”.

Julee Cottage – the cottage represents a simple platform frame construction and displays a “saltbox” shape.

Barkley House – built around 1825, the Barkley House is the oldest surviving example of a high house in the city.

John Appleyard Cottage – listen to 51 different stories told by founder, John Appleyard about Pensacola.

Fountain Park – an open air park with a decorative fountain.

Colonial Archaeological Trail – interpretive panels along the trail describe the historical significance of the many stops along the way.

Please contact Historic Pensacola directly for current hours and pricing. Check out our See & Do Page for other fun things to do in Florida and our Deals Page for offers and coupons for Florida attractions, restaurants, shops and more.

Phone:
(850) 595-5985