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.


Museum NameCityRegionTypeNotes
A. E. Backus Gallery & MuseumFort PierceCentral EastArtFeatures landscapes by A. E. Backus and pieces by other Florida artists
African American Museum of the ArtsDeLandCentral EastArtArt and culture of African Americans and Caribbean Americans
Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki MuseumClewistonSouthwestEthnic-Native Americanwebsite, 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 VillageHollywoodSoutheastEthnic-Native Americanwebsite, 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 MuseumEglin Air Force BaseNorthwestAerospaceAir Force planes, bombs, missiles, rockets and other military weapons
Air Force Space & Missile MuseumCape CanaveralCentral EastAerospaceHouses artifacts from early space program & includes extensive outdoor rocket garden with vintage missiles & rockets.
Airport MuseumMelbourneCentral EastAviationHouses displays on Naval Air Station Melbourne & Melbourne International Airport.
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture GardensWinter ParkCentralArtSculptures of Albin Polasek and others, and changing art exhibits
Alexander Brest Museum and GalleryJacksonvilleNortheastArtPart 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 ParkTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoric house28 acres (110,000 m2) of ornamental gardens, 1920s-1940s period Maclay House
Amelia Island Museum of HistoryFernandina BeachNortheastLocal historyHoused in a former jail
American Police Hall of Fame & MuseumTitusvilleCentral EastLaw enforcementPolice weapons, vehicles, equipment, badges, uniforms, procedures and more
American Victory Ship & MuseumTampaCentral WestMaritimeWorld War II cargo ship
American Water Ski Educational Foundation Hall of Fame and MuseumPolk CityCentralSportswebsite, also known as Water Ski Hall of Fame, features water ski and boating memorabilia
Anita S. Wooten GalleryOrlandoCentralArtwebsite, part of the Valencia Community College, East Campus
Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual ArtsPensacolaNorthwestArtwebsite, contemporary art exhibits
Ann Norton Sculpture GardensWest Palm BeachSoutheastArtArtist's home, studio and outdoor sculpture gardens
Anna Maria Island Historical MuseumAnna Maria IslandSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Apalachicola Maritime MuseumApalachicolaNorthwestMaritimewebsite, planned museum
Appleton Museum of ArtOcalaCentralArtPart of Central Florida Community College, collections include sculptures, 19th century paintings, Pre-Columbian, African, European and Asian arts and antiquities
Archer Historical Society MuseumArcherNorth CentralLocal historyHoused in a railroad depot
Armed Forces Military MuseumLargoCentral WestMilitarywebsite, 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 CenterWest Palm BeachSoutheastArtwebsite, community art center with exhibit gallery
Art and Culture Center of HollywoodHollywoodSoutheastArtContemporary visual and performing arts
Art Center SarasotaSarasotaSouthwestArtwebsite, visual arts center with exhibit galleries and a sculpture garden
ArtCenter ManateeBradentonSouthwestArtwebsite
Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton BeachFort Walton BeachNorthwestArtwebsite, visual arts center with exhibit gallery
Art Gallery at Broward Community CollegePembroke PinesSoutheastArtwebsite, at Broward Community College South Campus
Art League of Daytona Beach GalleryDaytona BeachCentral EastArtExhibits by local artists
ArtCenter/South FloridaMiami BeachSoutheastArtwebsite, gallery
Atlantic Center for the ArtsNew Smyrna BeachCentral EastArtIncludes galleries in two locations
Audubon House and Tropical GardensKey WestFlorida KeysHistoric house1830s period home of artist and ornithologist John James Audubon, includes gallery of his art
Bailey-Matthews Shell MuseumSanibelSouthwestNatural historyShells and mollusks
Baker Block MuseumBakerNorthwestLocal historywebsite, complex includes the museum with antiques, tools and period displays, a post office, mill, log cabin, blacksmith shop, corn crib and outhouse
Barnacle Historic State ParkCoconut GroveSoutheastHistoric houseIncludes 19th century period home and boathouse of yacht designer Ralph Middleton Munroe
Bass Museum of ArtMiami BeachSoutheastArtCollections 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
Bay of Pigs Museum and LibraryMiamiSoutheastEthnic-Cubanwebsite, history of the Cuban Revolution, failed Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Exile experience
Beaches Museum & History CenterJacksonvilleNortheastLocal historywebsite
Bienes Museum of the Modern BookFort LauderdaleSoutheastLibraryChanging exhibits from its collections
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State ParkKey BiscayneSoutheastMaritimeTours of Cape Florida Lighthouse and keeper's quarters
Black Heritage MuseumMiddleburgNortheastEthnic-African Americaninformation, open by appointment
Black Heritage MuseumNew Smyrna BeachCentral EastEthnic-African American
Blanchard House MuseumCharlotte HarborSouthwestEthnic-African Americanwebsite
Bob Rauschenberg GalleryFort MyersSouthwestArtwebsite, Edison State College, Lee County Campus
Boca Express Train MuseumBoca RatonSoutheastRailroadwebsite, includes restored rail cars & a steam engine
Boca Raton Historical Society & MuseumBoca RatonSoutheastLocal historywebsite, located in Town Hall
Boca Raton Museum of ArtBoca RatonSoutheastArtCollections 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 GardensLake WalesCentralHistoric house1930s period mansion, carillon and botanical gardens
Bonnet House Museum & GardensFort LauderdaleSoutheastHistoric house20th century estate with art exhibits and gardens
Brevard Community College Planetarium & ObservatoryCocoaCentral EastScienceExhibits are at Science Quest Exhibit Hall at Brevard Community College, also planetarium, observatory and art exhibits
Brevard Museum of History & Natural ScienceCocoaCentral EastMultiNatural history, science, local history and culture
Bronson-Mulholland HousePalatkaNortheastLocal historyOperated by the Putnam County Historical Society
Browning Railroad MuseumPalatkaNortheastRailroadwebsite, operated by the Palatka Railroad Preservation Society in the Palatka Railroad Depot, includes model train layout
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State ParkFlagler BeachNortheastHistoryPlantation ruins and exhibits
Burroughs HomeFort MyersSouthwestHistoric houseTurn-of-the-20th-century period house, open once a week for living history tours
Burt Reynolds & Friends MuseumJupiterSoutheastBiographicalwebsite, life of actor Burt Reynolds
Butler House MuseumDeerfield BeachSoutheastHistoric houseOperated by the Deerfield Beach Historical Society
Calusa Nature Center and PlanetariumFort MyersSouthwestNatural historywebsite, includes live animals, programs and a planetarium
Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial ParkStarkeNortheastMilitary
Camp Gordon Johnston MuseumCarrabelleNorthwestMilitaryweb
Camp Walton Schoolhouse MuseumFort Walton BeachNorthwestEducationOne room schoolhouse, part of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center
Cape Coral Historical MuseumCape CoralSouthwestLocal historyweb
Casa Feliz Historic Home MuseumWinter ParkCentralHistoric house1930s Spanish-style estate designed by James Gamble Rogers II
CAS GalleryCoral GablesSoutheastArtwebsite, part of University of Miami
Cason Cottage MuseumDelray BeachSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Delray Beach Historical Society, reflects Florida's lifestyles from 1915–1935
Castillo de San MarcosSt. AugustineNortheastMilitarySpanish fort and museum, living history re-enactments
Cedar Key Historical MuseumCedar KeyNorth CentralLocal history
Cedar Key Museum State ParkCedar KeyNorth CentralHistoric house1920s period house with collection of shells and Native American artifacts
Central Florida Railroad MuseumWinter GardenCentralRailroad
Centre GalleryTampaCentral WestArtwebsite, in the Marshall Center at the Wolfson campus, University of South Florida
Kendall Art GalleryMiamiSoutheastArtwebsite, in the Martin and Pat Fine Center for the Arts, Miami Dade College
Charlotte County Historical CenterCharlotte HarborSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Child of the Sun Visitor CenterLakelandCentralArchitecturePhotographs, furniture, and drawings depicting Frank Lloyd Wright's relationship with Florida Southern College, also Wright exhibits
Children’s Museum of Boca RatonBoca RatonSoutheastChildren'swebsite, also known as Boca Raton Children's Museum
Children's Museum of the HighlandsSebringCentralChildren'sweb
Children's Science ExploriumBoca RatonSoutheastSciencewebsite
Civil War Soldiers MuseumPensacolaNorthwestMilitaryCivil War artifacts and memorabilia
Clay County Historical Society MuseumGreen Cove SpringsNortheastLocal historywebsite, located in an old depot, also railroad memorabilia
Clewiston MuseumClewistonSouthwestLocal historyHouses exhibits highlighting the local Clewiston area, including the cattle industry, commercial fishing & Seminole Indians.
Coral CastleHomesteadSoutheastArtStone sculpture castle structure and garden
Coastal Heritage MuseumCrystal RiverCentral WestLocal historyLocated in the historic old city hall
Colonial Spanish Quarter MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastLivingwebsite, life of Spanish soldiers and their families in 1740 St. Augustine
Columbia County Historical MuseumLake CityNorth CentralLocal historywebsite
Conrad CenterDeLandCentral EastLocal historywebsite, operated by the West Volusia Historical Society
Constitution Convention Museum State ParkPort St. JoeNorthwestHistoryRecreated 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 HouseCoral GablesSoutheastHistoric house1925 period home of the founder of Coral Gables
Coral Springs Museum of ArtCoral SpringsSoutheastArtweb
Cornell Fine Arts MuseumWinter ParkCentralArtPart of Rollins College, collection includes art and objects from antiquity to the 21st century
Cornell Museum of Art & American CultureDelray BeachSoutheastArtLocated in the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, exhibits of fine art, craft and American culture
Cracker CountryTampaCentral WestLivingLate 19th century rural village
Crane Point Museum, Nature Center & Historic SiteMarathonFlorida KeysNatural historyIncludes museum of natural history, children's museum, bird rehabilitation center
Crealdé School of ArtWinter ParkCentralArtwebsite, 3 galleries: Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, & Contemporary Sculpture Garden
Crowley Museum & Nature CenterSarasotaSouthwestMultiplewebsite, 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 ParkCrystal RiverCentral WestArchaeologySite includes 6 pre-Columbian mounds and museum with excavated finds
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra BeachPonte Vedra BeachNortheastArtwebsite, exhibitions of local, regional and national artists in a variety of media
Cummer Museum of Art and GardensJacksonvilleNortheastArtCollection includes European and American paintings, Meissen porcelain
Dade Battlefield Historic State ParkBushnellCentralMilitarySite of the 1835 Second Seminole War battlefield, visitor center museum about the war
Dade City Citrus MuseumDade CityCentral WestMultiplewebsite, includes citrus industry memorabilia and movie, antique cars, Coca-Cola memorabilia, replica 1940 gas station
Daniels Center For The ArtsWest Palm BeachSoutheastArtwebsite
Dante Fascell Visitor CenterHomesteadSoutheastNatural historywebsite, one of several visitor centers for Biscayne National Park, focus is the four ecosystems found in the park, also art gallery
Daytona 500 ExperienceDaytona BeachCentral EastAutomotive
De Soto National MemorialBradentonSouthwestHistoryCommemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto
DeBary Hall Historic SiteDeBaryCentral EastHistoric house10-acre (40,000 m2) late 19th century estate with outbuildings
Deering Estate at CutlerMiamiSoutheastMultiHistoric house, art exhibits, nature tours of its 444 acres (1.80 km2)
DeLand House MuseumDeLandCentral EastHistoric houseVictoria period house with artifacts, operated by the West Volusia Historical Society
DeLand Memorial Hospital MuseumDeLandCentral EastMultiExhibits 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 MuseumDeLandCentral EastMilitaryMilitary aircraft & artifacts
Depot MuseumAvon ParkCentralLocal historywebsite, housed in 1926 railroad depot, operated by the Historical Society of Avon Park
Destin History & Fishing MuseumDestinNorthwestMultipleMaritime and local history
Don Garlits Museum of Drag RacingOcalaCentralAutomotiveHistory of the sport of drag racing
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History MuseumSt. PetersburgCentral WestEthnic-African Americanwebsite
Dudley Farm Historic State ParkNewberryNorth CentralFarmWorking farm showing agricultural development in Florida from the 1850s through the mid 1940s
Duncan Gallery of ArtDeLandCentral EastArtPart of Stetson University, features works by Southeast and student artists
Dundee Depot MuseumDundeeCentralLocal historyLocated in an old depot, also railroad memorabilia
Dunedin Fine Art CenterDunedinCentral WestArtwebsite, gallery and David L. Mason Children's Art Museum
Dunedin Historical Society and MuseumDunedinCentral WestLocal historywebsite
Eden Gardens State ParkFreeportNorthwestHistoric houseIncludes the Wesley House with late 18th century furniture and gardens
Edison and Ford Winter EstatesFort MyersSouthwestMultipleWinter estates of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, museum with their scientific inventions, and a botanical garden
Elliott MuseumHutchinson IslandCentral EastMultipleAmerican antiques, decorative arts, baseball memorabilia, vintage automobiles, technology and inventions
Emerald Coast Science CenterFort Walton BeachNorthwestSciencewebsite
Ernest Hemingway Home and MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysHistoric house1930s residence of author Ernest Hemingway
Eustis Historical MuseumEustisCentralLocal historyEach room features a different theme with period antiques, also Citrus Museum
Excelsior Museum and Cultural CenteSt. AugustineNortheastEthnic - African Americanwebsite, located in St. Augustine's first black public high school
Explorations V Children's MuseumLakelandCentralChildren'swebsite
Family Heritage House MuseumBradentonSouthwestAfrican Americanwebsite, at Manatee Community College
Fantasy of FlightPolk CityCentralAviationFormerly the Weeks Air Museum, which was located in Miami
Father Miguel O'Reilly House MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastReligiousCatholic heritage of St. Augustine
Fine Arts Gallery, Broward CollegeDavieSoutheastArtwebsite, part of Broward College (A. Hugh Adams Campus)
Flagler Beach Historical MuseumFlagler BeachNortheastNatural and local historywebsite
Flagler MuseumPalm BeachSoutheastHistoric house55 room Gilded Age mansion, also known as Whitehall
Flamingo GardensDavieSoutheastHistoric houseBotanical gardens and wildlife park with 1930s period Wray Home
Florida Agricultural MuseumPalm CoastNortheastAgriculturewebsite, 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 MuseumLakelandCentralAviationIncludes one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antique airplanes and warbirds
Florida Atlantic University, University GalleriesBoca RatonSoutheastArtwebsite, Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery
Florida Carriage Museum & ResortWeirsdaleCentralTransportationCollection of 160 carriages, and equine-related artifacts and artwork
Florida Civilian Conservation Corps MuseumSebringCentralHistoryPart of Highlands Hammock State Park, CCC activities in Florida
Florida Governor's MansionTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoric houseTours by appointment
Florida Holocaust MuseumSt. PetersburgCentral WestEthnic-Jewish
Florida International Museum at St. Petersburg CollegeSt. PetersburgCentral WestArt
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery CenterKey WestFlorida KeysNatural historywebsite, plants and animals of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Florida Maritime Museum at CortezCortezSouthwestMaritimewebsite
Florida Museum of Natural HistoryGainesvilleNorth CentralNatural historyLocated on the campus of the University of Florida, flora, fauna, fossils and historic peoples of the state of Florida
Florida Museum of Photographic ArtsTampaCentral WestArtPhotography, formerly Tampa Gallery of Photographic Arts
Florida Pioneer MuseumFlorida CitySoutheastLocal history
Florida Postal MuseumOrange CityCentral EastPhilatelicHistory of postal items, postal history, and postal service
Florida Railroad MuseumParrishSouthwestRailroadwebsite, includes train rides
Florida State CapitolTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoryFlorida's legislative history
Foosaner Art MuseumMelbourneCentral EastArtCollection includes Modern and Contemporary art, American industrial design, Asian art, and women artists; formerly the Brevard Art Museum
Forest Capital State MuseumPerryNorth CentralIndustrialForest industry museum and 1864 Cracker Homestead historic house museum
Fort Caroline National MemorialJacksonvilleNortheastHistoryOperated by U.S. National Park Service
Fort Clinch State ParkFernandina BeachNortheastMilitaryCivil War living history demonstrations on the 1st weekend of the month
Fort Christmas Historical ParkChristmasCentralMultipleIncludes restored fort and historic houses, exhibits on military, Seminole and pioneer life
Fort East Martello Museum & GardensKey WestFlorida KeysMultipleLocal history, art, military memorabilia
Fort Foster Historic SiteZephyrhillsCentral WestMilitaryRestored early 19th century Seminole War fort
Fort Lauderdale Antique Car MuseumFort LauderdaleSoutheastAutomotivewebsite, features 22 Packards and memorabilia
Fort Lauderdale History CenterFort LauderdaleSoutheastHistoryIncludes main museum, a historic house museum and a schoolhouse
Fort Meade Historical MuseumFort MeadeCentralLocal historyLocated in the Old Fort Meade School House
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State ParkKey WestFlorida KeysMilitaryCivil War fort
Foster Tanner Fine Arts GalleryTallahasseeNorth CentralArtwebsite, gallery at Florida A&M University, focus is art from the African diaspora
Fountain of Youth National Archaeological ParkSt. AugustineNortheastLocal historywebsite, site of Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth, includes native and colonial artifacts and historic structures
Four Arts GardensPalm BeachSoutheastArtAlso known as Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, outdoor sculpture gardens
FPL Energy EncounterHutchinson IslandCentral EastSciencewebsite, operated by Florida Power & Light, exhibits about electricity and energy generation, adjacent to the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant
Frances Wolfson GalleryMiamiSoutheastArtAt Wolfson Campus, Miami Dade College
Fred Dana Marsh MuseumOrmond BeachCentral EastMultipleLocated in Tomoka State Park, art, natural and cultural history
Frost Art MuseumMiamiSoutheastArtAt Florida International University, includes American modern sculptures, paintings, and photographs, contemporary Caribbean and Latin American artists
Funk Textiles GalleryMelbourneCentral EastArtwebsite, part of Florida Tech, opening August 2009, textiles, clothing and accessories
G.WIZ, The Hands-On Science MuseumSarasotaSouthwestSciencewebsite
Gallery NorthMiamiSoutheastArtAt North Campus, Miami Dade College
Gamble Plantation Historic State ParkEllentonSouthwestHistoric houseAntebellum plantation mansion
Garnier Post Office MuseumFort Walton BeachNorthwestPhilatelicRural 20th century post office, part of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center
Gillespie MuseumDeLandCentral EastGeologyEarth sciences museum at Stetson University
Glazer Children’s MuseumTampaCentral WestChildren's
Gold Coast Railroad MuseumMiamiSoutheastRailroadHistoric railroad cars, equipment and model train building
Goodwood Museum and GardensTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoric houseWorld War I period house and gardens
Government House MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastHistorywebsite
Grant Historical HouseGrantCentral EastHistoric HouseLocal history
Great Explorations Children's MuseumSt. PetersburgCentral WestChildren's
Groveland Historical MuseumGrovelandCentralLocal historywebsite
Gulf Beaches Historical MuseumSt. PetersburgCentral WestLocal historywebsite, history of Pinellas County’s barrier islands
Gumbo Limbo Environmental ComplexBoca RatonSoutheastNature center
Haitian Heritage MuseumMiamiSoutheastEthnic-Haitianwebsite, art, culture and heritage of Haiti
Halifax Historical MuseumDaytona BeachCentral EastLocal history
Hannibal Square Heritage CenterWinter ParkCentralEthnic-African Americanwebsite, operated by the Crealdé School of Art, history, heritage and art of West Winter Park's African American community
Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery CenterFort PierceCentral EastNatural historyIncludes exhibits, marine creatures and displays exploring the marine environment and depicting the research efforts of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution
Hamilton County Historical MuseumJasperNorth CentralPrisonFormer county jail
Harry P. Leu GardensOrlandoCentralHistoric houseBotanical gardens, includes the Leu House Museum, a turn-of-the-20th-century period house
Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural CenterHawthorneCentralLocal history
Henry B. Plant MuseumTampaCentral WestHistoric houseTurn-of-the-20th-century Victorian hotel with period rooms
Heritage Museum of Northwest FloridaValparaisoNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Heritage VillageLargoCentral WestLivingwebsite, 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 MuseumBrooksvilleCentral WestLocal history
Hibel Museum of ArtJupiterSoutheastArtwebsite, located on the John D. MacArthur Campus of Florida Atlantic University, works of Edna Hibel and changing exhibits
Highlands Museum of the ArtsSebringCentralArtweb
Hillsborough River State ParkThonotosassaCentral WestMilitaryIncludes replica of Fort Foster, an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War
Historic Homestead Townhall MuseumHomesteadSoutheastLocal historywebsite
Historic Pensacola VillagePensacolaNorthwestMultipleIncludes the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Museum of Commerce, Museum of Industry, several historic house museums, and a church
Historic Rossetter House MuseumMelbourneCentral EastHistoric houseVictorian period house
Historic Smallwood StoreChokoloskeeSouthwestHistoryHistoric general store with original goods and fixtures
Historic Spanish PointOspreySouthwestMultiple30-acre (120,000 m2) site with prehistoric middens, a pioneer historic house museum, citrus packing house, trails and gardens
Historical Museum of Southern FloridaMiamiSoutheastHistory
History of Diving MuseumIslamoradaFlorida KeysMaritimewebsite, historical diving apparatus including helmets, air pumps, armored suits, accessory gear and sunken treasure
Holocaust Memorial on Miami BeachMiami BeachSoutheastArtOutdoor sculpture garden in memory of the Holocaust
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of FloridaMaitlandCentralEthnic-Jewishwebsite
Holocaust Museum of Southwest FloridaNaplesSouthwestEthnic-Jewishwebsite
Homeland Heritage ParkBartowCentralOpen airwebsite, includes a school, church, log cabin and 1880s residence
House of Refuge Museum at Gilbert's BarHutchinson IslandCentral EastMaritimeFormer shipwreck life-saving station with turn-of-the-20th-century furnishings
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & MuseumDania BeachSoutheastSportswebsite, history of recreational fishing, art, historic artifacts, scientific breakthroughs
Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & AquariumFort MyersSouthwestSciencewebsite, hands-on science and aquarium exhibits
Immokalee Pioneer MuseumImmokaleeSouthwestOpen airPart of the Collier County Museum System, pioneering and ranching days of Collier County
Indian River Citrus MuseumVero BeachCentral EastLocal historyCitrus industry in Indian River County
Indian Rocks Beach Historical Society & MuseumIndian Rocks BeachCentral WestLocal historywebsite
Indian Temple Mound MuseumFort Walton BeachNorthwestEthnic-Native AmericanAlso local history, features pre-Columbian artifacts from the adjacent mound
InterAmerican Art GalleryMiamiSoutheastArtinformation, at InterAmerican Campus, Miami Dade College
International Swimming Hall of FameFort LauderdaleSoutheastSports
Jacksonville Fire MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastFirefightingAlso known as the Museum of City Fire of 1901 and the Catherine Street Fire Museum
Jacksonville Maritime MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastMaritimeIncludes large scale models of ships from the Mayflower to present day vessels, paintings, photographs and maritime artifacts
Jacksonville University Life Sciences MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastNatural historywebsite, part of Jacksonville University, includes shells, fossils, bird mounts, bones, animal skins
Jewish Museum of FloridaMiami BeachSoutheastEthnic-Jewish
John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History & CultureTallahasseeNorth CentralEthnic-African Americanwebsite, also known as the Riley House Museum
John Gorrie State MuseumApalachicolaNorthwestLocal historyAlso history of inventor John Gorrie
Jonathan Dickinson State ParkHobe SoundCentral EastMultipleFeatures the Elsa Kimbell Environmental Education and Research Center with exhibits about the area's natural and cultural history
Johnson Palm Beach County History MuseumWest Palm BeachSoutheastLocal historywebsite, operated by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Junior Museum of Bay CountyPanama CityNorthwestChildren'swebsite
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & MuseumJupiterSoutheastMaritimeLighthouse and museum
Karpeles Manuscript Library MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastHistoryOne of nine facilities in the U.S. devoted to storage & presentation of original manuscripts
Kendall Art GalleryMiamiSoutheastArtwebsite, at Kendall Campus, Miami Dade College
Kester CottagesPompano BeachSoutheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Pompano Beach Historical Society, one a local history museum, the other typical of the late 1930s
Kennedy Space Center Visitor ComplexMerritt IslandCentral EastAerospaceIncludes tours, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Apollo-Saturn V Center, IMAX films, Astronaut Memorial
Kent Gallery at FCCJJacksonvilleNortheastArtweb Kent campus
Key West Heritage House Museum and Robert Frost CottageKey WestFlorida KeysHistoric house
Key West Light House and Keeper's Quarters MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysMaritimeLighthouse and museum
Key West Museum of Art & HistoryKey WestFlorida KeysMultipleArt and local history
Key West Shipwreck Historeum MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysMaritimeCombines actors, films and actual artifacts from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton
Kingsley PlantationJacksonvilleNortheastOpen airOperated by U.S. National Park Service, remains of an early 19th century plantation with slave houses
Kissimmee Air MuseumKissimmeeCentralAviationFormerly known as the Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum
Knott House MuseumTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Museum of Florida History
Koreshan State Historic SiteEsteroSouthwestOpen airRemaining buildings of 20th century religious settlement
LaBelle Heritage MuseumLaBelleSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Lady Lake Historical Society MuseumLady LakeCentralLocal historywebsite
Lake County Historical MuseumTavaresCentralLocal history
Lake Eustis Museum of ArtEustisCentralArt
Lake Kissimmee State Park - Cow CampLake WalesCentralLiving1876 period cow camp on weekends from Oct. through May 1
Lake Mary Historical MuseumLake MaryCentralLocal history
Lake Wales Museum and Cultural CenterLake WalesCentralLocal historyLocated in a depot, includes a model railroad layout
Larimer Arts CenterPalatkaNortheastArtArt center with gallery
LaVilla MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastEthnic-African American
Leepa-Rattner Museum of ArtTarpon SpringsCentral WestArtPart of St. Petersburg College, includes many works by Abraham Rattner and other 20th century artists
Leesburg Heritage MuseumLeesburgCentralLocal history
LeMoyne Center for the Visual ArtsTallahasseeNorth CentralArtwebsite, includes sculpture garden and exhibit galleries
Lewis and Lucretia Taylor House Museum of African-American History and CultureTallahasseeNorth CentralEthnic-African-AmericanAlso known as the Taylor House Museum, history of the black community in Tallahassee and civil rights
Liberty Bell Memorial MuseumMelbourneCentral EastHistoryHouses military war exhibits, facsimiles of important documents in U.S. history & a full size replica of the Liberty Bell.
Lighthouse Center for the ArtsJupiterSoutheastArtwebsite
Lightner MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMultipleVictorian decorative arts, natural history artifacts, antique steam engines, musical instruments, paintings, sculpture, and furniture
Loggerhead Marinelife CenterJuno BeachSoutheastNatural historywebsite, rescue and education center for sea turtles
Longboat Key Center for the ArtsLongboat KeySouthwestArtwebsite, includes the Durante Gallery, part of Ringling College of Art and Design
Lowe Art MuseumCoral GablesSoutheastArtAt University of Miami
Lyons Maritime MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMaritimewebsite, diving equipment and history
Maitland Art CenterMaitlandCentralArtIncludes exhibit gallery
Maitland Historical MuseumMaitlandCentralLocal historywebsite, operated by the Maitland Historical Society
Maitland Telephone MuseumMaitlandCentralTechnologywebsite, operated by the Maitland Historical Society, development of the Winter Park Telephone Company and the technological growth of Maitland
Man in the Sea MuseumPanama CityNorthwestMaritimeHistory of underwater diving
Manatee County Agricultural MuseumPalmettoSouthwestAgriculturewebsite, part of Palmetto Historical Park
Manatee Village Historical ParkBradentonSouthwestOpen airwebsite, 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 MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastHistoric housewebsite, located in Walter Jones Historical Park, turn-of-the-20th-century period farmhouse
Mandarin Store and Post OfficeJacksonvilleNortheastHistory
Marco Island Historical MuseumMarco Island, FloridaSouthwestLocal historywebsite website, part of the Collier County Museum System, history of the Calusa Indians and the development of Marco Island
Marine Science CenterPonce InletCentral EastNatural historywebsite, marine science and nature center
Marine Science Education CenterMayportNortheastScienceweb
Marion County Museum of HistoryOcalaCentralLocal history
Maritime & Yachting MuseumStuartCentral EastMaritimeIncludes antique and classic boats, engines, model ships, navigation equipment, paintings and photographs
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State ParkCross CreekNorth CentralFarmWorking farm of author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Mark K. Wheeler GalleryFort LauderdaleSoutheastArtGallery of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Mary Brogan Museum of Art and ScienceTallahasseeNorth CentralMultipleScience and art, with collections in American Folk art, photography, sculpture, paintings and drawings, prints, and Pre-Columbian art
Mary McLeod Bethune HomeDaytona BeachCentral EastHistoric houseHome of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader
Matheson MuseumGainesvilleNorth CentralMultiplewebsite, includes the local history museum, the historic Matheson House, and the Tison Tool Museum
Mattie Kelly Arts CenterNicevilleNorthwestArtwebsite, art center with exhibit gallery, part of Northwest Florida State College
McLarty Treasure MuseumVero BeachCentral EastMaritimeExhibits on the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysMaritime
Mel Fisher's Treasure MuseumSebastianCentral EastMaritimeShipwreck finds
Mennello Museum of American ArtOrlandoCentralArtAmerican art including traditional and contemporary art, features collection of primitive art by Earl Cunningham
Merrill House MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastHistoric housewebsite, Victorian era house, operated by the Jacksonville Historical Society
Miami Art MuseumMiamiSoutheastArtContemporary art
Miami Children's MuseumMiamiSoutheastChildren's
Miami Science MuseumMiamiSoutheastScienceAlso natural history
Micanopy Historical Society MuseumMicanopyNorth CentralLocal history
Middleburg Historical MuseumMiddleburgNortheastLocal historyinformation, information
Military Heritage & Aviation MuseumPunta GordaSouthwestMilitary
Military Sea Services MuseumSebringCentralMilitary
Mission San LuisTallahasseeNorth CentralLivingRecreated Colonial Spanish mission village, with Apalachee village, the council house, and the home of the Spanish Deputy Governor
Moccasin Lake Nature ParkClearwaterCentral WestNatural historywebsite, nature center
Morean Arts CenterSt. PetersburgCentral WestArtDisplays works by local, national and international artists
Morikami Museum and Japanese GardensDelray BeachSoutheastEthnic-JapaneseJapanese art and culture
Morningside Nature CenterGainesvilleNorth CentralFarmwebsite, weekend living history programs, working farm and nature programs
Morse MuseumWinter ParkCentralArtAlso 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, and decorative arts
Mote-Morris HouseLeesburgCentralHistoric houseVictorian house, open twice a month
Mound HouseFort Myers BeachSouthwestLocal historyweb
Mount Dora Center for the ArtsMount DoraCentralArt
Mount Dora History MuseumMount DoraCentralLocal historyFormerly the Royellou Museum, contains vintage artifacts housed in the Old City Jail
Mount Dora Museum of SpeedMount DoraCentralAutomotivewebsite, includes muscle cars, automobile memorabilia, vintage road signs, Americana collection
Mulberry Phosphate MuseumMulberryCentralMultiplewebsite, fossils, area memorabilia and exhibits about the phosphate industry
Museum at Old MarcoMarco IslandSouthwestLocal historywebsite, operated by the Marco Island Historical Society, Calusa artifacts and pioneer heritage
Museum at Ragtops MotorcarsPalm BeachSoutheastAutomotivewebsite
Museum of Art Fort LauderdaleFort LauderdaleSoutheastArtContemporary, southeastern Florida and Caribbean art
Museum of Arts and SciencesDaytona BeachCentral EastMultipleAlso called MOAS, includes art, science, Americana, historic house museums, a children's museum, Cuban Museum gallery
Museum of Contemporary ArtNorth MiamiSoutheastArt
Museum of Contemporary Art JacksonvilleJacksonvilleNortheastArtAlso known as MOCA Jacksonville
Museum of Discovery and ScienceFort LauderdaleSoutheastScience
Museum of Fine ArtsSt. PetersburgCentral WestArtCollections include European and American art, photography, Greek and Roman antiquities, pre-Columbian and Asian art
Museum of Fine Arts Florida State UniversityTallahasseeNorth CentralArtwebsite, part of Florida State University
Museum of Florida ArtDeLandCentral EastArtFormerly the DeLand Museum of Art, focus is Florida art
Museum of Florida Art and CultureAvon ParkCentralArtPart of South Florida Community College, includes art, archaeology, and Florida history exhibits
Museum of Florida HistoryTallahasseeNorth CentralHistoryFlorida history and culture
Museum of Geneva HistoryGenevaCentral EastLocal historywebsite
Museum of Local HistoryMiltonNorthwestLocal history
Museum of Polo & Hall of FameLake WorthSoutheastSportsHistory of polo
Museum of Science & HistoryJacksonvilleNortheastMultipleScience, natural history, history of Northeast Florida, planetarium
Museum of Science and IndustryTampaCentral WestScienceScience, weather, health
Museum of Seminole County HistorySanfordCentralLocal history
Museum of Southern HistoryJacksonvilleNortheastHistorywebsite, also called G. Howard Bryan Museum of Southern History
Museum of the Americas (Florida)DoralSoutheastArtwebsite, contemporary art
Museum of the ApopkansApopkaCentralLocal history
Museum of the City of Lake WorthLake WorthSoutheastLocal history
Museum of the EvergladesEverglades CitySouthwestLocal historyPart of the Collier County Museum System, dedicated to the building of the Tamiami Trail and the founding of Everglades City
Museum of the IslandsPine Island CenterSouthwestLocal historywebsite, exhibits include shells, dolls, household items, fishing artifacts
My Jewish Discovery Place Children's MuseumPlantationSoutheastEthnic-Jewishwebsite, hands-on, interactive museum of Jewish culture, history and values
Naples Depot MuseumNaplesSouthwest FloridaTransportationPart of the Collier County Museum System, exhibits describe how technology and transportation were used to found the City of Naples
Collier County MuseumNaplesSouthwestLocal historywebsite, includes two historic cottages, a working archaeology lab, a Seminole village, tropical orchid house, wildlife displays, a 1910 steam logging locomotive and a recreated Seminole War fort
Naples Museum of ArtNaplesSouthwestArtIncludes American modernism, 20th-century Mexican art, sculpture and 3-dimensional art
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the ArtsJacksonvilleNortheastArtwebsite, part of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, South campus, includes an art gallery
National Armed Services & Law Enforcement Memorial MuseumDunedinCentral WestLaw enforcementwebsite
National Museum of Naval AviationPensacolaNorthwestAviationHistory of naval aviation
National Navy UDT-SEAL MuseumFort PierceCentral EastMilitaryHistory of the Navy Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) and Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Teams
National Vietnam War MuseumOrlandoCentralMilitarywebsite
New Smyrna Museum of HistoryNew Smyrna BeachCentral EastLocal history
Norman Studios Silent Film MuseumJacksonvilleNortheastCinemaHistoric film studio that made films starring African-American actors in non-stereotypic roles
North Brevard Historical MuseumTitusvilleCentral EastLocal history
North Florida Community College Art GalleryMadisonNorth CentralArtwebsite, part of North Florida Community College
North Pinellas Historical MuseumPalm HarborCentral WestLocal historywebsite, history of the Palm Harbor, Crystal Beach, and the Ozona and Curlew communities
Norton Museum of ArtWest Palm BeachSoutheastArtCollections include European, American, and Chinese art, contemporary art and photography
Old Courthouse Heritage MuseumInvernessCentral WestLocal history
Old Davie School MuseumDavieSoutheastLocal history
Old Deerfield SchoolDeerfield BeachSoutheastLocal history
Old Dillard MuseumFort LauderdaleSoutheastEthnic-African American
Old Florida MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastHistorywebsite, hands-on programs with daily living activities from pre-European times to 20th century
Old Jail MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastLocal historyAlso known as Florida Heritage Museum
Old Town Hall History CenterMelbourne BeachCentral EastLocal history
Old St. Augustine VillageSt. AugustineNortheastHistoric housewebsite, one block of historic house museums spanning the period 1790 to 1910, also known as Dow Museum of Historic Houses, operated by the Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach)
Oldest House MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysHistoric housewebsite, operated by the Old Island Restoration Foundation, 1829 house with original furnishings, ship models, maritime artifacts, items recovered from Keys waters
Oldest House Museum ComplexSt. AugustineNortheastLocal historywebsite, 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 MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastLocal historyinformation, former general store
Oldest Wooden SchoolhouseSt. AugustineNortheastEducation1807 period schoolhouse
Olustee Battlefield Historic State ParkOlusteeNortheastLocal historyAmerican Civil War battlefield and visitor center museum
Orange County Regional History CenterOrlandoCentralLocal history
Orlando Fire MuseumOrlandoCentralFirefightingweb
Orlando Museum of ArtOrlandoCentralArt
Orlando Science CenterOrlandoCentralScience
Orman HouseApalachicolaNorthwestHistoric house1838 antebellum home
Ormond Memorial Art Museum and GardensOrmond BeachCentral EastArtweb Includes a botanical garden.
Osceola Center for the ArtsKissimmeeCentralArtweb
Osceola County Pioneer Village and MuseumKissimmeeCentralOpen airwebsite, includes the Osceola County Historical Society Museum with local history exhibits, and the Pioneer Village with a the 1889 Ross Lanier House (1889), one-room schoolhouse, citrus packing house (1882), cow camp
Palm Beach Maritime MuseumPalm BeachSoutheastMaritimewebsite, includes tours of the historic Coast Guard facility and a bomb shelter on Peanut Island,
Palm Beach Photographic CentreWest Palm BeachSoutheastPhotographywebsite, photography
Palm CottageNaplesSouthwestHistoric houseEarly 20th century period house and gardens
Palmetto Historical ParkPalmettoSouthwestOpen airwebsite, includes local history museum, cottage museum with antiques and dolls, church, school, post office
Panama Canal Museum FloridaSeminoleCentral WestHistorywebsite, history of the construction of the Panama Canal
Panhandle Pioneer SettlementBlountstownNorthwestLivingwebsite, recreates an early agricultural community with a pioneer settlement and a farmstead
Pasco Arts CenterHolidayCentral WestMulti
Paynes Creek Historic State ParkBowling GreenCentralHistoryFrontier trading post site, exhibits about Seminoles, the trading post, frontier fort and pioneers
Pena-Peck HouseSt. AugustineNortheastHistoric housewebsite, operated by the St. Augustine Woman's Exchange, 18th century Spanish Colonial house
Pensacola Historical MuseumPensacolaNorthwestLocal historyweb
Pensacola Museum of ArtPensacolaNorthwestArtIncludes 20th century and contemporary art, glass and African tribal art
Pier AquariumSt. PetersburgCentral WestScienceweb Primarily an aquarium, but with a number of educational exhibits.
Pioneer Florida Museum and VillageDade CityCentral WestOpen airwebsite, includes Overstreet House, a one-room schoolhouse, church, depot, a train engine, and museum with tools, household items and antiques
Pioneer Heritage MuseumsPlant CityCentral WestLocal historywebsite
Pioneer Settlement for the Creative ArtsBarbervilleCentral EastOpen airLate 19th and early 20th century buildings and trades
Pirate Soul MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysMaritimePirate artifacts
Plantation Historical MuseumPlantationSoutheastLocal historywebsite, adjacent to the town's botanical park and arboretum
Plumb House MuseumClearwaterCentral WestLocal history
Polk Community College Fine Arts GalleryWinter HavenCentralArtPart of Polk State College
Polk County Historical MuseumBartowCentralLocal historyLocated in the Old Polk County Courthouse
Polk Museum of ArtLakelandCentralArtIncludes, African, Asian, Pre-Columbian and contemporary art, European and American decorative arts
Ponce de Leon Inlet LightPonce InletCentral EastMaritimeLighthouse and museum
Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & MuseumBoca GrandeSouthwestLocal & Natural Historyinformation, active lighthouse & museum, managed & operated by Barrier Island Parks Society (BIPS)
Potter's Wax MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMiscellaneousOver 160 wax sculptures covering a wide range of real & fictitious figures.
Presidents Hall of FameClermontCentralWaxwebsite, 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 MuseumPunta GordaSouthwestLocal historywebsite
Putnam Historic MuseumPalatkaNortheastLocal historywebsite, information, operated by the Putnam County Historical Society
Railroad Museum of South FloridaFort MyersSouthwestRailroadwebsite
Randall Knife MuseumOrlandoCentralKnivesDisplays of custom made knives.
Raney House MuseumApalachicolaNorthwestHistoric house19th century period house
Ransom Arts Center at Eckerd CollegeSt. PetersburgCentral WestArtwebsite, devoted to student art at Eckerd College
Ringling College of Art and Design GalleriesSarasotaSouthwestArtwebsite, part of Ringling College of Art and Design, includes the Selby, Crossley, Goldstein and Hammond Commons galleries
Ringling Museum of ArtSarasotaSouthwestMultipleFormally 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! MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMiscellaneousHome of Ripley's personal collections located in Castle Warden, a Moorish Revival style mansion built in 1887.
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveNaplesSouthwestNatural historyNatural and cultural history of the reserve
Rubell Family CollectionMiamiSoutheastArtwebsite, contemporary art
Safety Harbor Museum of Regional HistorySafety HarborCentral WestLocal historywebsite
Safford House MuseumTarpon SpringsCentral WestHistoric houseLate 19th century Victorian house
Salvador Dalí MuseumSt. PetersburgCentral WestArtArt by Salvador Dalí, including oil paintings, watercolors and drawings, graphics, photographs, sculptures and objets d'art
Samuel P. Harn Museum of ArtGainesvilleNorth CentralArtPart of the University of Florida, includes Asian, African, modern and contemporary art, photography
San Carlos InstituteKey WestFlorida KeysEthnic-Cubanwebsite, Cuba's history and the history of the Cuban-American community in Florida
San Marcos de Apalache Historic State ParkSt. MarksNorth CentralMilitaryHistory of the 17th century fort and excavated items
Sandoway House Nature CenterDelray BeachSoutheastNatural historywebsite, exhibits include a large shell collection, local natural and cultural history, tortoises and turtles, live animals
Sanford MuseumSanfordCentralLocal historywebsite
Sarasota Classic Car MuseumSarasotaSouthwestAutomotive
Scarfone/Hartley GalleryTampaCentral WestArtweb at University of Tampa
Schoolhouse Children's MuseumBoynton BeachSoutheastChildren's
Science Center of Pinellas CountySt. PetersburgCentral WestScienceScience, natural history, African-American scientists and inventors, live animals, replica 16th Century Native American village, observatory, planetarium
Sebastian Fishing MuseumMelbourne BeachCentral EastMaritimePart of Sebastian Inlet State Park, area fishing industry
Seminole County Public Schools Student MuseumSanfordCentralLocal history
Silver River Museum and Environmental CenterOcalaCentralMultipleArea natural and cultural history, late 19th century pioneer village
Society of the Four Arts GalleriesPalm BeachSoutheastArtIncludes the Esther B. O’Keeffe Art Gallery and the Mary Alice Fortin Children's Art Gallery
South Florida MuseumBradentonSouthwestNatural historyNatural and cultural history of Florida's gulf coast, includes the Bishop Planetarium and Parker Manatee Aquarium
South Florida Railway MuseumDeerfield BeachSoutheastRailroadIncludes model train layouts, railroad artifacts
South Florida Science MuseumWest Palm BeachSoutheastScienceIncludes a planetarium and aquarium
Southeast Museum of PhotographyDaytona BeachCentral EastArtPhotography
Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and MuseumTallahasseeNorth CentralEthnic-African AmericanAfrican American history in Florida, also a branch located in the Union Bank
Southwest Florida Museum of HistoryFort MyersSouthwestLocal historywebsite, 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 MuseumDelray BeachSoutheastEthnic-African Americanwebsite
Spanish Military Hospital MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMedicalMilitary hospital life in 1791
SpongeoramaTarpon SpringsCentral WestTradeSponge diving & harvesting in Gulf of Mexico.
St. Augustine Lighthouse & MuseumSt. AugustineNortheastMaritimeLighthouse and museum with area maritime history
St. Cloud Heritage MuseumSt. CloudCentralLocal historywebsite
St. Lucie County Regional History CenterFort PierceCentral EastLocal history
St. Petersburg Museum of HistorySt. PetersburgCentral WestLocal historywebsite
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National ShrineSt. AugustineNortheastReligiousSite of first Greek settlement in America
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State ParkWhite SpringsNorth CentralBiographicalMuseum about composer Stephen Foster and carillon tower that plays his songs
Stranahan HouseFort LauderdaleSoutheastHistoric house1913 period house
Stuart Heritage MuseumStuartCentral EastLocal historyHoused in a former feed supply store
Suwannee County Historical MuseumLive OakNorth CentralLocal historyHoused in a former railroad depot
T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State MuseumPensacolaNorthwestMultiplePart of Historic Pensacola Village, includes historic artifacts, Americana, West Florida history, period store displays, antique transportation, antiques
Tallahassee Automobile MuseumTallahasseeNorth CentralAutomotivewebsite, also toy cars, pedal cars, antique boating items, golf memorabilia, motors, cash registers, clocks, bicycles, sports memorabilia, motorcycles, can openers, spark plugs, artifacts
Tallahassee MuseumTallahasseeNorth CentralMultipleIncludes 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 MuseumPinellas ParkCentral WestAutomotiveHistoric automobiles from the 20th century
Tampa Bay History CenterTampaCentral WestLocal historyCovers 12,000 years of Florida history with a special focus on Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast
Tampa Fire Fighters MuseumTampaCentral WestFirefightingweb Also called Tampa Firefighters Museum.
Tampa Museum of ArtTampaCentral WestArtCollections include 20th-century fine art, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities
Tarpon Springs Area Historical SocietyTarpon SpringsCentral WestLocal historywebsite
Tarpon Springs Cultural CenterTarpon SpringsCentral WestArtChanging art and sculpture exhibits
Tarpon Springs Heritage MuseumTarpon SpringsCentral WestLocal historywebsite, website
Terramar Visitor Center at Hugh Taylor Birch State ParkFort LauderdaleSoutheastMultipleNatural and local history of the park and area
Thomas CenterGainesvilleNorth CentralMultipleChanging art exhibits, local history and 1920s period hotel rooms
Titanic ~ The ExhibitionOrlandoCentralMaritimewebsite, includes re-creations of actual rooms from the ship, artifacts, and movie memorabilia
Torreya State Park - Gregory HouseBristolNorthwestHistoric house1840s plantation house
Treasures of Madison CountyMadisonNorth CentralLocal historywebsite
Tree Hill Nature CenterJacksonvilleNortheastNatural historyFeatures live animals, wildlife sanctuary
Truman Little White HouseKey WestFlorida KeysHistoric houseWinter White House for President Harry S. Truman
Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy MuseumWest Palm BeachSoutheastTechnologywebsite, open by appointment, private collection includes static electric machines, galvanic and faradic batteries, Oudin resonators, Tesla coils, violet rays, diathermy machines and more
Umatilla Historical MuseumUmatillaCentralLocal historyLocated in the Paul W. Bryan Historic Schoolhouse
University Galleries, University of FloridaGainesvilleNorth CentralArtwebsite, part of the University of Florida
University Gallery at University of North FloridaJacksonvilleNortheastArtwebsite, part of University of North Florida
University of Central Florida Art GalleryOrlandoCentralArtwebsite, part of the University of Central Florida
University of South Florida Contemporary Art MuseumTampaCentral WestArtwebsite, part of the University of South Florida, contemporary art including graphics and sculpture
University of West Florida Art GalleryPensacolaNorthwestArtwebsite, part of University of West Florida
Useppa MuseumBokeeliaSouthwestLocal historyweb
USS Mohawk CGC Memorial MuseumKey WestFlorida KeysMaritimeWorld War II US Coast Guard cutter museum ship
Valiant Air Command Warbird MuseumTitusvilleCentral EastAviationFixed and rotary wing military aircraft from World War I to the present
Venice Art CenterVeniceSouthwestArtweb
Vernon Historical Society MuseumVernonNorthwestLocal historywebsite
Vero Beach Museum of ArtVero BeachCentral EastArtArt from the early 20th century to the present in a broad range of media
Villa ZoraydaSt. AugustineNortheastHistoric houseScaled-down version of the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Visual Arts Center of Northwest FloridaPanama CityNorthwestArtwebsite, includes exhibit gallery
Vizcaya Museum and GardensMiamiSoutheastHistoric house70 room estate with 15th through early 19th century furnishings and European decorative art, also botanical gardens
Von Liebig Art CenterNaplesSouthwestArtwebsite, operated by the Naples Art Association, contemporary art
Walton County Heritage MuseumDeFuniak SpringsNorthwestLocal history
Washington County Historical MuseumChipleyNorthwestLocal historywebsite, information
Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop MuseumsMaitlandCentralHistoric houseVictoria era family home and adjacent carpentry shop, operated by the Maitland Historic Society
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History CenterSt. PetersburgCentral WestMultipleNative Americans, natural history, art and local history
Welaka Maritime MuseumWelakaNortheastMaritimewebsite, handcrafted wooden steam boats, launches, and art objects
Wells'Built MuseumOrlandoCentralEthnic-African American
West Florida Railroad MuseumMiltonNorthwestRailroadRailroad cars and memorabilia from the L & N, Frisco and other railroads
West Pasco Historical Society Museum and LibraryNew Port RicheyCentral WestLocal history
Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, FloridaDunnellonCentralAviationwebsite, located at the Dunnellon/Marion County Airport
Wings Over Miami MuseumMiamiSoutheastAviationLocated at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, historic flying aircraft
Winter Garden Heritage MuseumWinter GardenCentralLocal historyExhibits include local citrus labels, Native American artifacts, railroad memorabilia
Winter Park Historical MuseumWinter ParkCentralLocal historywebsite
Wolfsonian-FIUMiamiSoutheastArtPart of Florida International University, late-19th and early-20th century design
World Erotic Art MuseumMiamiSoutheastArtwebsite, includes art, sculpture, tapestries and artifacts of erotic art
World Golf Hall of FameSt. AugustineNortheastSports
Ximenez-Fatio HouseSt. AugustineNortheastHistoric house19th century territorial and early statehood period life
Ybor City Museum State ParkTampaCentral WestLocal historyHistory of the local cigar industry and the immigrant communities there from the 1880s through the 1930s
Yesteryear VillageWest Palm BeachSoutheastOpen airHeritage 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 Children's MuseumDavieSoutheastChildren'sweb
Zephyrhills Depot MuseumZephyrhillsCentral WestLocal historywebsite, includes local history, railroad history and memorabilia
Zephyrhills Barracks MuseumZephyrhillsCentral WestMilitaryinformation, information, located in a World War II barracks building
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine ArtsEatonvilleCentralArtwebsite, also known as The Hurston, work of artists of African descent, including Zora Neale Hurston

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Defunct museums

Planned museums

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.ncac.org/art-law/sum-cub.cfm Significance: Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Inc. v. City of Miami
  2. ^ http://partners.nytimes.com/library/arts/102399miami-museum.html "In Miami, Earlier Parallel to Brooklyn Museum Controversy", New York Times, October 23, 1999
  3. ^ http://www.aero-web.org/museums/fl/fmam.htm Aviation Enthusiast Corner
  4. ^ http://www.lostparks.com/fredbear.html Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
  5. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/7481 Roadside America report, May 2003
  6. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/2856 Roadside America reports
  7. ^ http://www.kozmicdreams.com/tomgaskins.htm Photos
  8. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2061 Roadside America report
  9. ^ http://www.lostparks.com/knees.html Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
  10. ^ http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2063 Roadside America report

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