History & Heritage Museums
The St. Petersburg Museum of History is perched right at the entrance to the new St. Pete Pier District, a location that makes it easy to explore the museum and then have a great meal and a drink along the waterfront afterwards. There's lots to enjoy here, including "Little Cooperstown" - the world's largest collection of baseballs; the Flight One Gallery that celebrates the world's first commercial flight from St. Pete to Tampa in 1914; and the Sunshine City Gallery, depicting the many colorful eras of the city's life.
At the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Pete, exhibits artfully detail the economic, social and political backdrop that occurred over decades and contributed to the horrors of the Holocaust. Listen to survivors’ recorded accounts of the atrocities, feel the fear and courage in their voices and study photos and artifacts documenting their experiences.
Named after a historian and civil rights activist, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in the Deuces Live neighborhood in St. Pete hosts exhibits, events and discussions to promote understanding of Black history. A Black History Matters street mural is in front of the museum – a contribution of many local artists. This museum is modest in size now, but there are plans to expand it into a 29,000-square-foot space (stay tuned).