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History

This section includes local history museums, historic houses and other sites of historical significance. Museums focusing on the history of science, technology or industry are listed in the "Science & Technology" section. Museums focusing on natural history are listed in the "Creatures" and/or "Science & Technology" section. The gear icon indicates locations likely to be of greatest interest to steampunks.

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Boca Grande, FL, USA

The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse is on the southern tip of Gasparilla Island, and marked the Boca Grande Pass entrance to Charlotte Harbor. . .

Cape Coral, FL, USA

The museum has exhibits and collections related to the history of Cape Coral in Southwest Florida. . .

Inverness, FL, USA

The society operates the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum. . .

Crystal River, FL, USA

The Coastal Heritage Museum occupies the former City Hall built in 1939. . .

Naples, FL, USA

The Collier County Museums represents five museums in the county. . .

Tampa, FL, USA

Cracker Country is a rural Florida living history museum that features 13 original buildings dating from 1870 to 1912. . .

Bradenton, FL, USA

De Soto National Memorial commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto. . .

Dunedin, FL, USA

The Dunedin Historical Museum is a local history museum in downtown Dunedin. . .

Plant City, FL, USA

The society operates a local history museum and Archives Center in the 1914 Plant City High School. . .

Floral City, FL, USA

Floral City Heritage Hall Museum is located in a fire station building in downtown Floral City. . .

Cortez, FL, USA

The Florida Maritime Museum is situated on almost 4 acres of land in the historic fishing village of Cortez, Florida. . .

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Tampa, FL, USA

The Henry B Plant Museum is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus. . .

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Largo, FL, USA

Heritage Village is a 21-acre living history museum containing more than 28 historic structures, some dating back to the 19th century. . .

Osprey, FL, USA

Historic Spanish Point is a 30-acre museum and environmental complex in Osprey, Florida. . .

Sarasota, FL, USA

The society operates a museum campus with two historic buildings, the Bidwell-Wood House and Crocker Memorial Church (1901). . .

Immokalee, FL, USA

This museum occupies a former 13-acre cattle ranch and citrus grove about 44 miles east of Naples. . .

Marco Island, FL, USA

This non-profit operates the Marco Island Historical Museum complex. . .

Naples, FL, USA

This non-profit operates Historic Palm Cottage. . .

Plant City, FL, USA

This non-profit maintains a large collection of historic photographs related to Plant City. . .

St. Petersburg, FL, USA

St Petersburg Museum of History is the oldest museum in Pinellas County. . .

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Tampa, FL, USA

Tampa Bay History Center includes three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space covering 12,000 years of Florida history. . .

Venice, FL, USA

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