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T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum

  • 330 S. Jefferson St. Map It
  • Pensacola

Published 09/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Even if you don't like museums, this one is worth a look. Housed in the elaborate, Renaissance revival–style former city hall, it has an interesting mix of exhibits illustrating life in the Florida Panhandle over the centuries. One of these, the City of Five Flags, provides a good introduction to Pensacola's history. Mr. Wentworth was quite a collector (as well as a politician and salesman), and his eccentric collection includes a mummified cat (creepy) and the size 37 left shoe of Robert Wadlow, the world's tallest man (not creepy, but a really big shoe). A wide range of both permanent and traveling exhibits include a rare collection of dollhouses, Black Ink (a look at African-Americans' role in printing), Hoops to Hips (a review of fashion history), Civil War exhibits, and a kid-size interactive area with a ship and fort where kids can play and pretend to be colonial Pensacolans.

Sight Information


330 S. Jefferson St., Pensacola, Florida, 32591, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4

Published 09/18/2015


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