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Historic Pensacola Village

  • 205 E. Zaragoza St. Map It
  • Pensacola

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Within the Seville Square Historic District is this complex of several museums and historic homes whose indoor and outdoor exhibits trace the area's history back 450 years. The Museum of Industry (200 E. Zaragoza St.), in a late-19th-century warehouse, is home to permanent exhibits dedicated to the lumber, maritime, and shipping industries—once mainstays of Pensacola's economy. A reproduction of a 19th-century streetscape is displayed in the Museum of Commerce (201 E. Zaragoza St.). Also in the village are the Julee Cottage (210 E. Zaragoza St.), the "first home owned by a free woman of color"; the 1871 Dorr House (311 S. Adams St.); and the 1805 French-Creole Lavalle House (205 E. Church St.).

Strolling through the area gives you a good (and free) look at many architectural styles, but to enter some of the buildings you must purchase an all-inclusive ticket at the Village gift shop in the Tivoli High House—which was once in the city's red-light district but now is merely a calm reflection of a restored home. Guided tours (at 11, 1, and 2:30, lasting 60–90 minutes) allow you to experience the history of Pensacola as you visit the Lavalle House, Dorr House, Old Christ Church, and the 1890s Lear Rocheblave House.

Sight Information

Address:

Tivoli High House, 205 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola, Florida, 32591, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Closed Mon.

Published 07/06/2017

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