Fodor's Expert Review T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum

Pensacola Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery Building/Architectural Site Tour–Sight Museum Village Family

Quick Facts

330 S. Jefferson St.
Pensacola, Florida  32591, USA

850-595–5985

www.historicpensacola.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Closed Mon.

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