History and Social Studies

Featured History Museums/Exhibits

Florida Maritime Museum

On their guided or self-guided tours, visitors will view the Blake Banks Shell Collection, an impressive selection of sea specimens, as well as scale ship models and sea-inspired art. 4415 119th St. West, Cortez, FL, 34215. Tel: 914-708-6120. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

Learn about the history and accomplishments of African American police officers in Overtown, Miami through artifacts, documents, and video. 480 NW 11th Street, Miami, FL 33136. Tel: 305-329-2513/305-329-2547. Cost: Fee.

Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida

Focuses on the past Holocaust victims with exhibits and films from the tragic period. Exhibits include witness survivors, art work, and memorials. 851 N Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. Tel: 407-628-0555. Cost: Free/Suggested Donation.

National Naval Aviation Museum

From WWI aircraft to vintage uniforms, historical documents, and dioramas, this museum’s exhibits highlight the stories and the scientific achievements behind naval air power. Learn about aviation and history on a field trip, ride in a flight simulator, or see a movie in the Giant Screen Theater. 1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, FL 32508. Tel: 800-327-5002. Cost: Free/Fee.

Orlando Fire Museum

Established in 2002, a living history museum with tours of the firehouse. 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803. Tel: 407-898-3138. Cost: Free.

Tampa Bay History Center

Groups can visit this 60,000 square foot museum and learn about the history of the Tampa Bay region. 801 Old Water St, Tampa, FL, 33602. Tel: 813-228-0097. Cost: Fee.

Wings Over Miami

See vintage, World War II and Cold War aircraft on a tour of the museum. Miami Executive Airport, 14710 SW 128th St, Kendall, Miami, FL 33196. Tel: 305-233-5197. Cost: Fee.

Winter Garden Heritage Museum

Tour through a collection of Native American artifacts, photographs, and railroad memorabilia. 1 N. Main Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. Tel: 407-656-5544. Cost: Fee.