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The T. T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum is a museum of history located at 330 Jefferson Street in the Plaza Ferdinand VII in Pensacola, Florida. It is part of the Historic Pensacola Village museum complex. The building, reminiscent of the Alamo mission style, was built in 1907 as the Pensacola City Hall and served as such until 1985 when the present city hall was built at 180 Governmental Center, also known as 222 West Main Street. In 1989, the building was listed as the Pensacola City Hall in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.HistoryWentworth opened his first museum as a roadside stand in the suburb of Ensley in 1957, and continued to collect items of interest. His curiosity spanned a wide range of materials. In the 1980s, Wentworth said he would donate his entire collection to the city if it provided a permanent location in Pensacola. A state grant was signed by Governor Bob Martinez to enable the city to renovate the former city hall for this purpose, as the city had completed a new facility in 1985.The museum was officially opened in 1988. One floor is dedicated to Wentworth's eccentric collections, which include a mummified cat, among other items. The other two floors illustrate and interpret life in the Florida Panhandle over the centuries; some of the artifacts are from Wentworth's collection. The other floors house a science interactive museum for children. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Pensacola holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Historic Pensacola and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Put the Museum of History in Pensacola on your "Must-See" List and don't miss it. I spent most of my time on the second floor just mesmerized by the Trader Jon's exhibit. What a fun place! 
    Put the Museum of History in Pensacola on your "Must-See" List and don't miss it. I spent most of my time on the second floor just mesmerized by the Trader Jon's exhibit. What a fun place!  more »
  • Very good Pensacola history museum. Quite informative. Our big complaint is the pricing. You HAVE to buy a ticket ($10/ $9 seniors) that includes 5 other nearby sites, several of which are only... 
    Very good Pensacola history museum. Quite informative. Our big complaint is the pricing. You HAVE to buy a ticket ($10/ $9 seniors) that includes 5 other nearby sites, several of which are only...  more »
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  • Such a great historical place to visit. Loved Trader Jons exhibit. Love the Blue Angels. And the 3rd floor was extremely knowledgeable
  • I loved this museum, so much to see! The outdoor area and live village was so interesting and i loved being able to see replicas of the homes and buildings

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