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Museum of Florida History Highlights Tours
These are guided tours offered Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The tour is approximately 20 minutes long and offers visitors a time to travel from prehistoric Florida to the present. For more information, contact 850-245-6400. Museum of Florida History, free.

The Knott House Museum Tour
Although, its history can be traced as far back as the Civil War when the Emancipation Proclamation was announced, the historic house is now restored to its early 20th-century appearance when the house was occupied by politician William Knott and his wife, Luella. Mrs. Knott composed verses about many of the items in her home and hosted social gatherings. For information about tours and special events, call 922-2459. Tours offered Wednesday-Friday, on the hour at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.; Saturday tours start at 10:00 a.m. and last tour starts at 3:00 p.m., free.

August 27, 2019

History at High Noon: Photographing Florida’s Environment
Join local photographers,Wade Bishop and Elizabeth George,as they share their experiences photographing Florida. Please note the Museum is currently seeking a new operator for the café and food is not available for purchase at this time. Food and drink are not permitted in the Museum theater. Before or after the program, be sure to visit the Museum of Florida History and Florida’s History Shop to see what’s new! The program is free and open to the public.

September 05, 2019

Mystery Night at the Museum: Mystery on the Hiawatha
A grandfather lost in the wilds of Florida. A granddaughter desperate to find him. Can you solve the mystery? Enjoy an evening of challenging enigmas, conundrums, and fun. Special prizes for those that can obtain the clues to find the missing grandfather. Light refreshments provided during the event. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of the Museums of Florida History and For the Table Hospitality

September 14, 2019

2nd Saturday Program:A Dazzling Disguise
Learn about the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II, the threats they faced, and the measures they took to protect their passengers and cargo. Discover the unique ‘dazzle’camouflage merchant ships used to confuse the enemy. Guests can draw their own ‘dazzle camo’ or insignia. Join us at the Museum of Florida History from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month for hands-on history for every member of the family. The program, admission, and parking are free.