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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.


May 13, 2017

2nd Saturday Family Program
Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 7-13) is the ideal time to learn how to get ready for potential tropical storms or hurricanes. Participants will receive a guided tour of the Spanish Shipwrecks exhibit focusing on the impact of hurricanes throughout Florida's history. Afterwards, play "hurricane safety bingo" and learn how to create a safety kit for your family.


May 18, 2017

Museum of Florida History 40th Anniversary Event
Free and open to the public. Join us at the Museum of Florida History to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Live music by The New 76ers, food by 4 Rivers Smokehouse, cake, and a champagne toast. Please R.S.V.P. to the Museum at 850.245.6400.


May 20, 2017

Emancipation Day Celebration at the Knott House Museum
On Saturday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Knott House Museum hosts its annual Emancipation Day Celebration with music and a dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. As part of the remembrance, a free picnic will be held in Lewis Park - across the street from the Knott House - at the conclusion of the program.