St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Ave. NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
St. Pete History Museum Website
The St. Petersburg Museum of History is located in downtown St. Pete at the beginning of the St. Pete Pier with a mission “to collect, preserve and communicate the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula.”
The museum’s main exhibition is the Flight One Gallery. Exhibits chronicle the early history of commercial aviation beginning with the world’s first commercial flight which began operating in 1914 between St. Petersburg and Tampa.
Schrader’s Little Cooperstown is a permanent exhibition on display at the St. Petersburg Museum of History that tells Tampa Bay’s 100 year history as a spring training destination. Exhibits include the world’s largest collection of autographed baseballs as well as artifacts from baseball players such as Babe, Ruth, Joe Dimaggio, and Jackie Robinson.
The St. Peterburg Museum of History also has 3 or 4 other exhibitions relating to local history and/or the works of local artists.