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Visit Historic Pensacola and Museums Free This Saturday

Join the UWF Historic Trust for its annual open house this Saturday, September 9 starting at 10 a.m.


This will be a free day of fun throughout the entire Historic Pensacola Museum complex. All museums will be open for free from 10:00-4:00. Zaragoza Street between Jefferson and Adams Streets will be closed. And all museum stores’ merchandise will be 10% off.

See the full schedule below:

Pensacola Museum of Art

  • 1st Floor Family Space: Coloring poster, books, and interactive activities
  • Depth of Field Curator Tours at 11:00 and 1:00 with Chief Curator Nick Croghan
  • Performance for Hotsy Totsy VroOom-o-Rama at tbd

Pensacola Children’s Museum

  • Scavenger Hunt and coloring sheets

Pensacola Museum of History

  • Behind the Scenes: Preservation Lab and Museum Basement with Lori McDuffie, 11:00 and 1:00

Voices of Pensacola

  • Musically Inclined: A Look at the Pensacola Jazz Scene currently on exhibit

Museum Plaza

  • America’s First Settlement Trail
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • UWF Archaeology Institute
  • Pensacola Archaeological Society
  • National Naval Aviation Museum
  • Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum
  • Pensacola Historic Preservation Society
  • Northwest Florida Maritime Landscape Alliance for Preservation
  • USS Alabama
  • UWF Archives and West Florida History Center

Museum Commerce

  • UWF Sea3D Lab open for tours
  • Pensacola Mountain Dulcimer Wildflowers

1805 Lavalle House

  • House tours every half hour between 10:00 and 2:00

Old Christ Church

  • Tour every half hour between 10:00 and 2:00

1890 Lear/Rocheblave House

  • House tours every half hour between 10:00 and 2:00

Historic Pensacola Village

  • Possum and Palmetto will demonstrate how to make paints and dyes using natural materials like indigo, wood chips, and onion skins. Possum and Palmetto is a local artist who works with natural pigments to create pieces showcasing our region’s native flora, fauna, and fungi. Visitors can buy her work and natural watercolor paint sets at Tivoli High House and the Pensacola Museum of Art during regular operating hours.
  • Little Green Bees
  • Colonial Fort Conde
  • Early 19th Century Living History
  • Candle dipping
  • War of 1812 reenactors
  • Creek War reenactors
  • American Civil War reenactors

Several food vendors will be on-site, including: