Florida Holocaust Museum Saint Petersburg
Where is it at?
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th Street South
Where are we going today?
Some things in history, however tragic, still have shaped and influenced our world that we know today, which is why the Florida Holocaust Museum opened it's doors.
Located in St. Petersburg, this eye opening and moving museum honors the memory of those men, women and of course children, who either suffered in the Holocaust, or who didn't make it out.
More suitable for those older children who will be able to understand the stories and events, the museum is home to permanent exhibitions, as well as two temporary exhibition galleries.
The first permanent exhibition is History, Heritage and Hope, which lets you see original artifacts and historical photos to tell the story, with a strong emphasis on the personal stories of those local survivors.
The other exhibition is Kaddish in Wood, which are woodcarvings by a very talented artist who created carvings of French children who were victims of the Holocaust.
The two temporary exhibition galleries at the Florida Holocaust Museum often focus on one particular facet of that period in time. The changing nature means you can see something different on your next visit.
The 3rd floor of the museum holds small temporary exhibitions.
With a focus on the stories and faces from this infamous period in history, the museum really does justice to the memories of those who succumbed to this event.
It's a talking point for kids to learn the history of the events, and makes for an educational and sometimes emotional family day out.
How much does it cost?
- Children$8 (under 18) / $10 college students
When can we go?
10am - 5pm daily
All year round, but closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day, MLK Jr Day, Easter, Yom Kippur
At $7 per student for group tours, it's a great way for students to extend their history lesson to outside the classroom. Make sure you book in advance. .
There are plenty of places for you to grab something to eat before or after your visit .
Any Top Tips?
Public docent lef tours are available for visitors 2pm Saturdays.
Doing our bit
The museum have created a tasteful experience to honor the memory of those who died and suffered in the Holocaust. A moving experience. .
Need a little extra help?
The museum has made sure it is wheelchair accessible. If you have other requirements, get in contact and they will assist you. .
Can I get one of those?
The Museum Shop features literature on the Holocaust, as well as gifts and souvenirs for you to take home.
Admission includes FREE parking when there are spaces, and a free audio tour.
What people are saying?
by Alex R
Great exhibits on the main floor, but the upper floor could definitely use some more substance rather than just some abstract installations of art. The original box train car that transported holocaust victims is definitely the centerpiece of this museum. This installation brings a sense of reality of the holocaust right to your own senses. Had to pay $16 to enter this museum, which is very expensive just like all of the other tourist traps in downtown St. Petersburg.
by deidra Saraultsarjent
Gets right to your heart, the horrible suffering, the death of so many for such reasons.people have tried to say this never happened, but of course it happened. To see a family member killed to see a child, to wait in line when next it is your time, we must never allow something like this happen NEVER. God bless them all.
by Robert Alvarez
boring. just a ton of reading and little actual artifacts
by ANTHNONY DAPOLITO
A museum everyone should see, interactive and deeply profound.
But previous to entering visitors should ask if there would be tours during their visit.
Our visit was ruined by loud tour guides with large groups in front and behind us.
Great Barrington, MA
by Wesley Baquero
it's pretty modern, very clean, and easy to understand everything.