FAAHPN Museums

Directory of Florida African-American Museums

With each passing day, dozens of books, papers, photographs, diaries, artifacts, buildings, landmarks and other valuable historical records and resources are lost due to neglect, mishandling, and/or ignorance of their value.   These resources – that give voice to the African American story – are critically endangered and must be rescued, and documented, before it is too late.   It is for reasons such as this that the Florida African American Heritage Network (FAAHPN) exists as a professional museum and historical preservation association.   Its mission is to promote the preservation of African American landmarks and legacies and assist statewide museums in discovering, archiving and illuminating the blended interrelationships of African American, Native American and Europeans as an enduring public resource through tourism and education.

Museums

A. Quinn Jones houseA. Quinn Jones Home

  • Address:  1108 NW 7th Avenue, Gainesville, FL
  • Phone:  (352) 334-2205
  • Contact Person(s):  Mr. Nathalie McCrate
  • Web Site:  www.aqjmuseum.org

 


Accord Civil Rights MuseumAccord Civil Rights Museum

  • Address:  79 Bridge Street, St. Augustine, FL
  • Phone:  904-347-1382
  • Contact Person(s):  Gwendolyn Duncan
  • Web Site:  www.accordfreedomtrail.org

 


African American Heritage Society East Pasco

  • Address:  PO Box 302 – Lacoochee, Florida  33537
  • Phone:  352 796-9004 or 352-567-0441
  • Contact Person(s):  Brenda Barker or Imani Isukil
  • Web Site:  www.aahsepc.org

African American Heritage Society Kate Coulson HouseAfrican American Heritage Society Kate Coulson House – Historic Pensacola Village

  • Address: 200 East Church Street – Pensacola, Florida  32501
  • Phone:  (850) 469-1456
  • Contact Person(s):  Ms. Teniade “Toni” Broughton,  Dr. Lornetta Epps, Dr. Gael Frazer or Yolanda Dread
  • Web Site:  www.aahspensacola.org

African American Museum of the ArtsAfrican American Museum of the Arts (AAMA)

  • Address:  325 South Clara Avenue – P.O. Box 1319 – DeLand, Florida  32721
  • Phone:  (386) 736-4004 OR (386) 717-1773
  • Contact Person(s):  Mary Allen
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Web Site:  www.africanmuseumdeland.org

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. – Tampa Florida Chapter

  • Address:  27418 Sugar Loaf Drive – Wesley Chapel, Florida  33544
  • Phone:  813-907-6978
  • Contact Person: Robert Wimberly, President
  • Web Site: www.aahgs.org

American Beach MuseumAmerican Beach Museum

  • Address: Amelia Island, Florida
  • Phone: (904) 510-7036
  • Contact Person(s): Carol Alexander
  • E-mail:  alexander.productions@aol.com
  • Hours of Operation: Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday,1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Web Site: www.americanbaechmuseum.org

ASH GalleryASH Gallery

  • Address:  438 W. Georgia Street –  Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Phone:  850-510-5621
  • Contact Person(s):  Annie S. Harris
  • Hours of Operation: Saturday, 9am – 4pm
  • Web Page:  Click Here

 


Bealsville Historic Glover School CampusBealsville Historic Glover School Campus

  • Address:  5104 Horton Road, Plant City, FL 33567
  • Phone:  813-737-1352
  • Contact Person(s):  Gwendolyn Thomas
  • Hours of Operation:  Monday through Thursday, 10am to 2pm
  • Web Site:  www.bealsville.com

Blanchard House MuseumBlanchard House Museum

  • Address:  406 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Blvd – Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
  • Phone:  (941) 575-7518
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Martha Bireda
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Web Site:   www.blanchardhousemuseum.us

Broward County African American Research Library & Cultural CenterBroward County African American Research Library & Cultural Center


Carrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and MuseumCarrie Meek-James N. Eaton, Sr. Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum

  • Address:  445 Gamble Street – Tallahassee, Florida  32307
  • Phone:  850-599-3020
  • Contact Person(s):  Angelica Washington or Dr. Elizabeth Dawson (Interim Director)
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.famu.edu/BlackArchives

Clara White Mission/Eartha White MuseumClara White Mission/Eartha White Museum

  • Address:  613 West Ashley Street – Jacksonville, Florida  32202
  • Phone:  904-354-4162
  • Contact Person(s):  JuCoby Pittman
  • Web Site:  www.clarawhitemission.org/Home.aspx

 


Cotton Club Museum and Cultural CenterCotton Club Museum and Cultural Center

  • Address:  837 S.E. 7th Avenue – Gainesville, Florida  32601
  • Phone:  (352) 376-9956
  • Contact Person(s):  Vivian Filer
  • E-mail:  vivianfiler@att.net
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Dr. Carter G. Woodson MuseumDr. Carter G. Woodson Museum

  • Address:  2240 9th Ave South – St. Petersburg, Florida  33712
  • Phone:  727-323-1104
  • Contact Person(s):  Terri L. Scott (Chair)
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
  • Web Site: www.woodsonmuseum.org

Durkeeville Historical Society MuseumDurkeeville Historical Society Museum

  • Address:  1658 Kings Road – Jacksonville, Florida  32209-6199
  • Phone:  (904) 598-9567
  • Contact Person(s):  Pamela Scott
  • Hours of Operation: 10:00 am until 2:00 pm
  • Web Site:  www.durkeevillehistoricalsociety.com

Edward Waters College

  • Address:  1658 Kings Road – Jacksonville, Florida, 32209
  • Phone:  (904) 813-0020 or (904) 470-8152
  • Contact Person(s):  George Dandelake
  • Web Site:  www.ewc.edu

Family Heritage House Museum

  • Address:  5840 26th Street West – Bradenton, Florida  34207
  • Phone:  941-752-5319
  • Contact Person(s):  Kathleen Marsh
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.familyheritagehousemuseum.com

Florida Memorial University

  • Address:  15800 N.W. 42nd Ave – Miami Gardens, Florida  33054
  • Phone:  305-626-3600
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Tameka Bradley-Hobbs
  • Web Site:  www.fmuniv.edu

Goldsboro Historical MuseumGoldsboro Historical Museum

  • Address:  1211 Goldsboro Historic Blvd – Sanford, Florida  32771
  • Phone:  (407) 585-0692
  • Contact Person(s):  Francis Coleman Oliver
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Friday, 1:00 until 4:30p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.goldsboromuseum.com

Haitian Heritage Museum


Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Cultural ComplexHarry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Museum

  • Address:  North Area Parks Operations – 2180 Freedom Avenue – Mims, Florida  32754
  • Phone:  (321) 264-6595
  • Contact Person(s):  Sonja Mallard, Director
  • Web Site:  www.harryharriettemoore.org

Historic Jenkins HouseHistoric Jenkins House

  • Address:  815 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard – West Palm Beach, FL 33401
  • Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 158 – West Palm Beach, Florida  33402
  • Phone:  561-306-5838 or 561-832-1323
  • Contact Person(s):  Josephine Mulcahy
  • Web Page:  www.artistshowcase.org

Historic Virginia Key Beach ParkHistoric Virginia Key Beach Park – ​African Burial Ground Higgs Beach

  • Address:  4020 Virginia Beach Drive – Miami, Florida  33149
  • Phone:  (305) 960-4600
  • Contact Person(s):  Guy Forchion
  • Hours of Operation: 7am – Sundown
  • Web Site:  www.virginiakeybeachpark.net

John G. Riley House and MuseumJohn G. Riley House and Museum

  • Address:  419 East Jefferson Street – Tallahassee, Florida  32301
  • Phone:  850-681-7881
  • Contact Person(s):  Althemese Barnes or Marion McGee
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm and Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm
  • Web Site:  www.rileymuseum.org

Johnnie Ruth Clark Health CenterJohnnie Ruth Clark Health Center

  • Address:  1344 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
  • Phone:  727-824-8177 or 727-824-8181
  • Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 4 pm and Friday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

 


Kingsley PlantationKingsley Plantation

 


Knott House Museum Knott House Museum

  • Address:  301 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Phone:  (850) 922-2459
  • Contact Person(s):  Ms. Bea Cotellis
  • Hours of Operation: Guided Tours on the Hour | Free admission, donations accepted
    Wednesday–Friday: 1:00, 2:00, and 3 p.m.
    Saturday: 10:00, 11:00 a.m., Noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.museumoffloridahistory.com/about/sites/

L. B. Brown House MuseumL. B. Brown House Museum

  • Address: 470 L.B. Brown Ave – Bartow, Florida  33830
  • Phone:  863-534-0100
  • Contact Person(s):  Clifton Lewis
  • Web Site:  www.lbbrown.com

 


Lee County Black History Society

  • Address:  1936 Henderson Avenue – Fort Myers, Florida  33916
  • Phone:  239-332-8778
  • Contact Person(s):  Jarrett Eady or Betty Adams
  • Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m Wednesday – Friday, Saturday 12-3 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

Luster All African American History Museum

  • Address: 585 E. Summerlin Street – Bartow, FL  33830
  • Phone: 863-537-6658
  • Contact Person(s): Dr. Harvey Luster
  • E-mail: harveylester@comcast.net

Manhattan Casino Historic BuildingManhattan Casino Historic Building

 


Mary McLeod Bethune House MuseumMary McLeod Bethune House Museum – Bethune-Cookman University

  • Address:  640 Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd. – Daytona Beach, Florida  32114
  • Phone:  (386) 481-2122
  • Contact Person(s):  Dr. Tasha Youmans (Library Director) or Dr. Ashley N. Robertson (Curator/Director)
  • Hours of Operation: Seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with our last guided tour at 4:00 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.nps.gov/mamc/index.htm

Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage MuseumMary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum

  • Address:  314 N. Duss Street – New Smyrna Beach, Florida  32168
  • Phone:  (386) 428-6225 or (386) 478-1934
  • Contact Person(s):  Mr. Jimmy Harrell or Rev. Lorenzo Laws (Chairman)
  • Hours of Operation:  Wednesday through Saturday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Web Site:  www.blackheritagemuseum.org

Moseley House MuseumMoseley House Museum

  • Address:  11 Taylor St. – Eatonville, FL  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 625-8211 or (850) 575-2522
  • Contact Person(s):  Rosa S. Pickett or Rosa T. Brown
  • Hours of Operation: Regular operating hours are the fourth Saturday in each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for visitations, tours, receptions, meetings, programs, and family gatherings.
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Old Dillard MuseumOld Dillard Museum

  • Address:  1009 NW 4th Street – Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33311
  • Phone:  754-322-8828
  • Contact Person(s):  Derek T. Davis
  • Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Summertime hours are Monday thru Thursday 10:00 am to 4:00pm. June 13th to August 11th.)
  • Web Site:  www.broward.k12.fl.us/olddillardmuseum

Pinellas County African American History MuseumPinellas County African American History Museum

  • Address:  1101 Marshall Street – Clearwater, Florida 33755
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5785 – Clearwater, Florida 33758
  • Phone:  727-499-8067 or 727-475-8651
  • Contact Person(s):  Sandra Rooks or Lovetta Williams
  • E-mail:  sandrarooks@aol.com or vetta1978@yahoo.com

Bealsville, Inc, – Glover School Historic SitePlant City Bing Rooming House African American Museum

  • Address: 205 South Allen Street, Plant City, FL 33563
  • Phone: 813-757-6760/813-704-5800
  • Contact Person(s): William Thomas, Jr.
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am to 2pm
  • Web Site: www.plantcitybinghouse.com

Renaissance Park Living Heritage MuseumRenaissance Park Living Heritage Museum

  • Address: 5989 Hartsfield Road – Marianna, Florida  32446
  • Phone:  850-482-7497
  • Contact Person(s):  Danny Sylvester
  • E-mail:  renparklivingheritage@gmail.com

 


  Rhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage MuseumRhoda L. Martin Cultural Heritage Museum

  • Address:  376 Fourth Ave. – Jacksonville, Florida  32250
  • Phone:  904-305-8654
  • Contact Person(s):  Lillie Sullivan
  • Web Site:  rlmchc.comcastbiz.net

Ritz Theatre and MuseumRitz Theatre and Museum

  • Address:  829 North Davis St. – Jacksonville, Florida  32202
  • Phone:  904-807-2010 or 904-807-2014
  • Contact Person(s):  Adonnica L. Toler
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm  (last ticket sold at 4pm) Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Web Site:  www.ritzjacksonville.com

Robert W. Saunders Library Foundation, Inc. and Tampa Bay History Tours

  • Address:  1505 Nebraska Ave. – Tampa, Florida  33602-2849
  • Phone:  (813) 545-3183
  • Contact Person(s):  Fred Hearns
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 10:00am to 6:00pm
  • Web Site:  www.rwsaunders.org

Royal TheaterRoyal Theater

 


Spady Museum Complex_smSpady Cultural Heritage Museum

  • Address:  170 NW 5 Ave. – Delray Beach, Florida  33444
  • Phone:  561-279-8883
  • Contact Person(s):  Charlene Farrington Jones
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Web Site:  www.spadymuseum.com

Tallahassee_Museum_Hearth_Cooking2_smTallahassee Museum/History & Natural Sciences

  • Address:  3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32310
  • Phone:  (850) 575-8684 or Info line: (850) 576-1636
  • Contact Person(s):  Russell S. Daws
  • Hours of Operation: 9 am – 5 pm: Monday-Saturday | 11 am – 5 pm: Sunday | Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day
  • Web Site: www.tallahasseemuseum.org/explore-the-museum/museum-exhibits/old-florida/

The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South FloridaThe Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida

  • Address:  The Historic Lyric Theater – 819 NW 2nd Avenue 2nd Floor – Miami, FL 33136
  • Phone: 786-708-4610
  • Contact Person(s):  Timothy Barber
  • Web Site:  www.theblackarchives.org

Union Bank BuildingUnion Bank Building

  • Address:  219 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee Fl 32301
  • Phone: 850-599-3020

 

 


Wells’ Built Museum African American History & CultureWells’ Built Museum of African American History & Culture

 


Williams Academy Black History MuseumWilliams Academy Black History Museum

  • Address:  1936 Henderson Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33916
  • Phone:  (239) 332-8778
  • Contact Person(s):  Jarrett Eady or Betty Adams
  • Hours of Operation:  11 a.m. – 4 p.m Wednesday – Friday, Saturday 12-3 p.m.
  • Web Site:  www.leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

 


Zora Neale Hurston Festival - The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc.Zora Neale Hurston Festival – The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. (P.E.C.)

  • Address:  227 E. Kennedy Blvd. – Eatonville, Florida  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 647-3307
  • Contact Person(s):  N. Y. Nathiri
  • Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ; Saturday – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ; Closed on Sundays
  • Web Site:  www.zoranealehurstonmuseum.com/index.html

Affiliate Members

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. – Central Florida Chapter


Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine

  • Address:  1090 Bartow Avenue – Pensacola, Florida  32507
  • Phone:  (850) 261-0946
  • Contact Person(s):  Hank Harris
  • Web Site:  www.blackmeetingsandtourism.com

Center for the Study of African and African Diaspora Museums and Communities (CFSAADMC)


Essential History


Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency

  • Address:  802 NW 5th Avenue, Suite 200 – Gainesville, Florida  32601
  • Phone:  352-334-2748
  • Contact Person(s):  Stephanie Seawright
  • Web Site:  www.gainesvillecra.com

Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Black Hospitality Initiative

  • Address:  701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700 – Miami, Florida  33131
  • Phone:  305-539-3097
  • Contact Person(s):  Graylyn Swilley
  • Web Site:  www.blackhospitalitymiami.com

Historic Town of Eatonville, Florida

  • Address:  332 E Kennedy Blvd. – Maitland, Florida  32751
  • Phone:  (407) 623-1430 or (407) 623-8902
  • Contact Person(s):  Stephanye Y. Staggers
  • Web Site:  www.townofeatonville.com

J.D. Thomas Cultural Connection, Inc.

  • Address:  Sanford, Florida
  • Phone:  407.802.8566
  • Contact Person(s):  Jami D. Thomas
  • Web Page:  Click Here

Preserving Our History, Inc.

  • Address:  900 Cocoanut Ave. – Sarasota, Florida  34236
  • Phone:  913-908-4603
  • Contact Person(s):  Michelle Holland
  • Web Site:  www.preserveourhistory.org

Sirius Web Solutions

  • Address:  P.O. Box 68-0822 – Miami, Florida  33168-0822
  • Phone:  850-597-1707
  • Contact Person(s):  Kiah Graham
  • Web Site:  www.siriuswebsolutions.com

Stetson University – English Department

  • Address:  421 N. Woodland Blvd. – DeLand, Florida  32723
  • Phone:  386-822-7720
  • Contact Person(s):  Shawnrece Campbell
  • Web Site:  www.stetson.edu/artsci/english

The Improvement League of Plant City, Inc.

  • Address: 205 Allen St. – Plant City, Florida  33563
  • Phone:  813-545-1390
  • Contact Person(s):  Liesta  Sykes
  • Web Site:  www.improvementleague.com

UNESCO-TST-DUPREE PENTECOSTAL

  • Address:  1825 N. W. 22nd Street – Gainesville, Florida  32605
  • Phone:  352-281-2286
  • Contact Person(s):  Sherry Dupree
  • E-mail: sherryad@umich.edu or tibbs@ufl.edu

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