Living History

*dependent on staffing

What is Living History?

Living history seeks to educate visitors by interpreting how people lived in the past through demonstrations and interaction.

Our colonial programming depicts life in the early 19th century when Pensacola was a colony under Spanish rule. Activities include gardening, candle making, laundry and more.

Interpreters demonstrate activities that were part of the average working-class family’s daily life.  Activities include gardening, cleaning, mending, needlecrafts, musket-cleaning, and fire-starting.

Museum Construction: There will be construction at several of our spaces this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience. Pardon our progress as we make improvements to some spaces and restore others. Dates will be confirmed, but be aware of these potential closures:

  • Dorr House
  • Museum of History third floor gallery, set to open in August 2024
  • Museum of Industry, set to reopen the week of June 10th
  • Julee Cottage
  • Lavalle Cottage
  • Lavalle Kitchen House
  • Lear/Rocheblave House

At Home Activities to Do:

Don't miss our Museum From Home page with our online resources and program updates, like Colonial Cooking at Home!

Let's Make Butter for kids!

Townsend's Colonial Cooking Videos and More

American History Kids Crafts

USS Constitution Fun and Games

Fun Colonial Games for Children to Play