T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum

330 S Jefferson St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Monday

Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our flagship museum is the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, which is housed in the three-story Mediterranean Revival architecture of the former Pensacola City Hall and was built in 1907. The Wentworth Museum, a highlight of the self-guided tour, is a general history museum with galleries dedicated to both permanent and changing exhibits. The first floor houses the Wentworth Store and ticket desk. 

Permanent Exhibits

The City of Five Flags

The City of Five Flags tells the unique story of Pensacola through artifacts, photographs and stories told through archaeology and preservation efforts. Renovated in 2012, the City of Five Flags exhibit includes streamlined timelines, engaging interactives, one-of-a-kind artifacts, and immersive environments all designed to help visitors experience life in Pensacola under five different flags.

For thousands of years, people have been discovering Pensacola. Warriors, conquistadors, presidents, heroes from all walks of life, and countless others have discovered that in trying to make their mark on Pensacola, Pensacola has made its mark on them.

What drew people here more than 450 years ago still captivates us today. The beautiful, unspoiled bay, the vivid pageantry of our multi-cultured history, and the promise of new discoveries from places that transcend time itself--this is Pensacola, City of Five Flags.

Trader Jon's

New Trader Jon's exhibit in the T.T Wentworth Museum

Martin "Trader Jon" Weissman, owner and namesake of Trader Jon's Bar, was well known for his personal eccentricities such as his famously mismatched socks and "Tradernomics" as well as his eclectic establishment. One of Pensacola's top tourist destinations for decades, Trader Jon's, decorated with photos and memorabilia, some traded for drinks, was a safe haven where young flight students, military personnel, astronauts and movie stars rubbed shoulders with local politicians, characters and the occasional ne'er-do-well. Trained as a U. S. paratrooper in WWII, Trader's lifelong love of naval aviation and his livelihood were inseparable. There was truly nothing like it on Earth! Step inside and experience the legend that was Trader Jon's.

Changing Exhibits

Philately & Friendship: The Art of ACE
August 24, 2017 - February 27, 2018

Philately & Friendship: The Art of ACE features 50 illustrated envelopes, as well as pages of personal correspondence, created by members of the Art Cover Exchange, also known as ACE. The postal art included in the exhibition was sent by ACE members around the world to fellow member and local artist Manuel Runyan during the 1930s and 1940s.

Often taking inspiration from newly released stamps, the envelopes boast individual designs of events important to the artists. Correspondence highlights day-to-day life as well as some of the major issues of the day. This intimate exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to explore an original social medium through the correspondence and artwork of ACE’s members. With over 300 members in the United States, Canada, England, France, Japan, and Australia, ACE was active from 1935 into the 1950s.

Patios, Pools, & The Invention Of The American Backyard

December 16, 2017 - February 25, 2018

The suburban backyard is an American original—an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. PatiosPools, & the Invention of the American Backyard explores the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design, and the birth of the environmental movement. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became such an integral part of American popular culture. PatiosPools, & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Garden’s Archive of American Gardens.