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:

  • Dorr House
  • Julee Cottage, set to reopen the week of July 29
  • Lavalle Cottage, set to reopen the week of July 29
  • Lavalle Kitchen House, set to reopen the week of July 29
  • Lear/Rocheblave House, set to reopen the week of July 29
  • Museum of History third floor gallery, set to open in August 2024

Zaragoza Street Work: 

The City of Pensacola will begin improvements to the sidewalks and roadway on Zaragoza Street with intermittent road closures in Historic Pensacola Village starting Monday, July 8. The construction, which aims to enhance the safety and accessibility of Zaragoza Street in Historic Pensacola Village, will include a raised pedestrian crossing at the Tivoli High House to the Village proper, curb extensions along the south side of the street, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks, and bollard installation at both ends of Zaragoza Street. There may be visitor impacts due to construction noise and intermittent sidewalk and street closures. The project is expected to be completed in October, weather permitting. 

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