Appleyard Storytelling Cottage

213 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola, Florida 32502

Looking for a John Appleyard publication, visit the Tivoli High House Store from 10:00-4:00.

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

The University of West Florida Historic Trust and Apple Corps Foundation presents the Appleyard Storytelling Cottage, an exhibition featuring Pensacola's premier storyteller, John Appleyard. The exhibition features many of Appleyard's stories and celebrates his numerous contributions to community. He worked with Cox Communications to record 51 different stories, some featuring one 15-minute episode and some including multiple episodes and lasting as long as 90 minutes. Each story is available as a part of the exhibition. 

You can also watch Mr. Appleyard's videos on our YouTube channel.

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, will include a raised pedestrian crossing at the Tivoli High House, curb extensions along the south side of the street, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks, and bollard installation at both ends of Zaragoza Street. Visitors may be impacted due to construction noise and intermittent sidewalk and street closures. Traffic will be detoured and guided as needed. The project is expected to be completed in October, weather permitting. 

Appleyard has published more than 100 books, including histories of prominent local families, novels and non-fiction works detailing the area's rich history, and a series of more than 100 mysteries involving two 1900s-era Pensacola policemen. His work also includes the plays, "The Second Great Document" and "The Third Great Document," along with numerous radio reenactments and plays focusing on local and regional history.