Trader Jon's

One of Pensacola's top tourist destinations for decades, Trader Jon's was named after infamous owner Martin "Trader Jon" Weissman. Decorated with photos and memorabilia, this space 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. Any intimate event with a lively group of friends would be perfectly suited for this vibrant space, inside the Pensacola Museum of History. 

Rental Rate:

Monday - Sunday (4-hour booking) Available beginning at 3:00pm  $500.00

*All bookings include a refundable $250.00 security deposit due two months prior to the event. This is in addition to the rental fee listed above. 

**Insurance is required for all events at all UWF Historic Trust properties. 

  • How can we pay the rental fee and when is it due?

    Once the Event Coordinator has received a completed rental agreement, they will contact you about making payments. The first half of the rental fee plus tax is due once the rental agreement has been received. The remaining half of the rental fee plus the $250.00 refundable security deposit is due two month prior to the event. Payments can be made with a credit card or by check. The Event Coordinator will provide additional payment instructions after the rental agreement has been received.

  • What does the security deposit cover and is it refundable?

    A refundable security deposit is required for all UWF Historic Trust venues and it is due two months prior to the event. The security deposit will be refunded after the event provided no damages have occurred, the venue is left clean and in acceptable condition, all rules and requirements are followed, and time limits are not exceeded. An invoice will be sent following the event in the case that damages, cleaning fees, or additional hours exceed $250.

  • Do we need to obtain event insurance?

    Yes, for each venue that is rented, liability insurance must be provided to cover major damages that may happen during the event. This type of insurance can be purchased from many different insurance companies. Proof of insurance must be submitted to the Event Coordinator at at least two months prior to the event. Additional information on the insurance requirements can be found in the rental agreement. 

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    The 50% initial payment – less a $200.00 administration fee – is refundable should you cancel your reservation with a written notice via email to at least six months prior to your scheduled event. Cancellation request submitted less than six months prior to the event will not be refunded. Venue rentals are not transferable to other venues or dates.  



The Trader Jon's Exhibit can accommodate 50-75 guests for receptions only.

Rental Period:

The Trader Jon's Exhibit is rented in 4-hour time blocks. If available, additional time can be added to the rental for $125.00 per hour. Requests for additional time must be submitted a minimum of one month prior to the event.


Booking includes the use of (3) cocktail tables, (3) 6-foot rectangular tables, and 20 chairs. Linens are not provided.

Please review the FAQs on the Historic Venues page for more information.

Booking and Contact Information:

For booking information or to schedule a site visit, please contact our Event Coordinator:



  • Trader Jon's Exhibit Rental Availability Calendar

    Below is the Trader Jon's Exhibit rental availability calendar. The current rental period ends on December 31, 2025. The rental calendar for 2026 will open in January 2025. The calendar view for any dates after 2024 is not accurate and should not be used for planning events.

    Requests must be submitted at least one month prior to the event. 

    *Dates are not held without a completed rental agreement and initial payment. Please contact us at to confirm availability and the start the reservation process. 


Photos of the Trader Jon's Exhibit:

People at the bar in the Trader Jon's Exhibit