Polk County Historical Museum

Đánh giá Polk County Historical Museum, Bartow

Polk County Historical Museum
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 17:00
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09:00 - 15:00

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Gaslamp9
Gainesville, FL448 đóng góp
Great Find
thg 9 năm 2021
This is a fabulous museum. It's located in downtown Bartow, and easy to find. The building itself is a relic of history.

We were struck by the thoughtful display of information and artifacts. It makes you feel like you're walking down Main Street, USA.

We spent a good two hours here, and could have spent even more time. This is a true gem for the area!
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Arielfl
Coconut Creek, FL1.531 đóng góp
Where History Comes Alive
thg 3 năm 2021
The Polk County History Center is located in the historic 1908 Courthouse located on Main Street in Bartow. I love this trend of turning these historic courthouses into history museums when their cities outgrow the space. These old courthouses are designed in an elegant Neoclassical design. They also made courthouses into museums in Orlando and West Palm Beach. The 1908 courthouse in Bartow served as the Polk County Courthouse from 1908 until 1987. In 1988 the building was turned into the Polk County History Center and Genealogical Research Library. In 1989 the courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Admission to the museum is free and there is free street parking. You start your self guided tour with a video exhibition guide. The museum has 11 permanent and four temporary galleries over two floors.On the first floor is a gift shop and 7 galleries that cover history from the pioneers to the industrialists. Displays include what school was like at the turn of the century, early 1900's women's fashion, World Series championships, area landmarks, fishing, lost attractions, historic Dixie Hwy, Publix, Coke a Cola, trains, the citrus industry, cattle ranching, pioneers, and African-Americans in early Polk County.

On the second floor there are two restored courtrooms, one from 1908 and one from 1926, the genealogical library, displays about Polk County's military history and the paleo Indians including, a dugout canoe from 400-570 AD, an arts and culture gallery, and displays about women's suffrage, In the temporary gallery they were having a quilt exhibit.

I love that the courthouse is rumored to be haunted. A lady in white has been reported on the second and third floors and screams have been heard in the basement. Some guests have reported cold spots. As you walk around the galleries it is not too difficult to imagine that this building is haunted.

I had a very nice time exploring the museums collection of fossils, clothing, military relics, and household items. The Polk County History Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. This is a really great museum with a wide range of items s that will appeal to everyone and it's free. Come out and learn about the history of Polk County and Florida's heritage.
Đã viết vào 13 tháng 3, 2021
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Polk Peasent
6 đóng góp
Yay for History!
thg 10 năm 2020
Another great place to visit while in the area if you love history! You can also walk down Main Street, which is so cute! Another fun fact is they says it's haunted. I don't know if that's true but I wouldn't want to sleep there overnight. All the old buildings in Polk County have that old smell and feel that makes the imagination run a little wild. Free old smells and history...what's not to love?
Đã viết vào 6 tháng 11, 2020
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Guy D
Quebec, Canada1.087 đóng góp
De toute beauté !
thg 3 năm 2020 • Bạn bè
Cet immeuble datant de 1908 qui servait initialement de Palais de Justice a été converti en Musée et Bibliothèque et cela pour le plus grand plaisir des visiteurs car l'endroit est de toute beauté.
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ZontaQueen
3 đóng góp
History of our county and a genealogical library
thg 1 năm 2020
Well done exhibits in an accredited museum, a boast that many smaller museums can't make. There is a wonderful children's space as well. The monthly programming brings us back frequently.
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BackPacker56613
4 đóng góp
Historical and Fun
thg 11 năm 2019 • Gia đình
Friendly museum with a lot of history of Polk County.
The children’s rooms are fun for small children.
It’s one of the best kept little secrets!
Đã viết vào 6 tháng 11, 2019
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Chris J
Market Drayton, UK152 đóng góp
Very Interesting visit
thg 10 năm 2019 • Cặp đôi
Visiting the area from UK and were recommended by a local resident to visit the museum , a very good suggestion.
The previous courthouse has been restored to it's former glory and contains so much history and artefacts of Polk County.
Glad we took time out to visit
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Tim J
Bartow, FL87 đóng góp
Hidden Gem.
thg 10 năm 2018 • Một mình
This is a prime example of never seeing what’s right in front of you. It’s a true local treasure in downtown. I’ve driven by it for years without going in and I was so glad I finally did. They have wonderful exhibitions on local history, in a beautifully maintained building.
It’s a must see for visitors as well as locals.
Đã viết vào 16 tháng 9, 2019
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Linda E
74 đóng góp
An Impressive Display of Florida History
thg 6 năm 2019 • Bạn bè
Our local anthropological society visited as a group and thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this facility. Dedicated staff guided our tour and the museum shows the efforts of all involved in its historic restoration. A beatiful collection and a learning experience to be enjoyed by all. Well done !
Đã viết vào 9 tháng 6, 2019
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Ted E
Port Charlotte, FL158 đóng góp
Beautiful Building, perfect exhibits, warm and dedicated staff
thg 6 năm 2019 • Bạn bè
My highest regards for the Polk County Commissioners. This government funded restoration of the beautiful 1908 Courthouse and the creation of a history museum has been awesome. The museum and the incredible staff are ambassadors for the rich history of Polk County. So much attention to detail. As an other who has researched the history of Bartow and Polk County, this history center does justice to the incredible people ,places and events of their past. Counties considering the creation of a county history museum, simply must visit Polk's. I took a group on a field trip and did not allow enough time. Frankly, you need to spend the better part of a day, since there is so much to see.
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Giờ mở cửa của Polk County Historical Museum:
  • T3 - T6 9:00 - 17:00
  • T7 - T7 9:00 - 15:00