HistoryMiami is the premier cultural institution committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications, HistoryMiami advocates for helping everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future.

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Steph 12/02/2018
I’m so disappointed that this museum was a one star because I am born and raised from Miami .. Thank god it was free when I went ! If you’re reading this , please don’t go and waste gas or time. You’ll literally walk in and be there for no longer than 10 min. A good museum you’re in there for a good two hours or more. Miami needs to step it up!
Jon Sobs 07/02/2018
A real hidden gem of Miami that can be forgotten especially with the new art and science museums. The downstairs is really neat but it is really the upstairs exhibits that shine. They change in and out and are usually Miami centered. They also host the annual map fair upstairs which is a real neat event. Worth the trip if you like history and are in the area.
Nikki Lenoir 29/01/2018
Beautiful museum with amazing exhibits, but told almost completely from the european colonizers narrative (the word "Indians" was everywhere) and with only 2 poster sized "exhibits" on all of Miami's African American history. Those 2 aspects made it difficult to concentrate on all the awesomeness the museum had to offer, it was distracting. But beautiful and fun!
Microfile Internet Marketing 26/01/2018
The HistoryMiami Museum is something not to miss if you want to know how South Florida came to be. The North building is a treat with history dating back to the native Tequesta Indians thru the land development of Coral Gables up to Hurricane Andrew and it’s devastation. The downstairs at the time I visited had a great photo display of the Jewish community living on South Beach during the time of the 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s. The South building on the first floor was setup to show items from the mix of cultures here in South Florida. Not all items were of historic relevance, but they we’re culturally significant. There is a parking garage which was only $5 for those visiting the museum.
Andrew David 25/01/2018
a very fascinating and educational experience. The HistoryMiami Museum is a wonderful, informative, and educational experience that people of all ages can really enjoy. I'm a child at heart, so the hurricane Andrew exhibit really captured me. The hurricane simulation room is a rather exciting and educational addition to the museum, and the knowledge of the scale of destruction caused by this storm will leave you speechless. Along with this, there are many other works of fine art and displays that will engage your mind and fuel your imagination.

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Sponsored by the Marcia J. Kanner Memorial Fund. This program series looks at Miami’s history, from early settlers to its current evolution into a global city. Discussion points will include immigration, civil rights, gentrification, and other topics that help tell the story of the Magic City. Join us for a conversation about the role of spirituals, gospel, and R&B evolving to Soul music played during the Civil Rights era in Miami. Hear personal accounts from Dr. Marvin Dunn and Sam Moore “The Legendary Soul Man.”

Learn from master cook, Liliane Louis! Help her prepare some of Haiti’s most beloved dishes while listening to stories about the significance of specific ingredients and dishes to Haitian culture and history. Make griot (fried pork shoulder), fried plantains, pikliz (Haitian-style coleslaw), and akra (fried malanga fritters). Taste your creations, and leave with recipes to make these dishes at home! Beginners welcome. Recommended for ages 15+. Space is limited and advanced reservations and payment are required.




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Please note the museum is closed on the holidays listed below. New Year’s Day Labor Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Columbus Day President’s Day Veteran’s Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving Independence Day Christmas Day