HistoryMiami Museum


HistoryMiami Museum

A nationally accredited museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate, HistoryMiami Museum safeguards and shares Miami stories to inspire a sense of place and create an engaged community. We accomplish this through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications.
Four major divisions comprise HistoryMiami: the Museum, the Archives & Research Center, the Education Center, and the South Florida Folklife Center. The Museum of HistoryMiami is one of the largest private, regional history museums in the Southeast U.S.

Located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza in Miami, Florida, HistoryMiami Museum is a 70,000 square foot facility and home to more than one million historic images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920’s trolley car, gold and silver recovered from 17th and 18th century shipwrecks, artifacts from PanAm Airlines, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami.

If you live in South Florida or visit here and are curious about the region’s past, present and future, the Museum should be your first stop.

Check out the exhibition Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop FestivalThrough Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Did you know that Miami hosted the first East Coast rock festival? From May 18-19, 1968, the Miami Pop Festival took place at Gulfstream Park and featured legendary performers like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, and others. HistoryMiami Museum features this historic festival through an exhibition of rare photographs by Ken Davidoff, archival footage, and artifacts that illuminate the story of this groundbreaking event. Opening on the festival’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition highlights Miami in the late 1960s, organizers Ric O’Barry and Michael Lang (who later organized Woodstock), and the festival itself. It also includes the second Miami Pop Festival, which featured the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Fleetwood Mac. Come learn about a little-known, but seminal musical moment that Michael Lang described as “where the seeds of Woodstock were sown.”

You must have your confirmation and ID to get your tickets.

Tickets are valid for one visit during the month of purchase. All sales are final. Tickets are not transferrable to another month. 

On the first day of each month at 10:00 am Eastern time, a new set of tickets is available for purchase. The tickets may be used any day that the museum is open during the month of purchase. 

Please make sure to check the museum's hours in advance to verify that the museum is open on the day you wish to visit. www.historymiami.org