AAA Editor Notes
Historic Pensacola Village, is part of Historic Pensacola and bounded north by Government St., south by Main St., east by Seville Square and west by Plaza Ferdinand. This complex of houses and museums reflects 450 years of Pensacola's history. The 1805 Julee Cottage (210 E. Zaragoza St.) once belonged to Julee Panton, a free African-American woman; the exhibits tell the story of African-Americans living in northwest Florida through the 19th century. The 1805 Lavalle House (205 E. Church St.) was built during Florida's second Spanish period. A rare example of French Creole Colonial architecture, the house is furnished to reflect the Pensacola frontier. The 1871 Dorr House (311 S. Adams St.) is an example of Greek Revival architecture with furnishings representing the late Victorian period. The 1890 Lear-Rocheblave House (214 E. Zaragoza St.) reflects on Pensacola's seafaring tradition and the transitioning home life resulting from industry and innovation 1890-1910. Manuel Barrios Cottage (209 E. Zaragoza St.) displays a kitchen and living room vignette that looks back on the Roaring '20s, when the city was growing and embracing new technology. Margaret McMillan Cottage (213 E. Zaragoza St.) showcases life on the home front and Northwest Florida's military expansion during World War II.
The Museum of Commerce (201 E. Zaragoza St.) features a full-scale replica of an 1890s Pensacola street inside a 19th-century warehouse. Printing presses, a hardware store, a toy shop and a horse-drawn buggy collection are among the exhibits. The Museum of Industry (200 E. Zaragoza St.) displays photographs, tools and equipment related to the 19th-century industrial boom in west Florida. Exhibits focus on Pensacola's fishing, brickmaking, railroad and lumber industries.
Guided tours lasting 1.5-2 hours depart from the Tivoli House store and visit the Dorr, Lavalle and Lear-Rocheblave houses as well as Old Christ Church.
Guided tours are available.