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Historic Pensacola Tours that are Fun and Factual

Mike Fisher

March 29th 2022

Historic Pensacola Tours that are Fun and Factual

Pensacola history tours are among some of the top things to do in Pensacola, Florida! A city with strong ties to world-changing events, Pensacola offers intriguing tours ranging in topics from the American Civil War, to landmarks dating back centuries.

Whether a ghost hunting enthusiast searching for proof of an afterlife, a military buff hungry for never-before heard war stories, or someone who simply wants fun things to do in Pensacola, Florida, Pensacola history tours are the perfect solution! Keep reading for a full list of Historic Pensacola Tours that are Fun and Factual!

Table of Contents

  • Historic Pensacola Segway Tour
  • Ghost & Graveyards Tour
  • T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum
  • Pensacola Civil War History Tour
  • Red Light District Tour
  • Historic Pensacola Village
  • Pensacola Landmark City Tour
  • Pensacola Children’s Museum

 


 

Scenic Pensacola Boat Tour

 

dolphin cruise boat tour in pensacola beach

Explore the waters surrounding Pensacola and Pensacola Beach, while taking in the sights of protected beaches, wildlife, and historic landmarks. Pensacola beach boat tours are the perfect way for the whole family to take advantage of Pensacola’s coastline, while enjoying a relaxing and memorable ride in the Gulf of Mexico. If you’re itching to see dolphins during your time in Pensacola or Pensacola Beach, check out our guide covering how to purchase dolphin cruise tickets at the best times, and lowest rates.

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Historic Pensacola Segway Tour

 

historic pensacola segway tours

Slide and glide through the streets and take in beautiful downtown Pensacola on a segway

 

Explore Pensacola, Florida, in a whole new way on a Historic Pensacola Segway Tour! Glide through the streets of the “City of Five Flags” hitting monuments, landmarks, and historic locations including Veteran’s Memorial Park and Plaza De Luna!

 

Ghost & Graveyards Tour

 

historic pensacola ghost tour

Pensacola, FL, is full of history, which means the nearby ghost tours are sure to fright and excite

 

Hear spooky stories involving Pensacola’s rich history and notorious residents. Stop at locations of spiritual turbulence including the Pensacola historic downtown, and even stop at a notable cemetery. This tour is guaranteed to satisfy lovers of both history and the supernatural.

 

T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum

 

child enjoying the museum

Even the little ones love visiting the museum! One of the top things to do in the winter in Pensacola, visiting area museums is both fun and informative

 

Housing a treasure trove of artifacts capturing Pensacola’s and West Florida’s rich history. With three floors of exhibit space featuring Spanish and Native American artifacts dating back over 300 years, the displays are as interesting as they are ancient!

T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is one of the top things to do in Pensacola, Florida, with low-price admission and half-price Sundays from 12pm - 4pm! For more information, click here: http://www.historicpensacola.org/plan-your-visit/museums-properties/tt-wentworth-museum/.

 

Pensacola Civil War History Tour

 

historic artifact from the civil war

Pictured above is just one of the many historic artifacts you’ll see along the way during your Pensacola Civil War History Tour

 

Before the Civil War, Pensacola was the largest and most prosperous city in the country. Travel back to the pre-war era and learn about a city divided, and what role Pensacola played in the North vs South struggle.

Visit historic forts, and tour the city in a modernized 1930’s Ford Bus. This amazing Pensacola bus tour not only allows you to see the sights, but lets you ride in style along the way!

 

Red Light District Tour

 

red light district tour in pensacola fl

Image of historic Downtown Pensacola, one of the stops during the Red Light District Tour, from Wikimedia

 

This Rated “R” romp through Pensacola takes guests through the racier parts of Pensacola’s history. Firsthand accounts of the city’s risque past heat up this 2-hour tour that includes a trip to a former brothel.

 

Historic Pensacola Village

 

historic pensacola village

In a recent Traveler Story, it states that a Pensacola bus tour is the perfect way to see the Pensacola Historic Village, pictured above. Image from Wikimedia

 

The Pensacola Historic Village contains more than 20 historic buildings managed and maintained by the local university. The Village is located in the Pensacola Historic Downtown, and furnished mostly by the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. Admission is purchased for a full week, allowing plenty of time to explore the almost 2 dozen homes and buildings!

 

Pensacola Landmark City Tour

 

pensacola landmark

Image from Flickr

 

Get to know Pensacola on a tour of its most popular landmarks! Dr. Bill Spain narrates this entertaining tour through the city covering the Pensacola historic downtown, the Frisco Railroad, and more stunning sights.

Another great way to explore the local landmarks is by renting a bicycle and exploring the city. This is a great way to explore the ins and outs of the city, while getting some fresh air at the same time!

 

Pensacola Children’s Museum

 

childrens museum in pensacola fl

One of the top kid-friendly things to do in Pensacola, the Pensacola Children’s Museum is sure to please even the pickiest of people! Image from Wikipedia

 

Located at the Arbona Building at 115 East Zaragoza St, the museum offers hands-on exploration into science and history for children 2-13. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm, there is plenty of time to check out this local landmark during a Pensacola, Florida, vacation!

 


 

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