Museum of Industry & Commerce
If you happen to be strolling around Historic Pensacola Village you may want to make a stop at the Museum of Industry and/or Museum of Commerce, both highly popular tour stops in the area! These fine historic museums allow guests to immerse themselves into the past days of early Pensacola, with exhibits showing you the earliest forms of successful industry and what that industry brought the city.
The Museum of Industry describes in detail the main industries of early Pensacola, which included lumbering, brick making, railroads, and commercial fishing. These things 'propelled the city from a sleepy frontier garrison into a thriving community center in the 19th century'.
The Museum of Commerce is just right across the street, sit within a brick turn-of-the-century warehouse. Inside you will find a reconstructed 1890's era (1880-1910) streetscape of Pensacola, complete with historic shops filled with antique toys, hardware, household goods, and more. There is also an onsite print shop recreation that contains one of the most complete collections of antique presses and type in the southeast! Extras to see include examples of horse-drawn buggies and an antique city trolley car.
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