While driving east on Zarragossa Street in Downtown Pensacola, you may notice that as soon as you cross Tarragona Street, it's like you are driving back in time. That's because you have officially entered Historic Pensacola Village - where it's perfectly normal to see a man in colonial costume carving the better part of a musket, or a costumed woman cooking over a fire.
The village covers about 8.5 acres with 28 properties that range in architectural style from Greek Revival to Folk Victorian. One of the beautiful things about the Village is that truly spotlights the diversity of Pensacola’s 450+ years, all in a few square blocks. Eleven of the properties are open to tour groups, and guided tours are offered several times a day.
Pensacola Museum of History
The Pensacola Museum of History, Historic Pensacola's flagship museum, is housed in the three-story Mediterranean Revival architecture of the former Pensacola City Hall and was built in 1907. The first floor takes guests through a timeline of Pensacola's history since 1559 and features Don Tristan DeLuna's famous ship anchor, artifacts, and more. The second floor features the popular Trader Jon's exhibit, a remake of the popular 1990's bar on Palafox Street as well as other rotating exhibits.