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Antiquing in the Pensacola Bay Area

Whether you’re just getting started in antiquing or if it’s been a lifelong hobby, you’ll find that the hunt for the eclectic and historic is easy and unpretentious in the Pensacola Bay Area.

West Pensacola

You won’t find large warehouses with super-pricey items or glamorous glass front windows dripping with gold dipped chandeliers.  Instead, a quaint row of shops known as Pensacola’s Antique Row dot the west side of town as you head out toward the Navy base.  If you’re in the market for small five-dollar knick knacks, rare figurines, dishes, glass pieces, furniture or vintage signs, you can spend hours searching through spots like T&W Flea Market, Blue Moon Antiques, Oooodles, Antiques and More, Allison’s and Rusty Relic, just to name a few.

North Pensacola

If you are heading north, you can spend an entire afternoon exploring Miles Antique Mall on Bayou Blvd. It’s the largest antique mall in Florida with more than 500 vendors and features a massive two-floor showroom with themed rooms offering everything from new and old furniture to vintage collectibles to local art and boutique clothing. Another must-stop shop is Time and Time Again Antiques and Restoration on North Ninth Ave. This antique mall offers authentic vintage furniture, clothes, and accessories that span decades of styles.

Downtown Pensacola

In Pensacola proper, the serious antique seekers should stop by Poor Richards Antiques on Ninth Ave., a premier antique store with beautiful finds like unique furniture and European imports. From there, travel just a few blocks south of Cervantes Street and stop in a handful of antique shops dotting Ninth Avenue for even more unique finds — Betty Paul’s Antiques, Jackson Hill Antiques, Toad Hall Antiques and Gifts, or On the Avenue.

Historic Antiques

And, if you’ve just come to browse and not buy, fascinating antiques and collectibles can be found at two local museums — the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola and the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum in downtown Pensacola.

Those who appreciate history and the story behind an object will enjoy an up-close view of the vintage signs, historical photographs and centuries-old artifacts showcased at the T. T. Wentworth Museum. The museum also features streamlined timelines, engaging interactive activities and immersive environments all designed to help visitors experience life in Pensacola under five different flags. Admission is free.

More than 150 beautifully restored antique planes are on display at the National Naval Aviation Museum – including rare and one-of-a-kind planes like the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean, the first to land at the South Pole, and a World War II-era trainer flown by President George H.W. Bush. Priceless artifacts tell the story the Navy’s role in aviation as it relates to combat and scientific discovery. The museum is also brimming with interactive exhibits, vintage uniforms, historical documents and immersive dioramas that bring the past to life. Admission is free.

So, whether you have $5 or $5,000, you can make a day of pickin’ through Pensacola’s wide range of antique shops and stops.

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