Museum of Commerce

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The Museum of Commerce is a reconstruction of a Pensacola streetscene using businesses that actually existed in Pensacola between 1880 and 1910. In particular, there is a toy store, a leather store, a hardware store, a music store, a print shop, a gas station, and a trolley. There is also a classroom that resembles a train station from the outside. It is part of the Historic Pensacola Village. If there is an employee of Historic Pensacola present, supervised groups may be let into stores, upon that employee's discretion.

The Museum of Commerce is rented out by Historic Pensacola for various events.[1]

Miscellaneous Facts[edit]

  • The print shop contains one of the most complete collections of antique presses and type in the Southeast.[2]
  • The man who owned the peanut stand next to the print shop put four children through college selling peanuts on Palafox (a road in downtown Pensacola) in the early 20th century.
  • The trolley has reversible seats, as there was no way for the train to turn around; the conductor took his wheel to the other end, and simply went the other direction.


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