Tours

Colonial cooking in the Lavalle Kitchen House.

Colonial cooking in the Lavalle Kitchen House

Self-Guided Tours

Our knowledgeable team with assist you in planning your own self-guided tours of the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum, the Museum of Commerce, the Museum of Industry, the Julee Cottage, Manuel Barrios Cottage and the John Appleyard Storytelling Cottage.

Please note that all tours are subject to change due to renovation and repair. Please contact us for the most current and updated information. You may contact the Tivoli High House Store at 850-595-5993 or our administrative office at 850-595-5985.

Guided Tours

We offer guided tours of our historic homes and buildings Tuesday through Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Guided tours are included in admission to Historic Pensacola. Tours last approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Guests receive an in-depth tour of the 1805 French-Creole Lavalle House, the 1871 Dorr House, the 1832 Old Christ Church, and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. We also offer seasonal themed tours Tuesday through Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Currently, we offer the Historic Architecture Tour at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tour meets at the Tivoli High House. 

Special Program Tours

We also offer seasonal themed tours Tuesday through Saturday at 2:30 p.m. These tours are included with admission to Historic Pensacola. Currently, we offer the Historic Architecture Tour. This tour meets at the Tivoli High House.

  • Victorian Holiday Traditions: November 15-December 23 at 2:30 p.m. Lear/Rocheblave House, (214 East Zaragoza St.) Visit the Lear/Rocheblave home as it is decorated with holiday cheer and learn how families celebrated the season in the late 19th century. Visitors learn how the season evolved from ancient harvest festivals to raucous colonial celebrations to a family centered holiday. Learn the history of Christmas trees, mistletoe, poinsettas, stockings, Santa Claus and more.

Private Group Guided Tours

Tour A la Carte! Planning a family or military reunion? What about a fun and rewarding activity for your business staff? If so, we are happy to offer a private, guided tour of Historic Pensacola to meet your needs.

Groups may create their own specialized tour, choosing from our different tour buildings! Guests may receive a tour of the 1805 Lavalle House, the 1871 Dorr House, the 1832 Old Christ Church and the 1890 Lear/Rocheblave House. Tours may last approximately one hour to two hours, according to group needs.

To book a tour, or for further information, please contact Jim McMillen, museum educator, at 850-595-5985 x112, or email him. Please book all tours at least two weeks prior to tour or as soon as possible. Tours may begin as early as 10 a.m. and no later than 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday

Private, guided tour group rates: $7.00 per person (group rate), or $70.00 flat fee for groups of less than 10 people.

Living History Demonstrations 

Historic Pensacola Village also maintains a daily schedule of living history programs throughout the week, including Colonial Laundress, Victorian Leisure, Colonial Aprons, Colonial Candle Making, and Colonial Cooking.

Our 2016 Winter Season schedule is:

Tuesday Laundry and Soap

Wednesday Candle Making

Thursday Gardening and Black Drink

Friday Woodworking or Trading Post

Saturday Colonial Foodways: Cooking

We are always looking for Living History volunteers. Potential volunteers should know that we work in all weather conditions, such as summer heat and winter cold. Costuming is provided. Working as a Living History volunteer is a great way to build necessary skills such as public speaking and interaction with various audiences. Living History volunteers help bring history to life for the public and have the opportunity to make lifelong memories for our visitors. For more information on volunteering check out Volunteering or contact Community Engagement Coordinator Wendi Davis at 850-595-5985 ext. 111 or wdavis4@uwf.edu

For more information on our Living History schedule, please contact our Living History Coordinator Phillip Mayhair at 850-595-5985 ext. 108 or pmayhair1@uwf.edu.