Julee Cottage

210 E Zaragoza St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Museum Construction: There will be construction at several of our spaces this summer. We apologize for the inconvenience. Pardon our progress as we make improvements to some spaces and restore others:

  • Dorr House
  • Museum of Industry, set to reopen the week of July 9
  • Julee Cottage, set to reopen the week of July 9
  • Lavalle Cottage, set to reopen the week of July 9
  • Lavalle Kitchen House, set to reopen the week of July 9
  • Lear/Rocheblave House, set to reopen the week of July 9
  • Museum of History third floor gallery, set to open in August 2024

Zaragoza Street Work:

The City of Pensacola will begin improvements to the sidewalks and roadway on Zaragoza Street with intermittent road closures in Historic Pensacola Village starting Monday, July 8. 

The construction, which aims to enhance the safety and accessibility of Zaragoza Street, will include a raised pedestrian crossing at the Tivoli High House, curb extensions along the south side of the street, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalks, and bollard installation at both ends of Zaragoza Street. Visitors may be impacted due to construction noise and intermittent sidewalk and street closures. Traffic will be detoured and guided as needed. The project is expected to be completed in October, weather permitting. 

Built around 1805, the Julee Cottage was named for one of its earliest owners, Julee Panton, a free woman of color. The cottage is an early example of platform frame construction, reminiscent of the Creole cottages of the New Orleans French Quarter. It presently displays a “saltbox” shape, built to the sidewalk with no front porch, but cut off roof joists at the south wall suggest the building once had an overhang. It is the only surviving form of this urban Creole architecture in Pensacola. The cottage, included in the self-guided tour, represents the cottage of a working class African-American family during the era of Reconstruction.

The Julee Cottage is Stop 2 on the African American Heritage Trail

To learn more about African-American history in Pensacola, see the African American Heritage Society, located at 200 Church St. Founded in 1990, the mission of the AAHS is to preserve, promote, educate and integrate African American history, heritage, culture and diversity, in Pensacola and the Greater Gulf Coast Region through education and the humanities, and to continue to lead the area in supporting and promoting Cultural Tourism in Northwest Florida.