Museum Plaza Events

A picture of the CivicCon Award for Best New Addition to Downtown Pensacola for 2022.

CivicCon 2022 Award for Best New Addition to Downtown Pensacola

This award winning park, located behind the Pensacola Museum of History, opened in 2019 and is the largest venue space at the Historic Trust. With over 13,000 feet of event space, the possibilities are endless on the plaza. Set the stage for your next large event at this multi-use green space. 

Museum Plaza includes an outdoor education center featuring a covered stage and seating area ideal for presentations, performances, lectures and other outdoor activities. It also included the Early Childhood Education Playground and the Commanding Officers Compound.

Rental Rate:

DaysTimeDaily Rate
Sunday - Saturday All Day $500.00, plus tax

*All bookings include a refundable $250.00 security deposit due two months prior to the event. This is in addition to the rental fee listed above. 

**Insurance is required for all events at all UWF Historic Trust properties. 

  • How can we pay the rental fee and when is it due?

    Once the Event Coordinator has received a completed rental agreement, they will contact you about making payments. The first half of the rental fee plus tax is due once the rental agreement has been received. The remaining half of the rental fee plus the $250.00 refundable security deposit is due two months prior to the event. Payments can be made with a credit card or by check. The Event Coordinator will provide additional payment instructions after the rental agreement has been received.

  • What does the security deposit cover and is it refundable?

    A $refundable security deposit is required for all UWF Historic Trust venues and it is due two months prior to the event. The security deposit will be refunded after the event provided no damages have occurred, the venue is left clean and in acceptable condition, all rules and requirements are followed, and time limits are not exceeded. An invoice will be sent following the event in the case that damages, cleaning fees, or additional hours exceed $250.

  • Do we need to obtain event insurance?

    Yes, for each venue that is rented, liability insurance must be provided to cover major damages that may happen during the event. This type of insurance can be purchased from many different insurance companies. Proof of insurance must be submitted to the Event Coordinator at at least two months prior to the event. Additional information on the insurance requirements can be found in the rental agreement. 

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    The 50% initial payment – less a $200.00 administration fee – is refundable should you cancel your reservation with a written notice via email to at least six months prior to your scheduled event. Cancellation request submitted less than six months prior to the event will not be refunded. Venue rentals are not transferable to other venues or dates.  



Museum Plaza can easily accommodate 400 attendees. 

Rental Period:

Museum Plaza is rented by the day. All set-up time, event time, and clean-up time is to be conducted within the rental period. Please review the City of Pensacola's noise ordinance, Sec. 8-1-13. - Regulation of Noise for all outdoor events. Per this regulation, loud noises are prohibited between 11pm and 7am within the City of Pensacola.


Tables, chairs, tents, AV equipment, barricades, trash cans, and other equipment are not provided for Museum Plaza.

Museum Plaza includes a stage with electrical outlets, but no audio/visual equipment is provided. Specific rules for connecting sound and electrical equipment must be reviewed with UWF Historic Trust staff prior to the event.

Tents are not provided by the UWF Historic Trust. Staking is not permitted. Tents may be secured with water barrels or cement blocks. 

Restrooms are not provided for this venue. Portable restroom may be used at this venue, but the placement of them must be coordinated with the Historic Trust staff prior to the event. 

Please review the FAQs on the Historic Venues page for more information.

Booking and Contact Information:

For booking information or to schedule a site visit, please contact our Event Coordinator:



  • Museum Plaza Rental Availability Calendar

    Below is the Museum Plaza rental availability calendar. The current rental period ends on December 31, 2025. The rental calendar for 2026 will open in January 2025. The calendar view for any dates after 2025 is not accurate and should not be used for planning events.

    *Dates are not held without a completed rental agreement and initial payment. Please contact us at to confirm availability and the start the reservation process. 


Photos of Museum Plaza:


Wedding at Museum Plaza

Muskets Firing on Museum Plaza during celebration

Photos of tents on museum plaza for Makers Faire