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8 Museums to explore in Alachua County

Alachua County

Gainesville is the chief metropolitan area for Alachua County. It is known for its diverse culture, local music, and artisans.

Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum
Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum16994 SW 134th Ave, Archer, FL 32618, USA

Archer Historical Society Museum, located in an old railroad depot built before 1900, contains exhibits about the history of the area.

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention811 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is named after Dr. Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, and reflects his philosophy of combining science and art in a way that is "purposeful creativity".

Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits
Florida Museum of Natural History-Exhibits3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

As the official natural history museum of Florida, the Florida Museum of Natural History was chartered in 1917 by the Florida Legislature.

Harn Museum of Art
Harn Museum of Art3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art occupies 112,800 square feet of space, making it one of the largest university art museums in the South.

Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center7225 SE 221st St, Hawthorne, FL 32640, USA

Hawthorne Historical Museum & Cultural Center features exhibits illustrating the history of Hawthorne, particularly those relating to the military.

Historic Haile Homestead
Historic Haile Homestead8500 SW Archer Rd, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

Historic Haile Homestead, also known as Haile Plantation House or Kanapaha, is located in Gainesville, Florida. Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile built the house in 1856 as part of their original 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) cotton plantation.

Matheson History Museum
Matheson History Museum513 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601, USA

Matheson History Museum building, formerly an American Legion hall, opened in 1994 as a museum

Micanopy Historical Society Museum
Micanopy Historical Society Museum607 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667, USA

Micanopy Historical Society was founded in 1983 after the Micanopy Historic District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by its nomination committee.

Map of Museums to explore in Alachua County