Living History

Living History Thursdays starting June 25

Starting on Thursday, June 25 our living history department will have living history programs in Historic Pensacola Village from 10:00-4:00 on Thursdays. The Julee Cottage and the Museum of Industry will also be open. Free and open to the public.

At Home Activities to Do while Historic Pensacola Village is closed

Don't miss our Museum From Home page with our online resources and program updates, like Colonial Cooking at Home!

Let's Make Butter for kids!

Townsend's Colonial Cooking Videos and More

American History Kids Crafts

USS Constitution Fun and Games

Fun Colonial Games for Children to Play

What is Living History?

Living history seeks to educate visitors by interpreting how people lived in the past through demonstrations and interaction.

Our colonial programming depicts life in the early 19th century when Pensacola was a colony under Spanish rule. Activities include open hearth cooking, butter churning, gardening, candle making, laundry and more.

Our Victorian programming depicts life in the late 19th century in the boom years of Pensacola’s industries. Focusing on the leisure activities of the middle and upper classes, programs include lawn games, picnics, bicycling, garden parties, and tea.

Living history programs change seasonally to always offer visitors a new experience! Want to become a part of our living history program.

Interpreters demonstrate activities that were part of the average working-class family’s daily life.  Activities include gardening, cleaning, mending, needlecrafts, musket-cleaning, and fire-starting.