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September 23, 2016  RSS feed

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USA Today names Holocaust Museum tops in Pinellas

The Florida Holocaust Museum has been chosen by USA Today as the number one museum to visit in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area out of a top 10 list of museums. The first place rating coincides with the start of the museum’s 25th year anniversary.

“One of the most impressive (museums) is the Florida Holocaust Museum,” said USA Today “10 Best Expert” Michelle da Silva Richmond, “where that sad chapter in history is reverently honored.”

For the past 25 years, the museum’s focus has been to tell the story of the millions who suffered or died during the Holocaust through personal testimonies, official documentation, photographs and artifacts of individual narratives.

Da Silva Richmond points to some of the museum’s artifacts: photographs, tattered clothing and the boxcar once used to transport prisoners to concentration camps as some of the reasons she chose the museum for the accolade.

The other museums who made the top ten list (in order of placement after FHM): The Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Armed Forces Military Museum, St. Petersburg Museum of History, Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Great Explorations Children’s Museum, Leepa Ratner Museum of Art, Dunedin Historical Museum and the Gulf Beaches Historical Museum.

FHM is one of only three Holocaust museums accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg. Adult admission is $16, $8 for children ages 17 and under, and discounts are offered for seniors and college students. For more information call (727) 820 – 0100 or visit

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