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Heritage Village Brings Pinellas County's History to Life!

Come visit this 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape is home to some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings.

More than 28 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, include a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store as well as a variety of historic homes.

Free Admission! - Donations Welcome

Kid's Making Soap
See It-28 Historic Structures, Do It-Hand-on Living History Fun, Shart It-With Family & Friends
Special Events

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Special Summer Hours Announced
Closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 for county and federal holidays  

During the months of June, July and August, the summer hours for Heritage Village will be Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Seasonal hours for the months of September to May are Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Turner House

Photo & Filming Guidelines

For the enjoyment of all of our visitors, the protection of our historical resources and for your own safety, certain policies
must be in place. Professional and Commercial Photographers must register in the Visitor Center upon arrival. Please review our Photo & Filming Guidlines. Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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Black Pot Cooking

“The Blackpot Gourmet” Cooking Classes
Class dates are: July 11, August 1, Sept. 5, and Oct. 3
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - at the cooking pit
Menu choices and Dress Requirements
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To register or for more information call (727) 582-2233.

Learn the fine art of Blackpot cooking from beginning to end!   The variety of delicious dishes you help to create during this 3-hour experience will be enjoyed by the entire group. CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS ONLY. (18 years and older)  Cost per participant, per class, is $30.  To reserve your place, payment is required at registration and must be scheduled no later than two (2) weeks prior to your chosen class date. Class dates are: June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, and October 3. Sponsored by the Pinellas County Historical Society

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Rolling Hoops

Passport Adventures - flyer pdf file
Wednesday-Friday, June 17 to Aug. 7.
The sessions begin at 10 or 10:30 a.m.

This summer Heritage Village is offering a “Passport Adventures” program for children ages 4-11. The two-hour hands-on history program is designed for summer camps, recreation, church and other groups.

The groups will spend time in the old Florida piney woods, touring historical houses, and participating in kid-friendly living history activities. Junior Docent teen volunteers will lead the tours. Adult chaperones and pre-registration are required. The fee is $3 per child. For more information, or to register for the program, call  (727) 582-2125. 

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Rolling Hoops

Junior Docent Volunteers
Each summer, teens from Pinellas County join the volunteer team at Heritage Village and are provided a special training session. Approved as a Bright Futures volunteer location, Heritage Village's Junior Docent Program encourages teens aged 12 - 17 to learn about local and Florida history by participating in the fun action packed Passport Adventures program. Teens provide historic house tours, demonstrate fun living history activities, play historic games, sing songs and much more.

Applications are now being accepted. Please email: heritagevillage@pinellascounty.org or call (727) 582-2125 for further information or to receive an application packet.

College Internships are now available at Heritage Village for summer 2015.

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Turner House

Turner Bungalow Restoration Project
The Turner bungalow was moved from 801 S. Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater to Heritage Village in January 2014. The historic structure was the home of Alfred Cleveland and Amber Clark Turner and remained in the family throughout its history. The 1915 home is of the distinct Florida vernacular bungalow style of that time period. Heritage Village is seeking donations to restore and preserve the historic value of the structure, providing visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn from this important piece of Clearwater’s history and the history of Florida vernacular architecture.

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Boat Shop Fund Raising
Boathouse GraphicCruising into Coastal History
Heritage Village is seeking funds to construct a building patterned after the boat shops in which area boat builders practiced their craft in days gone by. This building will house vintage boats and other materials related to the county’s rich coastal history.

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In the News:

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arrow Archives & Library
Archive-LibraryHeritage Village has evolved into Pinellas County's principal resource center for the collection, conservation, and study of the history of Pinellas County. more>

arrow Ongoing Exhibits
ExhibitStep out of the heat and enjoy the cool exhibits on display in the museum galleries! more>

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arrow Volunteer
Open House VolunteersVillage Volunteers Connect the Past... with the present. Learn how you can become involved at this 21-acre history museum! more>
arrow Gift Shop
Gift ShopStop by the gift shop for a souvenir of your visit! more>
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Free Admission! Donations Welcome
Heritage Village is a no-smoking facility
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Dogs are allowed in the Village grounds on a leash, but not in the historic houses or the museum. Owners must pick up after them.