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DON’T DISMISS THIS MUSEUM!

We visited The Blanchard House in December of 2017 when we were touring Punta Gorda,Florida. Rich... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
George Patti W
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Bracebridge, Canada
One stop in our Punta Gorda History tour

Our group of retired teachers visited here, as one of our stops to the historical places around... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
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15 Dec 2017
“DON’T DISMISS THIS MUSEUM!”
18 Mar 2017
“One stop in our Punta Gorda History tour”
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

We visited The Blanchard House in December of 2017 when we were touring Punta Gorda,Florida. Rich in history with photos, documents and displays to educate and keep your interest, this museum is not to be missed.

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank George Patti W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our group of retired teachers visited here, as one of our stops to the historical places around Punta Gorda. We learned many things about, not only the part African Americans played in the development of the area, but also a look into the past in...More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank daisykm437
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Punta Gorda has a wonderful history and honors its past with murals, museums and parks full of history and information about the early days and residents of the town. Blanchard House Museum is yet another addition to this rich past...wish more of the displays had...More

Date of experience: December 2016
5  Thank Jo L
Reviewed 9 November 2016

What were Punta Gorda's historically significant industries, who were its key African American residents, and how did the milieu of Jim Crow affect the city? Did you ever wonder know how Trabue Woods was named? Who were the local military heroes? This simple, yet beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2016
4  Thank PetmomNJ
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We are geocachers and that is what brought us here. We enjoyed reading about the history of this area and seeing the museum.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank caper2
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Blanchard House tells the story of the early years of Punta Gorda and the role of Black Americans in the everyday struggle to establish this town. A must see experience for residents, visitors, and snowbirds.

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank bardeg60
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary little museum if you appreciate history. Punta Gorda settlement (a Florida town with a long history) with a focus on African Americans. Excellent special exhibit about Reconstruction this year; Jim Crow era beginning in September 2016. And free! (Donations accepted, of course)

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Knowadge and history of the area, a must see for the visitors and snow birds, nice to be able to spend time in days gone by, Outstanding

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Joe33950
Reviewed 15 October 2015

They did a phenomenal job of keeping the historical integrity of this location. Have attended many wedding there. Breath taking.

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank JillFederici
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The people running the museum can not be more helpful there knowledge of the information was unbelievable.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank bill33467
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