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Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County Museum

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Must See Museum and It’s Free

My wife and I visited the museum today and really enjoyed the exhibits and tour of the courtroom... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The Palm Beach history that's typically overlooked

First, chat with the attendant by the entrance. He tells what yo have always been curious about... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Nikolai T
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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300 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-4605
+1 561-832-4164
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

Just moved to downtown WPB and decided to visit this museum since I am always wanting to know the history of where I live at. I was also interested in seeing the inside of the museum because it is located at the old county courthouse...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

There are so many important real history moments and contributions that stay locked up and hidden away to provide the museum space for tourism promotion. Yes, tourism is importaint but in-depth history is what local residents expect. Most history is not available unless someone makes...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the museum today and really enjoyed the exhibits and tour of the courtroom. We spent about two hours and learned a lot about Palm Beach history and the people responsible for making the area what it is. The staff was...More

Thank 540wandaf
Reviewed 18 June 2018

First, chat with the attendant by the entrance. He tells what yo have always been curious about (since you made it to this place!). Besides the permanent displays, you also find seasonal exhibits and stuff on loan from private owners that isn't frequently on display....More

Thank Nikolai T
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is perfect for families children and anyone interested in a fun museum filled with interesting artifacts hand it’s free. The museum is housed in the old courthouse in the center of West Palm Beach and there’s plenty of parking nearby for just five...More

Thank Don L
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a couple of hours to visit! Parking approx half a block away... $5. Free museum...free will donations appreciated. Special exhibit currently is sunken treasures from this region. Interesting display. Other exhibits...history of the region. Court Room is interesting. Special exhibit there currently is...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I try to visit the museum every few years and try to catch one of their special exhibits. This year my visit was in between exhibitions but I really enjoyed it. The courthouse itself is the main exhibit having been restored. I'm told it is...More

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This museum is amazing.....historic courthouse with wonderful changing exhibits and a lot of information on how the Palm Beach area came to be. Do you know how the city got it's name? Get out of the heat and come find out! The staff is super...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A local recommended this museum, and we were glad we went. This is the perfect reuse of the historic courthouse, and we were warmly greeted by staff, and offered and overview of the facility. Very interesting, and except for nearby parking, FREE.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed with the stately photogenic Greek Revival building with its huge green lawn, & the wonderful service it has given. Docent Frank, learning that I have real estate interests, explained that as the result of the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901, the...More

Thank ChanEvan
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The building itself is interesting and my teen-age granddtr enjoyed the "court room" There are changing exhibits, which means you can visit fairly often.

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21 June 2018|
Response from Don L | Reviewed this property |
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6 February 2015|
Response from FloridaSunDevil | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, there is no free parking associated with the museum. There are a number of nearby public parking garages nearby. Parking for the hour or so could be about $5.00 or less. Remember, the museum is... More