My wife and I spent over 2+ hours on May 15, 2014 at the Historic Pensacola Village. You can tour on your home and you can also take the 90 minute tour of 3 buildings and the church. We highly recommend you take the tour since it covers buildings not available on the "self guided" tour. Well worth the token charge for the tour.
Miraium (spelling) gave a great explanation of how to see the historic village. See was very patient and was very helpful. It's nice to see someone taking money and giving tickets who is friendly and so helpful.
Phillip was our tour guide for the 11am tour. His 10 minute history lesson before the start of the tour was outstanding. It really helped tie the history of Pensacola together and the 5 countries that owned Pensacola.
As we toured each building Phillip gave us the background story and then the details of everything in each room. He answered every question and always had an answer. His knowledge, sense of humor, and timing was excellent. He knew enough to let everyone sit in the church since we had been on our feet for an hour and it was actually fun listening to the background stories. The wife is a history buff and she especially enjoyed his material. We both appreciate individuals that know their stuff.
Phillip encourage people to take pictures and I did. You have got to realize that I am an Advanced Amateur photographer and took over 100 pictures on the tour and was often the last leaving a building.
We had two days in Pensacola and this was the BEST attraction we went to. After the tour we did wonder thru some of the other buildings. We were both impressed with the condition of the building, well maintained and the contents were correct for the era.
The next morning before we left we went back to the village before it opened so I could shoot more photographs of the buildings. That 15 minute stop turned into 90 minutes as we took out side pictures and toured a few buildings. Also got pictures of the people working in the correct clothing for the era.
The older gentleman who was setting up to work on a single shot riffle was very helpful and he shared how he makes a rifle. He posed with my wife and had a great positive attitude.
No matter how long you have, this is a MUST SEE attraction and well worth the time.