Historical and Educational Attractions

This page lists attractions of historical, cultural, or educational significance in the Gainesville, Florida area. Listings may include historical homes, battlefields, forts, monuments, famous birthplaces, and other places of historical significance, as well educational attractions such as planetariums.
Kids Gainesville: Historical and Educational Attractions - Fun 4 Gator Kids
AQJ Museum

The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center features a permanent exhibit on the community leader and educator. The museum also features stories of o ...

1013 NW 7th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Bouleware Springs Nature Park and Historic Waterworks

Boulware Springs is a trailhead for the 17-mile Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail. Picnic facilities are available as well as an area for parking and ...

3300 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32641
Dudley Farm

Step back in time to feel what it's like to plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark the changes of seasons, and, like three generations ...

18730 W. Newberry Rd.,, Newberry, Florida, 32669
Evergreen Cemetary

Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1856. The City of Gainesville assumed ownership in 1944 and it remains the only municipal cemetery in Gainesvill ...

401 SE 21st Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Florida Museum of Natural History Discovery Zone

Children can explore, observe, study, pretend and play at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s new “Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone” perman ...

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, 32611
Historic Haile Homestead

Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gaine ...

8500 Archer Road, Gainesville, Fl, 32608
Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium seats 60 guests beneath a 34 ft Spitz dome, and is equipped with not one, but two, state of the art planetarium project ...

3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Room 129, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings Historic State Park

Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings lived and worked in the tiny community ...

18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
Sweetwater Park

Located directly behind the Museum, the park is a joint effort of the Matheson Museum and the City of Gainesville.   The park is an outdoor museum in ...

513 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Thomas Center, The

In 1972 when a rezoning request went before the city’s planning board to raze the hotel, the neighborhood residents began a resistance movement. The s ...

306 NE 6th Ave., Gainesville, FL, 32602
UF Astronomy Department

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public programs. These events are all free to the public. T ...

south of the Reitz Union parking lot and west of the Aerospace Engineering building, off the Museum Road, Gainesville, Florida