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.
A. Quinn Jones Museum

The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center features a permanent exhibit on the community leader a ...

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

The 19th-century waterworks building, located at Boulware Springs, once provided the water supply fo ...

3300 SE 15th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

The Cade Museum's exhibits, educational programs, and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages ...

811 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Dudley Farm Historic State Park

Step back in time to feel what it's like to plow a field, plant a crop, bring the harvest in, mark t ...

18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry, FL, 32669
Evergreen Cemetary

Evergreen Cemetery was established in 1856. The City of Gainesville assumed ownership in 1944 and it ...

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

All the permanent exhibits are kid-friendly and many have hands-on features just for kids. Check the ...

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

Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved ...

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

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium seats 60 guests beneath a 34 ft Spitz projection dome and is equipped ...

3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X, Gainesville, FL, 32606
Little Orange Creek Nature Park

The park is located about 1.3 miles east of Hawthorne on Route 20. Historical Cemetery Horseshoe ...

Playground Features
24115 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL, 32640
Marjorie Kinnan-Rawlings Historic State Park

Visitors to this old Florida homestead can walk back in time to 1930s farm life where Marjorie Kinna ...

18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek, FL, 32640
Micanopy Historical Society Museum

The Micanopy Historical Society Museum features displays showing area and town history, from the ear ...

607 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, FL, 32667
Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve

The Micanopy Native American Heritage Preserve is a 16-acre site dedicated to the native peoples of ...

406 SE Tuscawilla Road, Micanopy, FL, 32667
Morningside Nature Center

Gainesville’s premier nature park, Morningside Nature Center, is one of the last remaining examples ...

3540 E. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32641
Sweetwater Branch Park

Sweetwater Branch Park is a linear park, a three-block stretch of trees and creek that borders downt ...

500 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL, 32601
Thomas Center, The

In 1972 when a rezoning request went before the city’s planning board to raze the hotel, the neighbo ...

602 NE 6th Avenue, Gainesville, FL, 32601
UF Astronomy Department

The Department of Astronomy operates an on-campus Teaching Observatory for educational and public pr ...

32611 Sweetwater Drive, Gainesville, FL, 32603
Waldo Park Playground

Small playground next to a historic red caboose that kids can go inside to explore.

Playground Features
SW 2 Pl & 5 Blvd, Waldo, FL, 32694