Historic Pensacola Village
A complex of preserved and
historic structures, the village
helps visitors walk back in
Historic Pensacola Village - Pensacola, Florida
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LaValle House
Built in 1805, the LaValle House is a key landmark
in Pensacola village. It witnessed the storming of
Pensacola by Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812.
Pensacola's Past Comes Alive
One of the oldest cities on the Gulf Coast, the
historic city of Pensacola boasts an
impressive array of historic sites and
structures. One of the largest concentrations
of these can be found at the Historic
Pensacola Village, a major center for
heritage tourism and historic preservation in
the heart of the historic Florida city.

The village is a massive collection of historic
sites, museums and restored structures. Key
highlights include the T.T. Wentworth Jr.
Florida State Museum, the Museums of
Industry and Commerce and guided tours
that carry visitors through a variety of
buildings including the 1805 Lavalle House,
the 1832 Old Christ Church, the 1871 Dorr
House and the 1890 Lear-Rocheblave

Tours of the Historic Pensacola Village begin
at 205 East Zaragoza Street at the Tivoli
House. This beautiful structure was
reconstructed in 1976 from photographs and
archaeological findings of the original 1805
boarding and gaming house. From here,
costumed guides take visitors on a tour
through part of the village.

Among the stops is the Lavalle House, a
French Creole home constructed in 1805
when Florida was still a Spanish colony,
where visitors can see life as it was lived in
Pensacola before the city became part of the
United States.

From the Lavalle House, the tour leads on to
the historic Old Christ Church, where Union
soldiers stabled their horses during the Civil
War, the Greek Revival style Dorr House, built
in 1871, and the Folk Victorian designed
Lear-Rocheblave House.

Numerous other historic structures also dot
the landscape, including the fascinating
Julee Cottage. Once the home of Julee
Panton, a free woman of color, the cottage
gives visitors a taste of the rich
African-American heritage of Pensacola. The
simple cottage was built in 1805.

Among the other structures in the Historic
Village are the Quinn and Barkley Houses,
both of which date from the early 1820s and
the first days of Florida's history as a U.S.

Adding to the significance of the grounds are
the presence of many interpreted
archaeological features dating from
Pensacola's Colonial history. Among these
are the ruins of fortifications built between
1752 and 1821, Seville Square and Plaza
Ferdinand, and the ruins of buildings used by
the British during the American Revolution.
To reach the village from I-10, take I-110
south to the Garden Street exit and then turn
left onto Tarragona Street at the first light.
Follow Tarragona for five blocks to Zaragoza
Street and you will see the parking lot on your
right. The Tivoli House at 205 East Zaragoza
serves as the welcome center and ticket

If you are arriving via Highway 98, follow
Bayfront Parkway to Tarragona Street and
turn north one black to Saragoza Street. The
parking lot will be on your left.

Admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for
senior citizens, active military and AAA
members and $2.50 for children (ages 4-17).
The village is currently open Monday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., but please
call (850) 595-5985 extension 100 for current
information or
click here to visit their website.
Julee Cottage
Once the home of Julee
Panton, a free black woman,
the cottage is a rich artifact
from Pensacola's past.
Christ Church
Framed by storm clouds, the
church is a survivor of another
storm - the Civil War.
Ruins from the Revolution
This British well, uncovered
by archaeologists, was used
by soldiers during the Battle
of Pensacola, an important
engagement of the American
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