Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida is located on the original
main street of Valparaiso, Florida (pictured above, circa 1940).
The oldest part of the building was the second home of Valparaiso
State Bank (now Synovus Bank). In 1964, the building
became the first home of Okaloosa-Walton Junior College (currently
Northwest Florida State College).
Heritage Museum opened its doors in 1971. The Museum is operated
by the Heritage Museum Association and is funded by membership
dues, donations, and grants from the State of Florida, Okaloosa
County, and the City of Valparaiso.
exhibits at the Heritage Museum include the fishing industry,
the lumber and turpentine industries, and the old Crestview
train depot. The museum has a substantial research
library, which is available by appointment during open hours.
115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Adults $5; Seniors & Active Military $4; Children $3;
Children under 4 and Museum Members, Free