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Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida



The 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).

The 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.

Popular 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

Website: www.heritage-museum.org