Step back in time and discover the enchanting allure of Heritage Village, a place where the echoes of history resonate through every corner. As you wander through the historic houses onsite, you will find yourself transported to a bygone era. Each artifact and display have been carefully selected to offer a glimpse into the vibrant tapestry of Pinellas County’s cultural heritage, inviting you to explore the stories of those who came before us.

Virtual Exhibits and Tours

Historic Buildings

Stepping into the Heritage Village is like embarking on a journey through time, where the past comes to life through the carefully preserved buildings and immersive exhibits. The village serves as a living museum, offering a window into the past and allowing visitors to connect with the history and culture of the region in a meaningful way. By exploring the furnished interiors and learning about the daily routines of early inhabitants, guests can gain a newfound appreciation for the resilience and resourcefulness of those who shaped the village’s legacy.

Special Exhibits

McKay Creek Boat Shop Exhibit

Explore the life of Clark Mills, a renowned local boat-builder who made a significant impact on the world of sailing with his revolutionary design, the Optimist Pram. Born in Clearwater, Florida, Mills began building boats at a young age and eventually gained recognition for his craftsmanship and innovative designs.

Turner Bungalow Exhibit

Opening Fall 2024, the Turner Bungalow permanent exhibit is set to delve into the intriguing history of the Turner family. This exhibit will offer a glimpse into the remarkable lives and era of this early pioneer family. Join us as we journey back in time to uncover the rich tapestry of stories and experiences that shaped the Turner family’s legacy.

Rotating Exhibits

The Madeira Beach Cottage at Heritage Village is a charming location that serves as a hub for the community’s historical exhibits. With a rotating exhibit space, visitors can expect to see a variety of displays that are thoughtfully curated in collaboration with local historical museums and the community.

Permanent Exhibit

Embark on a fascinating journey through time to uncover the rich history of Pinellas County. Delve into the history of coastal living, the evolution of agriculture, the vibrant community life, and the flourishing tourism industry that have collectively molded the diverse tapestry of Pinellas County’s past. Explore how these major industries and tight-knit communities have intertwined to create a unique and compelling narrative of growth, resilience, and progress in this captivating region.

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