Gainesville, FL is a charming city full of historic homes, old-world charm, and untouched natural wonders. One of the best spots to check out Florida History is the Matheson History Museum. The Matheson Museum complex includes Gainesville’s second-oldest residence, the Matheson House, as well as the museum itself, the Tison Tool Museum of antiquated and recovered tools, and the Sweetwater Park Reserve, ideal for a Florida hike. 

The Matheson Museum is the ideal spot to read up on local history, it actually serves as a library as well as a museum! While you’re there check out the beautiful Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall, where temporary and permanent historical exhibits reside.

Stop by while you’re wandering through downtown Gainesville to learn more about this wonderful city!