HistoryMiami Museum


HistoryMiami Museum

The history of South Florida is the story of humans in a unique environment. It began more than 10,000 years ago with the arrival of prehistoric Indians and continues to the multi-cultural metropolis of today. Tropical Dreams explores South Florida history from prehistoric times to the present day.

Check out the newly opened exhibition Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival!

Through Sunday Sep 30, 2018

Did you know that Miami hosted the first East Coast rock festival? From May 18-19, 1968, the Miami Pop Festival took place at Gulfstream Park and featured legendary performers like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Chuck Berry, and others. HistoryMiami Museum features this historic festival through an exhibition of rare photographs by Ken Davidoff, archival footage, and artifacts that illuminate the story of this groundbreaking event. Opening on the festival’s 50th anniversary, the exhibition highlights Miami in the late 1960s, organizers Ric O’Barry and Michael Lang (who later organized Woodstock), and the festival itself. It also includes the second Miami Pop Festival, which featured the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Fleetwood Mac. Come learn about a little-known, but seminal musical moment that Michael Lang described as “where the seeds of Woodstock were sown.”

You must have your confirmation and ID to get your tickets.

Tickets are valid for one visit during the month of purchase. All sales are final. Tickets are not transferrable to another month. 

On the first day of each month at 10:00 am Eastern time, a new set of tickets is available for purchase. The tickets may be used any day that the museum is open during the month of purchase. 

Please make sure to check the museum's hours in advance to verify that the museum is open on the day you wish to visit. www.historymiami.org