The Matheson History Museum, the antebellum Matheson House and the botanical garden at Sweetwater Park can be rented for weddings, parties and meetings. Click MORE for more information.

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Our collections include more than 20,000 historic postcards; 1,500 stereograph cards; and myriad photographs, documents and artifacts from Gainesville and Alachua County. Click MORE below.



The Matheson History Museum's program schedule for the Florida's Global Kitchen exhibition includes events for adults and children. Click on the MORE button for the full schedule of events.       

513 E University Avenue Gainesville FL 32601 US
Hours:      9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.  

The museum also holds special events at night and on the weekends. Please see our events page for updated information. The Matheson History Museum is free and open to the public (donations are encouraged).

Phone:     (352) 378-2280, Fax (352) 378-1246