Would you like to live in a museum? The Matheson is searching for a tenant for the second floor apartment of the 1867 Matheson House, which is part of the museum complex. This historic home is located within walking distance to downtown Gainesville and is close to ‪UF‬ and Shands. Rent is $475 per month with utilities included. For more information please contact realtor@mathesonmuseum.org.

513 E University Avenue Gainesville FL 32601 US
Hours:      9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday and Fridays by appointment.  The museum also holds special events at night and on the weekends. Please see our events page for updated information.
Phone:     (352) 378-2280, Fax (352) 378-1246
The Matheson History Museum is free and open to the public (donations are encouraged).




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.