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Last update: 1/21/2019


Welcome to our website! 

The Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology is a research and teaching institution located at 307 S.E. 26th Terrace, Ocala, Florida, on the McPherson County Government Complex.

Our displays, exhibits and programs cover 13,000 years of human history in this wonderful county. 

Our Museum's Grand Opening was on September 18th, 2011 and we have now modified several areas in the museum since the opening, so be sure and stop by to see the "Changes".


Thank you for your interest in our area's wonderful history and heritage!



Recent Changes:

The museum has for sale Fresh From Florida Memory: Historical Recipes With a Modern Twist 2019 calendar. Each month features a Florida product with a historical photograph of that product and a modern recipe that uses that product. At the back of the calendar are cards with the recipes that may be torn out. Each is $4.62 plus tax and 100% of the money raised goes to support the Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology.

Watch Joe Voge's 1.2 hour lecture on the Ma Barker's House and shootout: Go to the bottom of the Lectures page


See our future Scheduled Events:  http://marioncountyarchaeology.com/mcmha/Lectures.htm

Future Lectures:

To be anounced later!!

At 2 p.m. in Green Clover Hall. Reception follows at East Hall. $5 donation for non-members, free for members.

Hours of Operation:  

  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (Closed Wednesday)

Volunteer at the Museum:  Call 352-236-5245 and ask about volunteering at the museum.  You can pick you days and hours you want to volunteer and will be taught with “On the Job Training” about Marion County’s History.




The county is supplying the building and much of the utilities/maintenance, but many expenses and cost for the displays will be from local donations. 

Donations can be made to The Marion County Historical Association (a 501-c(3) Corporation- any donation is tax deductible).


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Email for Museum Questions: mcmuseumha2@gmail.com  Call: 352-236-5245


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Webmaster:  Robin Corsiglia    352-236-2635    steameng1@cox.net





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