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Last update: 5/12/2019


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!

Mail Address:            P.O. Box 4383 Ocala FL 34478         

Physical Address:    307 SE 26th Ter, Ocala, FL 34471   352-236-5245


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.

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

Future Lectures:

COMING ATTRACTIONS at the MC Museum of History & Archaeology

All programs 3rd Sunday of odd months, at 2 p.m. in Green Clover Hall at 319 SE 26th Ter. Reception follows at East Hall at 307 SE 26th Ter with refreshments and touring the museum.  All programs admission are free to members and $5 to nonmembers. Individual and family memberships available for sale at events. For information, please call the museum at (352) 236-5245.

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM:  "Early agriculture in North & NW Marion Co".

 Presented by Annabelle Leitner, local historian Sunday

Leitner, local historian and farmer will be presenting a history of early agriculture in North and Northwest Marion County. Annabelle also spoke at the 175th Anniversary celebration on 03/30/2019.

Please join us for this family-friendly event as we step back over years of agriculture in our county.

While at the reception, be sure to check out the museum store. We have gotten new items and have recently received a new shipment of museum T-shirts that include size XXL

The museum’s Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/MarionCountyMuseumofHistoryandArchaeology/


July 21, 2019:  Dr. Joe Knetsch "Army Air Corps, Aerial Photography in WWI" including impact on Florida’s development.

September 15, 2019: Brian Stoothoff, “The History of Ocala – 173 years”.

November 17, 2019Nancy B. Miller, Primitive Uses of the Florida Palm & Pine, Basketry and a Little History, Too! Weaving Baskets out of available local materials, Palm, pine needles, etc.


On Saturday, March 30 at the County McPherson Complex there will be a celebration for the 175th Anniversary of Marion County

This starts off on Thursday, March 28th at Fort King at 5:00PM with a re-enactment of the first Commission Meeting of Marion County that took place at Fort King on Feburary 20th, 1846.    Historical Presentation, Cannon Firing demonstration, and refreshments served.


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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