the Johnson History Museum
and the Historical Society
of Palm Beach County
The Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s offices are located inside the restored 1916 Courthouse, 300 North Dixie Highway, in downtown West Palm Beach. We are across the street from the modern courthouse.
The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is located on the 2nd Floor of the 1916 Courthouse.
Admission is FREE.
300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL
A Handicap-Accessible Entrance is located on the east side of the building on the ground level (1st Floor) with elevators to the second floor (the museum level). A wheelchair is available for use by visitors to the museum. Please see docent or staff upon arrival. For more information, call (561) 832-4164 ext. 2.
P.O. Box 4364, West Palm Beach, FL 33402-4364
Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Museum is closed on Sundays, major holidays (below), and the Saturday (May 2, 2020) during SunFest.
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Christmas Eve Day
New Year’s Eve Day
From the North
Take I-95 to the exit for Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. Turn left (east) on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard to Dixie Highway (U.S. 1). Turn right (south) onto Dixie Highway. The Museum is on the southeast corner of Dixie Highway and 3rd Street. See Parking below.
From the South
Take I-95 to the exit for Okeechobee Boulevard East. Turn right (east) on Okeechobee Boulevard to the light at Olive Avenue. Turn left (north) on Olive Avenue. Go to 3rd Street and turn left (west) to the Museum, on the left just past the County Governmental Center. See Parking below.
From the West
Take Okeechobee Boulevard east to Olive Avenue. Turn left (north) on Olive Avenue. Go to 3rd Street and turn left (west) to the Museum, on the left just past the County Governmental Center. See Parking below.
- 3rd Street: Parking meters take credit cards (maximum two hours for $2.00) or coins.
- 4th Street: Public parking lot: 4th Street allows two-way traffic. Enter the lot on the east half of the block. Pay at the kiosk.
- Garages: click here for public parking garages nearby. https://www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/uploadedFiles/parking-guide-downtown-gov-cent-complex.pdf