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Columbia County Historical Museum | Florida Sports Hall of Fame
Olustee Battlefield & Museum | Historic Lake City Main Street Program
The Lake City Historic Commercial District | The Lake Isabella Historic Residential District
Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center | Antiquing
Columbia County Historical Museum
105 South Hernando Street
386-755-9096

The Columbia County Historical Museum serves all residents and visitors to Columbia County and Lake City as an agent for collecting, interpreting, commemorating and loaning Civil Wars items and other artifacts and information that reflect the history and heritage of the region.

Exhibits at the Museum change quarterly. The exhibits reflect the wide variety of interests and heritage of Columbia County.

The Columbia County Historical Museum is the cornerstone of the Residential Historic District of Lake Isabella.

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Florida Sports Hall of Fame
106 Hall of Fame Drive, off Highway 90 West.
386-758-1310

The Florida Sports Hall of Fame is one of the best state facilities in the nation. Over 40 exhibits relating to virtually every aspect of sports available in Florida are featured. Special exhibits covering the success of the University of Miami, Florida State University and University of Florida football programs are augmented by interactive displays. In addition, there are individual displays of each of the Hall of Fame inductees. Sports Gift Shop, 50 seat theater .

Olustee Battlefield & Museum
13 miles East of Lake City
386-752-3866

 

The site of a Civil War battle where Confederate forces turned back Union troops marching on Tallahassee. Each February, the battlefield comes alive during a re-enactment of this historical event. In addition, the Site has a museum and an interpretive trail along battle lines which are open year round.
Historic Lake City Main Street Program
A downtown revitalization project of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Main Street Program is developed and funded locally. Coordinated city and county efforts have been instrumental in encouraging private investors and recruiting new businesses to the area, which is an integral part of the program.

An excellent tour developed by the Main Street Program provides a glimpse into the life of the last hundred years.

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The Lake City Historic Commercial District
The Lake City Historic Commercial District consists of all or parts of fifteen blocks in Lake City’s downtown commercial area. Most of the buildings in the district front on North Marion Street, which is part of U.S. Highway 441. During the historic period the area of Marion Street between Railroad and Duval Streets contained an almost unbroken line of commercial buildings. Since World War II, however, a number of those buildings have been razed. They have either been replaced by modern buildings or their lots left vacant, creating an obvious gap between some of the contributing resources of the area. For this reason, the boundaries of the district encompass two discontinuous areas, which share a common period of significance and contribute to an understanding of the extent of the city’s historic commercial sector.
The Lake Isabella Historic Residential District
The Lake Isabella Historic Residential District consists of all or parts of thirty blocks southeast of Lake City’s downtown area. The district encompasses a large and concentrated collection of buildings that reflect national trends in architecture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The area surrounding Lake Isabella, was among the most desirable locations for residential construction during the historic period due to its natural beauty and close proximity to the commercial downtown section.

The complete tour is available by request.

Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center
17 miles North of Lake City in White Springs, Fl. on the banks of the famous Suwannee River 386-397-1920.

The Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center fulfills two purposes. Appropriately situated on the Suwannee River, the 247 acre center honors the memory of Foster, whose song " Old Folks at Home" memorialized the picturesque stream. It also serves as a gathering place for those who perpetuate the crafts, music and legends of early and contemporary Floridians.

Dioramas which depict scenes described in some of Stephen Foster’s most famous songs are housed in the Stephen Foster Museum and in the Carillon Tower, along with other exhibits. The Carillon Tower is also home to the world’s largest tubular bell instrument. Guided tours of the Stephen Foster Museum and Carillon Tower exhibits are given daily.

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ANTIQUING
For those whose shopping passion is for antiques, there are many shops in Columbia County. Several are located in downtown Lake City. These shops include The Pink Magnolia, Remember When, and Nancy’s Antiques. Hours vary with the majority of the shops, the best bet is to simply take a drive starting with the downtown area. Enjoy the many shops, but don’t let your passion stop just in downtown. Explore the entire area. Webb’s Antique Mall is the largest in the area with over 200 dealers under one roof. In addition to antique shops, you may have the good fortune to visit during one of our many antique auctions. Ask at any of the shops for more information.
Anna V's
386-364-1015
230 W. Howard Street
Live Oak, FL 32060
Antiques North-South Connection
386-758-9280
Rt. 3, Box 173F
Lake City, FL 32055
Antiques, Antiques
386-758-4744
Rt. 13, Box 185
Lake City, FL 32055
Baskets & Chairs, Antiques and Collectibles
386-364-1286
219 W. Howard Street
Live Oak, FL 32060
Britannia Antiques Incorporated
386-755-0120
1/2 mi. west of I-75 on Hwy 90 West
Lake City, FL 32055
Downtown Antiques
386-755-0131
802 North Marion Street
Lake City, FL 32055
Early Bird Collectibles
386-364-4120
215 W. Howard Street
Live Oak, FL 32060
Grandma's Attic
386-362-4806
Rt. 3, Box 498
Live Oak, FL 32060
Holiday Treasurer's & Gift
386-364-4191
136 West Howard St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
Jay's Gifts and Collectibles
386-752-9935
Jay Phillips
737 North Marion Street
Lake City, FL 32055
June's Junque Junction
386-752-4361
South Marion Street
Lake City, FL 32055
Kornucopia
386-963-4898
12093 County Road 137
Wellborn, FL 32094
Lawson's Studios
386-362-2066
109 W. Howard St.
Live Oak, FL 32060
Nancy’s Antiques
386-752-0272
412 North Marion Street
Lake City, FL 32055
Nic Nac Shack
386-362-3666
126 West Howard Street
Live Oak, FL 32060
O'Brien's Country Store
386-935-2996
P. O. Box 212
O'Brien, FL 32071
The Log Cabin Antiques Highway 441 South
Lake City, FL
The Pink Magnolia
386-752-4336
202 W. Duval Street
Lake City, FL 32055
The Telford Dining Room
386-397-1000
3 River Street
White Springs, FL
Webb's Antique Mall
386-758-5564
Rt. 3, Box 171-8, US 441 & I-75
Lake City, FL 32024
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