- $39 for a date-night tour of The Quina House for two ($78 value)
Costumed guides lead 90-minute date-night tours through the rooms of the 200-year-old cottage by reservation on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Guests sip wine as they hear tales from the past. Each couple receives a book of potions and cures.
Quina House Museum
Pensacola's oldest surviving house located on its original site, the Quina House was built in 1810. The shingled-frame cottage was made of local pine, cypress, and oak with a double-fire chimney, butterfly roof, and a portico with columnettes. Its namesake, Desiderio Quina, bought the house in 1821, had seven children with his wife, Margarita Bauve, and ran an apothecary business. In the same year, the Spanish Floridas were incorporated into the United States of America⎯the official event was presided over by Andrew Jackson just a few blocks from the Quinas’ front porch. Desiderio and Margarita’s presence remains in the house today in their historical furnishings, which include a horse-hair sofa and a sleigh bed from 1830. Today, the Quina House Museum sponsors date-night house tours, monthly luncheons, and walking tours of the Seville Square Historic District so that visitors can experience life before Google
Quina House Museum (Pensacola Historic Preservation Society)
204 S Alcaniz St.
Pensacola, FL 32502