(PENSACOLA, Fla.) - The city of Pensacola likes to claim it is the first settlement in America.
It's settlement goes back to 1559, and history is something folks there like to talk about.
"Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast have such a rich history. It's very important for us to celebrate that. So, we enjoy retelling that story to make sure visitors and guests from around the world realize the value of our history and how far back it goes," Dena Bush, with Historic Pensacola Village, said.
"Pensacola has such a great quality of life and cultural scene," Shelley Yates with The Fish House said. "We have an art museum, we have a ballet and a little theatre. It's what really makes this place a wonderful community."
Just a few miles from downtown, history takes flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
"It was a great idea, and thanks to the people who pushed for the rescue the history of naval aviation," museum spokesperson Bob Rasmussen said.
The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. t0 5 p.m. Admission is free.